Posts Tagged: Petrels

Petrels ~ Jörð

Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart longs for, and have no fear.  Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet. This quote, from W.B.

Petrels ~ Jörð

Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart longs for, and have no fear.  Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet. This quote, from W.B.

Petrels ~ Flailing Tomb

When a vocal tune appears on a mostly instrumental album, it had better have a memorable hook ~ and by God, “Orpheus” does.  I shall fight, so that failure is possible, sings the all-female choir, responding to verses sung by Never

Petrels ~ Flailing Tomb

When a vocal tune appears on a mostly instrumental album, it had better have a memorable hook ~ and by God, “Orpheus” does.  I shall fight, so that failure is possible, sings the all-female choir, responding to verses sung by Never

ACL 2014: Top Ten Drone

The extended tones of drone can undulate and loop or attack like disturbed bees; they can lull one to sleep or startle one awake.  Both types of drone are represented in this year’s picks.  Some familiar names are present, joined

ACL 2014: Top Ten Drone

The extended tones of drone can undulate and loop or attack like disturbed bees; they can lull one to sleep or startle one awake.  Both types of drone are represented in this year’s picks.  Some familiar names are present, joined

Video Premiere: Petrels/Nicholas Mortimer ~ “Attica 22 b/Katharina 22 b”

The new video is called “Attica 22 b”, and features the expansive Petrels track “Katharina 22 b”, from 2014’s Mima (reviewed here).  As fans of Petrels and the Denovali label, we are overjoyed to share the premiere of Nicholas Mortimer‘s video!

Video Premiere: Petrels/Nicholas Mortimer ~ “Attica 22 b/Katharina 22 b”

The new video is called “Attica 22 b”, and features the expansive Petrels track “Katharina 22 b”, from 2014’s Mima (reviewed here).  As fans of Petrels and the Denovali label, we are overjoyed to share the premiere of Nicholas Mortimer‘s video!

Denovali Swingfest London 2014 ~ Day Two

Logistics precluded my attendance at the first day of Denovali’s second spring takeover of London’s east end, but for me the smaller-scale second day over the Easter weekend promised the festival’s highlights anyway. Set in the welcoming intimacy of Café

Denovali Swingfest London 2014 ~ Day Two

Logistics precluded my attendance at the first day of Denovali’s second spring takeover of London’s east end, but for me the smaller-scale second day over the Easter weekend promised the festival’s highlights anyway. Set in the welcoming intimacy of Café

Petrels ~ Mima

Petrels albums are like little mysteries.  Oliver Barrett’s songs are always about more than they seem.  Even the instrumentals have hidden stories.  The press releases provide clues, but the rest is up to the listener.  Mima is no exception.  Barrett’s second album

Petrels ~ Mima

Petrels albums are like little mysteries.  Oliver Barrett’s songs are always about more than they seem.  Even the instrumentals have hidden stories.  The press releases provide clues, but the rest is up to the listener.  Mima is no exception.  Barrett’s second album

Glottalstop ~ Woodsmoke

For the second time in recent months, we’ve loved the work of a new artist only to learn that we’ve actually been listening to the work of a favorite artist using a pseudonym.  The last example was Shoganai (Bas van

Glottalstop ~ Woodsmoke

For the second time in recent months, we’ve loved the work of a new artist only to learn that we’ve actually been listening to the work of a favorite artist using a pseudonym.  The last example was Shoganai (Bas van