Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

Badmixday ~ Goya

Progressing from the trip-hop flavors of his debut album A Quiet Mind Awaits, Istanbul’s Anıl Berk Çetin (Badmixday) plunges into different forms of music, informed by jazz and experimentalism.  Goya nudges in the direction of a signature sound, a clear sign

Badmixday ~ Goya

Progressing from the trip-hop flavors of his debut album A Quiet Mind Awaits, Istanbul’s Anıl Berk Çetin (Badmixday) plunges into different forms of music, informed by jazz and experimentalism.  Goya nudges in the direction of a signature sound, a clear sign

Wendra Hill ~ Ungdomskilden

Ungdomskilden is odd in all the best ways.  The entry points are spoken word samples: a woman hawking the praises of laminate, a man counseling comfort around snakes.  But beneath these lie the artistry of improvising collective Wendra Hill, a Norwegian duo

Wendra Hill ~ Ungdomskilden

Ungdomskilden is odd in all the best ways.  The entry points are spoken word samples: a woman hawking the praises of laminate, a man counseling comfort around snakes.  But beneath these lie the artistry of improvising collective Wendra Hill, a Norwegian duo

Illuvia ~ Iridescence of Clouds

Those who follow Los Angeles label A Strangely Isolated Place already know that every vinyl edition looks sublime; but the newest double-vinyl album from Iluvia may be their best yet.  Prince would be proud to see this pair of purple eggs.  And while the

Illuvia ~ Iridescence of Clouds

Those who follow Los Angeles label A Strangely Isolated Place already know that every vinyl edition looks sublime; but the newest double-vinyl album from Iluvia may be their best yet.  Prince would be proud to see this pair of purple eggs.  And while the

Of Thread & Mist ~ Static Hymns to No One

Gizeh Records may be located in the U.K., but Static Hymns to No One seems like the perfect selection for Inauguration Day in the U.S.  The music is mournful and melancholic, an elegy for all that has been lost and much

Of Thread & Mist ~ Static Hymns to No One

Gizeh Records may be located in the U.K., but Static Hymns to No One seems like the perfect selection for Inauguration Day in the U.S.  The music is mournful and melancholic, an elegy for all that has been lost and much

yadayn ~ Elders

Elders is a reflective album, rising from the ashes of an undisclosed “personal failure.”  Was it a romantic relationship, a business venture, a relocation attempt?  Perhaps it’s better not to know, as the album is more accessible as a result.  This

yadayn ~ Elders

Elders is a reflective album, rising from the ashes of an undisclosed “personal failure.”  Was it a romantic relationship, a business venture, a relocation attempt?  Perhaps it’s better not to know, as the album is more accessible as a result.  This

Ai Yamamoto ~ Pan De Sonic ~ Iso / Monster Hurricane Wihajster ~ U nas dobrze, choć trochę strzyka w kolanach

Two new recordings turn the sounds of domestic lockdown into music.  One album is percussive and electronic, the other improvisational and intimate. Together they demonstrate the creativity of artists who are unable to perform in concert halls yet find music

Ai Yamamoto ~ Pan De Sonic ~ Iso / Monster Hurricane Wihajster ~ U nas dobrze, choć trochę strzyka w kolanach

Two new recordings turn the sounds of domestic lockdown into music.  One album is percussive and electronic, the other improvisational and intimate. Together they demonstrate the creativity of artists who are unable to perform in concert halls yet find music

Golden Hymns Sing ‘Hurrah’ ~ The Great Dystopian Songbook: Songs for the Setting & Rising Sun

The Long Island post-rock trio Golden Hymns Sing ‘Hurrah’ dropped an album in the black hole of the release schedule, a week before Christmas, but we’re pulling an Interstellar to beam it back to our readers in the new year.  The post-rock

Golden Hymns Sing ‘Hurrah’ ~ The Great Dystopian Songbook: Songs for the Setting & Rising Sun

The Long Island post-rock trio Golden Hymns Sing ‘Hurrah’ dropped an album in the black hole of the release schedule, a week before Christmas, but we’re pulling an Interstellar to beam it back to our readers in the new year.  The post-rock

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Occurrence

Occurrence is the conclusion of a masterful trilogy that began with 2017’s Recurrence and continued with 2019’s Concurrence.  All three are published by Sono Luminus, who has captured lightning in a bottle with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.  Over the past two decades, Daniel Bjarnason

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Occurrence

Occurrence is the conclusion of a masterful trilogy that began with 2017’s Recurrence and continued with 2019’s Concurrence.  All three are published by Sono Luminus, who has captured lightning in a bottle with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.  Over the past two decades, Daniel Bjarnason