Posts Tagged: Mercury KX

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.

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

When averaged, the Modern Composition category included not the most submissions, but the best.  We wish we could make this a list of 20, but then we’d have to double every list, and not every category features this many excellent releases in a given year.

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

When averaged, the Modern Composition category included not the most submissions, but the best.  We wish we could make this a list of 20, but then we’d have to double every list, and not every category features this many excellent releases in a given year.

Ólafur Arnalds ~ re:member

If you haven’t yet checked out Norman Records’ review of re:member, we urge you to do so immediately.  It’s quite funny, and underlines the way in which Ólafur Arnalds has conquered the hearts of those who adore lovely music.  But to pigeonhole Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds ~ re:member

If you haven’t yet checked out Norman Records’ review of re:member, we urge you to do so immediately.  It’s quite funny, and underlines the way in which Ólafur Arnalds has conquered the hearts of those who adore lovely music.  But to pigeonhole Arnalds

Luke Howard ~ Open Heart Story

Is it possible to retain a sense of intimacy – even isolation – when backed by a 23-strong orchestra? Through his short yet prolific career, Luke Howard has distinguished his piano-based work amidst a sea of imitators by its variety

Luke Howard ~ Open Heart Story

Is it possible to retain a sense of intimacy – even isolation – when backed by a 23-strong orchestra? Through his short yet prolific career, Luke Howard has distinguished his piano-based work amidst a sea of imitators by its variety

First Half Highlights ~ The Top 20

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, and polled our staff to discover their first half highlights!  This is a great way to keep track of what we’ve reviewed so far and are still enjoying in July.  We suspect many

First Half Highlights ~ The Top 20

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, and polled our staff to discover their first half highlights!  This is a great way to keep track of what we’ve reviewed so far and are still enjoying in July.  We suspect many