Posts Tagged: Leaf

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Modern Composition

This year’s most competitive category overflows with life, even though some of its subject matter is death.  This is a golden era for modern composition, which borrows from its ancestors in classical music but pushes it forward for newer generations.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Modern Composition

This year’s most competitive category overflows with life, even though some of its subject matter is death.  This is a golden era for modern composition, which borrows from its ancestors in classical music but pushes it forward for newer generations.

Jherek Bischoff ~ Cistern

The Leaf label has struck gold with Jherek Bischoff, so it’s no surprise that the composer’s sophomore album is available on limited edition gold vinyl.  Four years have passed since Composed, an orchestral pop album which amplified Bischoff’s indie roots and was

Jherek Bischoff ~ Cistern

The Leaf label has struck gold with Jherek Bischoff, so it’s no surprise that the composer’s sophomore album is available on limited edition gold vinyl.  Four years have passed since Composed, an orchestral pop album which amplified Bischoff’s indie roots and was

Stefano Guzzetti ~ Leaf

Mere months after the review of Stefano Guzzetti‘s last album comes the review of another, this one more springlike in nature but no less lovely.  As the birds precede the piano, and the piano precedes the strings, so do the strings

Stefano Guzzetti ~ Leaf

Mere months after the review of Stefano Guzzetti‘s last album comes the review of another, this one more springlike in nature but no less lovely.  As the birds precede the piano, and the piano precedes the strings, so do the strings

ACL 2015: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Rich picked Matana Roberts, Chris picked Michael Price, James picked Ian William Craig, David picked Holly Herndon and Joe picked Heroin in Tahiti.  But this year’s #1, one of the longest albums ever recorded, drew support from across the board.

ACL 2015: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Rich picked Matana Roberts, Chris picked Michael Price, James picked Ian William Craig, David picked Holly Herndon and Joe picked Heroin in Tahiti.  But this year’s #1, one of the longest albums ever recorded, drew support from across the board.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Modern Composition

The loveliest sounds of the year are found right here.  With a tender approach and attention to detail, these composers mine the spectrum of emotions to produce works of gravity and grace. Once upon a time, we called this music

ACL 2015: Top Ten Modern Composition

The loveliest sounds of the year are found right here.  With a tender approach and attention to detail, these composers mine the spectrum of emotions to produce works of gravity and grace. Once upon a time, we called this music

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album art can draw listeners to music, or push them away.  The best album art enhances the overall presentation, while the worst detracts from it.  In some cases, we’ve reviewed albums because of the art, while in others we’ve declined.

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album art can draw listeners to music, or push them away.  The best album art enhances the overall presentation, while the worst detracts from it.  In some cases, we’ve reviewed albums because of the art, while in others we’ve declined.