Posts Tagged: New Focus Recordings

ACL 2020 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

What is an album cover?  The answer seems obvious, but it’s not.  For years, an album cover was a 12″ x 12″ image that graced the front of a record sleeve.  Once in a while, the cover was obscured by

ACL 2020 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

What is an album cover?  The answer seems obvious, but it’s not.  For years, an album cover was a 12″ x 12″ image that graced the front of a record sleeve.  Once in a while, the cover was obscured by

Christopher Cerrone & Tim Munro ~ Liminal Highway

when you fall asleep in transit you rarely wake up much closer to where you want to be and you’ve missed the song you were waiting to hear coming up after the ad for a funeral home and the traffic

Christopher Cerrone & Tim Munro ~ Liminal Highway

when you fall asleep in transit you rarely wake up much closer to where you want to be and you’ve missed the song you were waiting to hear coming up after the ad for a funeral home and the traffic

Spektral Quartet ~ Experiments in Living

We’ve traveled so deep into the digital age that we’ve almost forgotten the awe that can accompany a physical release.  The irony is that the musical portion of Experiments in Living is digital while the accoutrements are physical.  Unwrapping the box ~

Spektral Quartet ~ Experiments in Living

We’ve traveled so deep into the digital age that we’ve almost forgotten the awe that can accompany a physical release.  The irony is that the musical portion of Experiments in Living is digital while the accoutrements are physical.  Unwrapping the box ~

ACL 2019 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Are you ready for some holiday cheer that has naught to do with the holidays?  After sifting through thousands of albums, we believe we’ve found the happiest music of 2019!  This is music for playpens, for beaches, for the open

ACL 2019 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Are you ready for some holiday cheer that has naught to do with the holidays?  After sifting through thousands of albums, we believe we’ve found the happiest music of 2019!  This is music for playpens, for beaches, for the open

NakedEye Ensemble, Ju-Ping Song ~ Toy

The toy piano is an ambiguous Victorian invention. Is it a tool for learning? A child’s plaything? A novelty for adults? It’s an inherently limited device: with metal tubes instead of strings, it is difficult to tune with precision. It’s

NakedEye Ensemble, Ju-Ping Song ~ Toy

The toy piano is an ambiguous Victorian invention. Is it a tool for learning? A child’s plaything? A novelty for adults? It’s an inherently limited device: with metal tubes instead of strings, it is difficult to tune with precision. It’s

Mariel Roberts ~ Cartography

What, exactly, is this album a Cartography of? Even though the title might be relatively straightforward, its implications vary in a manner that makes the simplest answer – of the cello – to seem easily dismissible, or at least difficult

Mariel Roberts ~ Cartography

What, exactly, is this album a Cartography of? Even though the title might be relatively straightforward, its implications vary in a manner that makes the simplest answer – of the cello – to seem easily dismissible, or at least difficult

Red Light New Music ~ Barbary Coast

In many ways, Barbary Coast reminds me of the times when classical music halls produced brawls and minor scandals. This is not to say that you’ll stand up and punch your audio player of choice, demanding for it to act

Red Light New Music ~ Barbary Coast

In many ways, Barbary Coast reminds me of the times when classical music halls produced brawls and minor scandals. This is not to say that you’ll stand up and punch your audio player of choice, demanding for it to act