Posts Tagged: Mercury KX

Nainita Desai ~ The Reason I Jump

The film release has been delayed to June 18, but we already have an exquisite sneak peak in the music of Nainita Desai.  The Reason I Jump is an elegant study of autism, based on Naoki Higashida’s striking autobiography, written when

Nainita Desai ~ The Reason I Jump

The film release has been delayed to June 18, but we already have an exquisite sneak peak in the music of Nainita Desai.  The Reason I Jump is an elegant study of autism, based on Naoki Higashida’s striking autobiography, written when

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

Sophie Hutchings ~ Scattered On The Wind

Sometimes an album hits us exactly where we need it most, at the time when we need it most.  Scattered On The Wind is this album.  The comfort, brilliance and encouragement of these tracks provides a stairway to the mood

Sophie Hutchings ~ Scattered On The Wind

Sometimes an album hits us exactly where we need it most, at the time when we need it most.  Scattered On The Wind is this album.  The comfort, brilliance and encouragement of these tracks provides a stairway to the mood

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Some of the year’s most ambitious projects are found in this category, crisscrossing the globe from the history of Appalachia to the future of Australia.  Visual poems tell deep stories; singers connect to folklore and spirit.  And everywhere, there are

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Some of the year’s most ambitious projects are found in this category, crisscrossing the globe from the history of Appalachia to the future of Australia.  Visual poems tell deep stories; singers connect to folklore and spirit.  And everywhere, there are

Keaton Henson ~ Six Lethargies

Those who have enjoyed the music of Keaton Henson over the past decade may be surprised to discover his instrumental side; he’s known for tender ballads sung in the Damien Rice style, his voice a reed perpetually on the verge of breaking.

Keaton Henson ~ Six Lethargies

Those who have enjoyed the music of Keaton Henson over the past decade may be surprised to discover his instrumental side; he’s known for tender ballads sung in the Damien Rice style, his voice a reed perpetually on the verge of breaking.

Luke Howard ~ The Sand That Ate the Sea

‘All deserts have stories. All open lands and empty seas have songs that they alone sing late into the night.’ It’s not even three minutes, but watching “Salt Flats” makes my skin crawl like nothing else has managed to this

Luke Howard ~ The Sand That Ate the Sea

‘All deserts have stories. All open lands and empty seas have songs that they alone sing late into the night.’ It’s not even three minutes, but watching “Salt Flats” makes my skin crawl like nothing else has managed to this

Anatole ~ Emulsion

One minute into Emulsion, something unexpected happens. After vibraphone, snare drum, and acoustic bass build alongside a lulling piano motif, a breakbeat groove slices through the arrangement.  In its wake: a choppy piano loop and thumping, gridline percussion. Despite its early

Anatole ~ Emulsion

One minute into Emulsion, something unexpected happens. After vibraphone, snare drum, and acoustic bass build alongside a lulling piano motif, a breakbeat groove slices through the arrangement.  In its wake: a choppy piano loop and thumping, gridline percussion. Despite its early

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.