Posts Tagged: Kranky

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.

Dedekind Cut ~ Tahoe

OK, the tag at the top of the page says ‘Ambient’ and the label is Kranky but don’t put Tahoe on expecting to be borne aloft on clouds of ambient fluffiness for an hour.  Dedekind Cut’s new album is an

Dedekind Cut ~ Tahoe

OK, the tag at the top of the page says ‘Ambient’ and the label is Kranky but don’t put Tahoe on expecting to be borne aloft on clouds of ambient fluffiness for an hour.  Dedekind Cut’s new album is an

High Plains ~ Cinderland

Cinderland was recorded in a cold Wisconsin winter and reflects the barren landscape, the wide open spaces, and the interminable passage of time.  The sound is sparse, measured, and deep, a melding of Mark Bridges’ cello and the contributions of Scott

High Plains ~ Cinderland

Cinderland was recorded in a cold Wisconsin winter and reflects the barren landscape, the wide open spaces, and the interminable passage of time.  The sound is sparse, measured, and deep, a melding of Mark Bridges’ cello and the contributions of Scott

ACL 2015: Top Ten Electronic

When looking at this year’s staff selections in the Electronic category, I am struck by one glaring fact: none of these selections are typical.  There’s no straight-up house, techno or club music here, although we do cover such genres.  This may

ACL 2015: Top Ten Electronic

When looking at this year’s staff selections in the Electronic category, I am struck by one glaring fact: none of these selections are typical.  There’s no straight-up house, techno or club music here, although we do cover such genres.  This may