Posts Tagged: James Murray

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Ambient

After a long, hard day, there’s nothing like a beautiful ambient album to soothe the savage breast.  Whether one is dealing with heartbreak, the loss of a loved one or the state of world affairs, this is music to come

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Ambient

After a long, hard day, there’s nothing like a beautiful ambient album to soothe the savage breast.  Whether one is dealing with heartbreak, the loss of a loved one or the state of world affairs, this is music to come

James Murray ~ Heavenly Waters

Water is a long standing theme in ambient music. From Michael Hoenig & Manuel Göttsching’s Early Water to William Basinski’s Water Music I & II, the concept of water—as an agent of movement and stasis—parallels that of the pure, fluid

James Murray ~ Heavenly Waters

Water is a long standing theme in ambient music. From Michael Hoenig & Manuel Göttsching’s Early Water to William Basinski’s Water Music I & II, the concept of water—as an agent of movement and stasis—parallels that of the pure, fluid

Eilean Records ~ Winter/Spring 2015

France’s Eilean Records‘ release schedule has kept us busy in 2015, offering albums alligned with the corresponding season. And more records are coming as we write! Phew. We’ve heard some high quality limited releases in the first third of the year

Eilean Records ~ Winter/Spring 2015

France’s Eilean Records‘ release schedule has kept us busy in 2015, offering albums alligned with the corresponding season. And more records are coming as we write! Phew. We’ve heard some high quality limited releases in the first third of the year

James Murray ~ Mount View

In 2012, James Murray released Floods, a metaphorical reaction to annual flooding in the Welsh mountains.  A meditation on loss, The Land Bridge, followed in 2013.  The deeply personal Mount View completes this trilogy. Quiet and meditative, it still manages to convey a sense

James Murray ~ Mount View

In 2012, James Murray released Floods, a metaphorical reaction to annual flooding in the Welsh mountains.  A meditation on loss, The Land Bridge, followed in 2013.  The deeply personal Mount View completes this trilogy. Quiet and meditative, it still manages to convey a sense

A Hibernate Trio

Hibernate Records finished the year with a fine trio of releases from James Murray, Maps and Diagrams and Rion (Ian Hawgood and Ryo Nakata), whose recordings provide a fitting backdrop to the colder, stiller months.  You won’t want to nap

A Hibernate Trio

Hibernate Records finished the year with a fine trio of releases from James Murray, Maps and Diagrams and Rion (Ian Hawgood and Ryo Nakata), whose recordings provide a fitting backdrop to the colder, stiller months.  You won’t want to nap

James Murray ~ The Land Bridge

Last year James Murray impressed us with the elegant Floods, an aural reflection of the rising and receding waters that annually threatened his childhood home.  This time around, his subject is more general, but more relatable:  “patience, devotion and loss”.  That last word

James Murray ~ The Land Bridge

Last year James Murray impressed us with the elegant Floods, an aural reflection of the rising and receding waters that annually threatened his childhood home.  This time around, his subject is more general, but more relatable:  “patience, devotion and loss”.  That last word