Posts Tagged: James Murray

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

ACL 2012: Music for Synagogues & Cathedrals

The music of organized religion is often bland when it has no right to be.  The subject matter is the breadth of life, from the heights of heaven and depths of hell to unknowable mysteries, hallowed understandings, and transcendent awe.

ACL 2012: Music for Synagogues & Cathedrals

The music of organized religion is often bland when it has no right to be.  The subject matter is the breadth of life, from the heights of heaven and depths of hell to unknowable mysteries, hallowed understandings, and transcendent awe.

James Murray ~ Floods

If the Lord had not been on our side, the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters would have swept us away  (Psalm 124:1-4).  Every year the snow would melt in the

James Murray ~ Floods

If the Lord had not been on our side, the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters would have swept us away  (Psalm 124:1-4).  Every year the snow would melt in the