Posts Tagged: Karlrecords

Martina Bertoni ~ Music for Empty Flats

Music for Empty Flats may have been recorded before the pandemic, but the conditions of its genesis are so fitting that the album now seems prescient.  While alone in an undecorated flat in Reykjavik, Martina Bertoni spent a good amount of time listening

Martina Bertoni ~ Music for Empty Flats

Music for Empty Flats may have been recorded before the pandemic, but the conditions of its genesis are so fitting that the album now seems prescient.  While alone in an undecorated flat in Reykjavik, Martina Bertoni spent a good amount of time listening

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Drone

Fewer drone releases came in this year than ever before.  The world was so dark, it seemed that even recording artists weren’t in the mood to record dark music.  But by the end of the year, we began to notice

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Drone

Fewer drone releases came in this year than ever before.  The world was so dark, it seemed that even recording artists weren’t in the mood to record dark music.  But by the end of the year, we began to notice

Giulio Aldinucci ~ Shards of Distant Times

As Shards of Distant Times is the third album Giulio Aldinucci has recorded for Karlrecords, one might consider the set a triptych.  Borders and Ruins was an incredibly timely work, appearing in the early days of Brexit and Trump’s wall, while 2018’s Disappearing in a Mirror examined the

Giulio Aldinucci ~ Shards of Distant Times

As Shards of Distant Times is the third album Giulio Aldinucci has recorded for Karlrecords, one might consider the set a triptych.  Borders and Ruins was an incredibly timely work, appearing in the early days of Brexit and Trump’s wall, while 2018’s Disappearing in a Mirror examined the

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