Posts Tagged: Karlrecords

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Drone

In terms of ACL submissions, drone took a back seat to ambient this year.  But when we did hear drone albums, we loved them.  As we reported a year ago, drone artists received a surge of inspiration after the Brexit/Trump votes and

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Drone

In terms of ACL submissions, drone took a back seat to ambient this year.  But when we did hear drone albums, we loved them.  As we reported a year ago, drone artists received a surge of inspiration after the Brexit/Trump votes and

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

1) Erased Tapes (London) The third time’s the charm for Erased Tapes, which finally breaks through to #1 on our chart ~ in its anniversary year!  We reviewed five artist albums from the label this year, and all five made one

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

1) Erased Tapes (London) The third time’s the charm for Erased Tapes, which finally breaks through to #1 on our chart ~ in its anniversary year!  We reviewed five artist albums from the label this year, and all five made one

R.A.N. ~ Şeb-i Yelda

Şeb-i Yelda, a Syriac-Persian term signifying “the longest night”, is R.A.N.’s way of romantically historicizing the current situation of the Middle East she calls a homeland. The term, however, also makes reference to an Iranian festival celebrated on the winter

R.A.N. ~ Şeb-i Yelda

Şeb-i Yelda, a Syriac-Persian term signifying “the longest night”, is R.A.N.’s way of romantically historicizing the current situation of the Middle East she calls a homeland. The term, however, also makes reference to an Iranian festival celebrated on the winter

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

Giulio Aldinucci ~ Disappearing In A Mirror

Disappearing In A Mirror follows last year’s Borders And Ruins, both on Karlrecords, and together they form an intense and complimentary diptych of ambient drone sound design. While Giulio Aldinucci‘s earlier record explores the relationship between peoples and territories and

Giulio Aldinucci ~ Disappearing In A Mirror

Disappearing In A Mirror follows last year’s Borders And Ruins, both on Karlrecords, and together they form an intense and complimentary diptych of ambient drone sound design. While Giulio Aldinucci‘s earlier record explores the relationship between peoples and territories and

Iannis Xenakis ~ Persepolis

The story and context of Iannis Xenakis’ Persepolis is not only quite interesting, it is perhaps the key to understand what it was meant to do. Commissioned for the 1971 Shiraz-Persepolis Arts Festival, an Iranian institution which lasted from 1967

Iannis Xenakis ~ Persepolis

The story and context of Iannis Xenakis’ Persepolis is not only quite interesting, it is perhaps the key to understand what it was meant to do. Commissioned for the 1971 Shiraz-Persepolis Arts Festival, an Iranian institution which lasted from 1967

Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis ~ Invisible Cities

Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis have been known to make a great racket in their respective (and multiple) bands, but don’t expect that here.  Invisible Cities is an album of coiled restraint that seems ever on the brink of eruption.  In the

Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis ~ Invisible Cities

Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis have been known to make a great racket in their respective (and multiple) bands, but don’t expect that here.  Invisible Cities is an album of coiled restraint that seems ever on the brink of eruption.  In the