Posts Tagged: Eilean

Monty Adkins ~ A Year at Usher’s Hill

We’re not sure where Usher’s Hill is located, but based on the look and sound of this set, it’s a beautiful place: bucolic, green, sedate.  One pictures sheep at pasture, blankets spread upon the ground, petals falling slowly in the

Monty Adkins ~ A Year at Usher’s Hill

We’re not sure where Usher’s Hill is located, but based on the look and sound of this set, it’s a beautiful place: bucolic, green, sedate.  One pictures sheep at pasture, blankets spread upon the ground, petals falling slowly in the

Toàn ~ Histós Lusis

The seasons have shifted, as noted by Eilean Records’ blue summer releases.  The first is from Toàn, who has himself shifted tone from his earlier incarnation as Qiwu Selftet.  For much of the album, he hides his affection for tonal jazz, but

Toàn ~ Histós Lusis

The seasons have shifted, as noted by Eilean Records’ blue summer releases.  The first is from Toàn, who has himself shifted tone from his earlier incarnation as Qiwu Selftet.  For much of the album, he hides his affection for tonal jazz, but

Monolyth & Cobalt ~ The Dunen Diaries

Eilean Records was our Label of the Year in 2016, and has now reached a milestone 50th release.  It’s the rare instance in which the cover number matches the release number, as artists are allowed to choose their own.  But in

Monolyth & Cobalt ~ The Dunen Diaries

Eilean Records was our Label of the Year in 2016, and has now reached a milestone 50th release.  It’s the rare instance in which the cover number matches the release number, as artists are allowed to choose their own.  But in

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Labels

France’s Eilean Records ascends to the top spot this year, followed by Erased Tapes and 1631 Recordings.  These labels each released an impressive amount of work in 2016, all of consistent quality.  Each is a role model for the industry.  One has been

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Labels

France’s Eilean Records ascends to the top spot this year, followed by Erased Tapes and 1631 Recordings.  These labels each released an impressive amount of work in 2016, all of consistent quality.  Each is a role model for the industry.  One has been

Sustainer ~ Medicina

On the surface, Medicina seems like a lost album from The Caretaker, until one considers its pedigree.  These old records didn’t come from the 20s and 30s, but the 60s and 70s.  They represent a loving reclamation of a maligned form of

Sustainer ~ Medicina

On the surface, Medicina seems like a lost album from The Caretaker, until one considers its pedigree.  These old records didn’t come from the 20s and 30s, but the 60s and 70s.  They represent a loving reclamation of a maligned form of