Posts Tagged: NNA Tapes

Ben Seretan ~ Cicada Waves

The latest record from Ben Seretan is both a radical departure from his folksy, faith-reckoning 2020 opus Youth Pastoral and yet arguably the most logical next step after such a nuanced examination of personal spirituality. Recorded during a two week

Ben Seretan ~ Cicada Waves

The latest record from Ben Seretan is both a radical departure from his folksy, faith-reckoning 2020 opus Youth Pastoral and yet arguably the most logical next step after such a nuanced examination of personal spirituality. Recorded during a two week

Sound Propositions 018: Ahnnu

Leland Jackson has spent the last decade juggling two monikers, but there are many more than two sides to his music. Jackson grew up in Japan, where his father was stationed in the Air Force, before moving back to the

Sound Propositions 018: Ahnnu

Leland Jackson has spent the last decade juggling two monikers, but there are many more than two sides to his music. Jackson grew up in Japan, where his father was stationed in the Air Force, before moving back to the

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 Experimental

Musically and geographically, these albums are all over the map.  This year’s picks include an album comprised of other albums, a band whose instruments are made from vegetables, a score to a film about lives erased under Stalin and a

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Experimental

Musically and geographically, these albums are all over the map.  This year’s picks include an album comprised of other albums, a band whose instruments are made from vegetables, a score to a film about lives erased under Stalin and a

Tsembla ~ The Hole In the Landscape

A certain disjointedness pervades A Hole In the Landscape, as if history had taken an alternate route in which Pierre Schaeffer was the preeminent electroacoustic composer of the 20th century and not, arguably, Karlheinz Stockhausen. Every sound deployed by Tsembla

Tsembla ~ The Hole In the Landscape

A certain disjointedness pervades A Hole In the Landscape, as if history had taken an alternate route in which Pierre Schaeffer was the preeminent electroacoustic composer of the 20th century and not, arguably, Karlheinz Stockhausen. Every sound deployed by Tsembla

Lea Bertucci ~ Metal Aether

The title Metal Aether directly evokes a juxtaposition of matter and spirit, of a hard surface made of nothing, of the saxophone’s brutal (as in raw) means of expressing sweetness via relatively harsh sounds. The album was recorded both at

Lea Bertucci ~ Metal Aether

The title Metal Aether directly evokes a juxtaposition of matter and spirit, of a hard surface made of nothing, of the saxophone’s brutal (as in raw) means of expressing sweetness via relatively harsh sounds. The album was recorded both at