Posts Tagged: Kranky

ACL 2018 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After 2500 submissions and 350 reviews, we finally have a winner!  Our top album of 2018 comes from a prolific female artist who has unveiled a dozen releases in the last five years.  This one is her best to date.

ACL 2018 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After 2500 submissions and 350 reviews, we finally have a winner!  Our top album of 2018 comes from a prolific female artist who has unveiled a dozen releases in the last five years.  This one is her best to date.

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 ~ Top Ten Ambient

2018 was a particularly strong year for ambient music. We received over a thousand albums for consideration, in some weeks more than all other genres combined ~ and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  While composing this introduction, we

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Ambient

2018 was a particularly strong year for ambient music. We received over a thousand albums for consideration, in some weeks more than all other genres combined ~ and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  While composing this introduction, we

Tim Hecker ~ Konoyo

Tim Hecker‘s Virgins was our #1 album of 2013, while 2016’s Love Streams was never picked up for review ~ the tonal differences were so great that they caught our reviewers off guard.  We missed the abrasion, the jutting edges, the jagged wrecks of

Tim Hecker ~ Konoyo

Tim Hecker‘s Virgins was our #1 album of 2013, while 2016’s Love Streams was never picked up for review ~ the tonal differences were so great that they caught our reviewers off guard.  We missed the abrasion, the jutting edges, the jagged wrecks of

Less Bells ~ Solifuge

Solifuge is a sweet surprise, a debut album that seems to emerge out of nowhere and makes an instant impact.  During its live debut at a sunset concert in Joshua Tree, California, Less Bells (Julia Carpenter and friends) was paired with a stop-motion

Less Bells ~ Solifuge

Solifuge is a sweet surprise, a debut album that seems to emerge out of nowhere and makes an instant impact.  During its live debut at a sunset concert in Joshua Tree, California, Less Bells (Julia Carpenter and friends) was paired with a stop-motion

Forma ~ Semblance

Peter Burr’s cover is a perfect reflection of the music: man and machine, improvisation and code.  In visual terms, this is a stark departure from the prog look of 2016’s Physicalist, although half of those tracks would feel at home here.

Forma ~ Semblance

Peter Burr’s cover is a perfect reflection of the music: man and machine, improvisation and code.  In visual terms, this is a stark departure from the prog look of 2016’s Physicalist, although half of those tracks would feel at home here.

Christina Vantzou ~ No. 4

How do you loosen time? Many consider time to be rigid and inescapable, but it is not. Much of the world just ‘lost’ an hour by welcoming spring with Daylight Saving Time. Take a long-haul flight, and time becomes elastic.

Christina Vantzou ~ No. 4

How do you loosen time? Many consider time to be rigid and inescapable, but it is not. Much of the world just ‘lost’ an hour by welcoming spring with Daylight Saving Time. Take a long-haul flight, and time becomes elastic.