Posts Tagged: Fabrica

Where Will Music Head Next?

Brexit and Trump were each reactions to world events, and now the world is changing in response.  In this time of tumult, where will music head next?  In this article, we examine the trends and make a few prophecies. The

Where Will Music Head Next?

Brexit and Trump were each reactions to world events, and now the world is changing in response.  In this time of tumult, where will music head next?  In this article, we examine the trends and make a few prophecies. The

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album art can draw listeners to music, or push them away.  The best album art enhances the overall presentation, while the worst detracts from it.  In some cases, we’ve reviewed albums because of the art, while in others we’ve declined.

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album art can draw listeners to music, or push them away.  The best album art enhances the overall presentation, while the worst detracts from it.  In some cases, we’ve reviewed albums because of the art, while in others we’ve declined.

Various Artists ~ You Are Welcome Here

The international refugee crisis has exposed veins of both kindness and fear, challenging assumptions of nation and immigration.  This new compilation (which features all unreleased tracks) is a humble attempt to draw attention and much needed hope to a seemingly

Various Artists ~ You Are Welcome Here

The international refugee crisis has exposed veins of both kindness and fear, challenging assumptions of nation and immigration.  This new compilation (which features all unreleased tracks) is a humble attempt to draw attention and much needed hope to a seemingly

Rodman Melchior Melchior Rodman

The tape begins with a lonely violin, melancholic in nature.  Letha and Dan are married, and Letha is battling Stage IV melanoma and breast cancer.  This elegiac work testifies to art as a statement of life. Letha’s side is stunning, a

Rodman Melchior Melchior Rodman

The tape begins with a lonely violin, melancholic in nature.  Letha and Dan are married, and Letha is battling Stage IV melanoma and breast cancer.  This elegiac work testifies to art as a statement of life. Letha’s side is stunning, a

Luciernaga ~ Plays Propaganda Songs

With a title like Plays Propaganda Songs, one knows that an album will be political.  The amusement arrives knowing that this is a drone album about drone strikes. As one enjoys the hovering, wooshing and warbling sounds, one can’t help but

Luciernaga ~ Plays Propaganda Songs

With a title like Plays Propaganda Songs, one knows that an album will be political.  The amusement arrives knowing that this is a drone album about drone strikes. As one enjoys the hovering, wooshing and warbling sounds, one can’t help but

Insect Factory/Luciernaga ~ Split C-80

A while back we reviewed Insect Factory‘s Melodies from a Dead Radio, and now Baltimore’s Jeff Barsky has returned on a split C-80, sharing space with Brooklyn’s Luciernaga.  The packaging is particularly nice: a reel-to-reel box that manages to come across as even

Insect Factory/Luciernaga ~ Split C-80

A while back we reviewed Insect Factory‘s Melodies from a Dead Radio, and now Baltimore’s Jeff Barsky has returned on a split C-80, sharing space with Brooklyn’s Luciernaga.  The packaging is particularly nice: a reel-to-reel box that manages to come across as even

Insect Factory ~ Melodies from a Dead Radio

An intriguing title is a great start, and from the very first track, Melodies from a Dead Radio delivers on its promise.  One would imagine said melodies to be static-filled, ghostly, out of focus, difficult to comprehend.  The shortwave radio burst of

Insect Factory ~ Melodies from a Dead Radio

An intriguing title is a great start, and from the very first track, Melodies from a Dead Radio delivers on its promise.  One would imagine said melodies to be static-filled, ghostly, out of focus, difficult to comprehend.  The shortwave radio burst of