Posts Tagged: Past Inside The Present

V/A ~ Healing Together: A Compilation For Mental Health Recovery

While much has been written about the use of ambient music as soother, sleep aid, or background, little has been written about its therapeutic qualities (Isabella Herrera’s recent article in The New York Times one exception).  Cynthia Bernard seeks to expand perceptions

V/A ~ Healing Together: A Compilation For Mental Health Recovery

While much has been written about the use of ambient music as soother, sleep aid, or background, little has been written about its therapeutic qualities (Isabella Herrera’s recent article in The New York Times one exception).  Cynthia Bernard seeks to expand perceptions

Drum & Lace ~ Natura

After a run of acclaimed singles, EPs and film and TV scores (“Dickinson,” “Good Girls,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer”), Drum & Lace (Sofia Hultquist) is finally releasing her debut album.  Natura is confident and catchy, the artist’s vast experience

Drum & Lace ~ Natura

After a run of acclaimed singles, EPs and film and TV scores (“Dickinson,” “Good Girls,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer”), Drum & Lace (Sofia Hultquist) is finally releasing her debut album.  Natura is confident and catchy, the artist’s vast experience

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone is the music of suspension: a constant underpinning of sound graced by modulation.  The music was perfect for a year in which things seemed to move very slowly, as if through molasses.  Many of the artists on this year’s

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone is the music of suspension: a constant underpinning of sound graced by modulation.  The music was perfect for a year in which things seemed to move very slowly, as if through molasses.  Many of the artists on this year’s

Jordan Christoff presents ‘post global solarpunk’ [mix]

Happy Solstice! The Summer Solstice is the day with the longest period of daylight, and has come to mark the beginning of summer. So it seemed fitting to share this solarpunk inspired mix from Jordan Christoff. Back in 2015, Jordan

Jordan Christoff presents ‘post global solarpunk’ [mix]

Happy Solstice! The Summer Solstice is the day with the longest period of daylight, and has come to mark the beginning of summer. So it seemed fitting to share this solarpunk inspired mix from Jordan Christoff. Back in 2015, Jordan

Black Swan ~ Repetition Hymns

Our review writers are often challenged when they encounter a well-written press release.  Repetition Hymns bears one of these.  During quarantine, the author writes, “each day feels like an endless loop.”  Given this temporal experience, the loop-based work of Black Swan is

Black Swan ~ Repetition Hymns

Our review writers are often challenged when they encounter a well-written press release.  Repetition Hymns bears one of these.  During quarantine, the author writes, “each day feels like an endless loop.”  Given this temporal experience, the loop-based work of Black Swan is

Wayne Robert Thomas & Isaac Helsen ~ RÁS

RÁS underlines the importance of liner notes in music, especially instrumental music.  Without any words, the listener is “freed” to imagine their own stories, but with prose, the music takes on added resonance.  For Wayne Robert Thomas, the impetus of “Cantus In

Wayne Robert Thomas & Isaac Helsen ~ RÁS

RÁS underlines the importance of liner notes in music, especially instrumental music.  Without any words, the listener is “freed” to imagine their own stories, but with prose, the music takes on added resonance.  For Wayne Robert Thomas, the impetus of “Cantus In

Hakobune ~ The Last of Our Time Together

The Last of Our Time Together features thirty-two minutes of Hakobune‘s magnificent ambient music. The artwork alone speaks volumes, a sign as to the receding away of something, the night representing total finality, and the ambient marks the beginning of

Hakobune ~ The Last of Our Time Together

The Last of Our Time Together features thirty-two minutes of Hakobune‘s magnificent ambient music. The artwork alone speaks volumes, a sign as to the receding away of something, the night representing total finality, and the ambient marks the beginning of