Posts Tagged: Glitterbeat

Park Jiha ~ The Gleam

Korea’s Park Jiha uses an uncommon setup of piri, saenghwang, yanggeum and glockenspiel, which still seems exotic when one learns that those first three instruments are versions of oboe, mouth organ and hammered dulcimer.  But when using music to reflect the

Park Jiha ~ The Gleam

Korea’s Park Jiha uses an uncommon setup of piri, saenghwang, yanggeum and glockenspiel, which still seems exotic when one learns that those first three instruments are versions of oboe, mouth organ and hammered dulcimer.  But when using music to reflect the

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2019 was the best year for post-rock in recent memory. We knew it early; by spring we were well on our way to a top ten.  The dominance of post-rock on this year’s list is a sign of strength which

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2019 was the best year for post-rock in recent memory. We knew it early; by spring we were well on our way to a top ten.  The dominance of post-rock on this year’s list is a sign of strength which

Širom ~ A Universe that Roasts Blossoms for a Horse

Two years ago, we reviewed I Can Be a Clay Snapper, from Slovenian trio Širom.  Their highly unique sound continues to be undefinable; in the same way that Dead Can Dance expanded the lines of world music, Širom challenges assumptions of

Širom ~ A Universe that Roasts Blossoms for a Horse

Two years ago, we reviewed I Can Be a Clay Snapper, from Slovenian trio Širom.  Their highly unique sound continues to be undefinable; in the same way that Dead Can Dance expanded the lines of world music, Širom challenges assumptions of

Širom ~ I Can Be A Clay Snapper

Širom’s press release tops a thousand words, which doesn’t leave much for us to say, but we’re still going to try.  I Can Be A Clay Snapper is one of the most original releases of the upcoming season, offering timbres we

Širom ~ I Can Be A Clay Snapper

Širom’s press release tops a thousand words, which doesn’t leave much for us to say, but we’re still going to try.  I Can Be A Clay Snapper is one of the most original releases of the upcoming season, offering timbres we