Posts Tagged: Constellation

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

Sorry, friends, no folk or jazz made our top ten this year ~ 2021 was the year of rock and post-rock!  With almost every major post-rock band releasing an EP or album in 2021, even some of the top performers

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

Sorry, friends, no folk or jazz made our top ten this year ~ 2021 was the year of rock and post-rock!  With almost every major post-rock band releasing an EP or album in 2021, even some of the top performers

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

This year, we reviewed more modern composition albums than those in any other genre ~ not because more were submitted, but because their overall quality was so high.  We read this trend early in our Spring Music Preview, and it

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

This year, we reviewed more modern composition albums than those in any other genre ~ not because more were submitted, but because their overall quality was so high.  We read this trend early in our Spring Music Preview, and it

Jessica Moss ~ Phosphenes

Jessica Moss‘ violin has been gracing post-rock and modern composition for so long that we forget she is still capable of surprise.  Phosphenes is a brand new beast, born in isolation, that plunges into the dark in order to sing of

Jessica Moss ~ Phosphenes

Jessica Moss‘ violin has been gracing post-rock and modern composition for so long that we forget she is still capable of surprise.  Phosphenes is a brand new beast, born in isolation, that plunges into the dark in order to sing of

Fly Pan Am ~ Frontera

This is one fast album.  When we write, “After 25 years, Fly Pan Am shows no sign of slowing down,” take it literally. While a hint of the speed can be found at the end of last year’s extended video single

Fly Pan Am ~ Frontera

This is one fast album.  When we write, “After 25 years, Fly Pan Am shows no sign of slowing down,” take it literally. While a hint of the speed can be found at the end of last year’s extended video single

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

It may be an understatement to say that Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s time has finally come.  Not their musical time ~ that arrived when they first appeared on the scene a quarter century ago.  But their socio-political time ~ the time they warned us about,

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

It may be an understatement to say that Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s time has finally come.  Not their musical time ~ that arrived when they first appeared on the scene a quarter century ago.  But their socio-political time ~ the time they warned us about,

SP* Episode 18: INTO THE UNCANNY VALLEY – with Roger Tellier-Craig [podcast]

This episode features a wide-ranging conversation with Montreal’s Roger Tellier-Craig, known for his work with Fly Pan Am, Godspeed, Le Révélateur and others. In 2019, Fly Pan Am released C’est ça, their first record in 15 years, but their 2020

SP* Episode 18: INTO THE UNCANNY VALLEY – with Roger Tellier-Craig [podcast]

This episode features a wide-ranging conversation with Montreal’s Roger Tellier-Craig, known for his work with Fly Pan Am, Godspeed, Le Révélateur and others. In 2019, Fly Pan Am released C’est ça, their first record in 15 years, but their 2020

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without