Posts Tagged: Own Records

David Andree + Josh Mason ~ Call, Response

When an album is released on New Year’s Day, is it too early to speculate that it might make a year-end list?  Perhaps ~ but we know what we enjoy, and Call, Response is yet another winner from Own Records.  Arriving only

David Andree + Josh Mason ~ Call, Response

When an album is released on New Year’s Day, is it too early to speculate that it might make a year-end list?  Perhaps ~ but we know what we enjoy, and Call, Response is yet another winner from Own Records.  Arriving only

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: Top Ten Drone

In a classroom, a drone is a nuisance, but in music, it’s an attraction.  These artists know that drone is more than sustained sound; it’s texture, movement and tone.  Songs hum like appliances, grind like motors & clank like factories.

ACL 2013: Top Ten Drone

In a classroom, a drone is a nuisance, but in music, it’s an attraction.  These artists know that drone is more than sustained sound; it’s texture, movement and tone.  Songs hum like appliances, grind like motors & clank like factories.

ACL 2013: Top Ten Ambient

Ambient music continued to stretch its wings in 2013.  Among our top picks: an album conceived as a love letter, an EP addressing mental illness and a 7″ vinyl that samples the original Dracula.  It’s not just piano and birds anymore.

ACL 2013: Top Ten Ambient

Ambient music continued to stretch its wings in 2013.  Among our top picks: an album conceived as a love letter, an EP addressing mental illness and a 7″ vinyl that samples the original Dracula.  It’s not just piano and birds anymore.

ACL 2013: The Year’s Best Winter Music

Winter music begins with the sound of wind and freezing rain, the crackle of ice and the soft tap of snowflakes.  It continues with the sound of boots on snow, shovels and snow plows.  Months later, it concludes with melting

ACL 2013: The Year’s Best Winter Music

Winter music begins with the sound of wind and freezing rain, the crackle of ice and the soft tap of snowflakes.  It continues with the sound of boots on snow, shovels and snow plows.  Months later, it concludes with melting

woodworkings ~ day breaks the morning shapes we speak

It’s been years since we’ve heard from Kyle Woodworth (woodworkings).  A 2010 4-disc box set drew a chapter to a close, followed by three years of silence ~ and now this welcome return.  Thanks to time, or experience, or wisdom,

woodworkings ~ day breaks the morning shapes we speak

It’s been years since we’ve heard from Kyle Woodworth (woodworkings).  A 2010 4-disc box set drew a chapter to a close, followed by three years of silence ~ and now this welcome return.  Thanks to time, or experience, or wisdom,

Pausal ~ Sky Margin

Halos are shy to be seen. On the surface, there aren’t that many. Above, though, comes the sound of angel song. Shining with a brilliant, angelic light, the music of Pausal is a scarlet, spectral aura that has transcended its original

Pausal ~ Sky Margin

Halos are shy to be seen. On the surface, there aren’t that many. Above, though, comes the sound of angel song. Shining with a brilliant, angelic light, the music of Pausal is a scarlet, spectral aura that has transcended its original