Posts Tagged: Kitchen

ACL 2020 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After all the chaos of 2020, there’s some solace found in the fact that the artist who scored our Album of the Decade at the beginning of the year now receives our Album of the Year award at year’s end.

ACL 2020 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After all the chaos of 2020, there’s some solace found in the fact that the artist who scored our Album of the Decade at the beginning of the year now receives our Album of the Year award at year’s end.

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Electronic

One of 2020’s greatest ironies was a surge in dance music ~ while clubs were being shuttered across the globe.  The surge reflected the desire to dance, and people didn’t stop dancing, happily demonstrated by Berlin’s drive-in raves.  Others danced

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Electronic

One of 2020’s greatest ironies was a surge in dance music ~ while clubs were being shuttered across the globe.  The surge reflected the desire to dance, and people didn’t stop dancing, happily demonstrated by Berlin’s drive-in raves.  Others danced

Meitei ~ Kofū

The third in a trilogy that began with Kwaidan and continued with Komachi, Kofū is another brilliant release from the mind of Meitei.  Each release has its own timbre; the first was unsettling (and was placed in our feature Music for Haunted Houses); the second

Meitei ~ Kofū

The third in a trilogy that began with Kwaidan and continued with Komachi, Kofū is another brilliant release from the mind of Meitei.  Each release has its own timbre; the first was unsettling (and was placed in our feature Music for Haunted Houses); the second

Ian Wellman ~ The House that Ate Itself / Kin Leonn & Hiroshi Ebina ~ Faraway Vicinity

How do you know when you are home? Home might be a specific building, or a hometown, or a region. It might mean be a feeling of oneness we experience in nature, with family, or anywhere we belong. We may

Ian Wellman ~ The House that Ate Itself / Kin Leonn & Hiroshi Ebina ~ Faraway Vicinity

How do you know when you are home? Home might be a specific building, or a hometown, or a region. It might mean be a feeling of oneness we experience in nature, with family, or anywhere we belong. We may

ironomi ~ 琹の葉 kotonoha

In Japan, the leaves are falling, but Down Under, spring has just begun.  We recommend kotonoha to our Aussie friends, as the timbre fits.  ironoma extends the season with lush green imagery and lovely jade vinyl, calling the album a “Japanese midsummer saunter

ironomi ~ 琹の葉 kotonoha

In Japan, the leaves are falling, but Down Under, spring has just begun.  We recommend kotonoha to our Aussie friends, as the timbre fits.  ironoma extends the season with lush green imagery and lovely jade vinyl, calling the album a “Japanese midsummer saunter

Zinovia Arvanitidi ~ Ivory

Happy Piano Day!  Piano Day was launched by Nils Frahm in 2015 and takes place on the 88th day of the year.  Many global events now take place on this day, along with album releases.  The Kitchen label has been

Zinovia Arvanitidi ~ Ivory

Happy Piano Day!  Piano Day was launched by Nils Frahm in 2015 and takes place on the 88th day of the year.  Many global events now take place on this day, along with album releases.  The Kitchen label has been

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 Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their