Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

Summer Days / Wishing the Clouds Away with rocomoco, The Hidden and the Cast of Aviary Bridge

After four years and 124 releases, it took a 12-minute EP to draw our attention to the incredible Aviary Bridge label.  This is one of our favorite discoveries, and now we’re hooked.  (Of course, saying that we “discovered” the label

Summer Days / Wishing the Clouds Away with rocomoco, The Hidden and the Cast of Aviary Bridge

After four years and 124 releases, it took a 12-minute EP to draw our attention to the incredible Aviary Bridge label.  This is one of our favorite discoveries, and now we’re hooked.  (Of course, saying that we “discovered” the label

Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf ~ Big Other

On the surface, everything about Big Other screams darkness: the cover, the horror fiction, the admission that the album “is basically a mid-life crisis.”  Despite all this, sunlight seeps through a windblown curtain, a cracked blind.  Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf is serious yet winking,

Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf ~ Big Other

On the surface, everything about Big Other screams darkness: the cover, the horror fiction, the admission that the album “is basically a mid-life crisis.”  Despite all this, sunlight seeps through a windblown curtain, a cracked blind.  Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf is serious yet winking,

Matmos ~ The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

The new triple album from Matmos is at turns fascinating, confounding, enlightening, humorous, maddening, timely and brilliant.  In terms of ambition and scope, it’s one of 2020’s most significant releases.  Like it, hate it, think it overblown or too subdued, listeners will

Matmos ~ The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

The new triple album from Matmos is at turns fascinating, confounding, enlightening, humorous, maddening, timely and brilliant.  In terms of ambition and scope, it’s one of 2020’s most significant releases.  Like it, hate it, think it overblown or too subdued, listeners will

Jerome Blazé ~ Open, A Home

Is Open, A Home about a relationship or the entire world?  The answer may be both: the micro used as a metaphor for the macro.  The EP’s story uses many instruments but few words, beginning with a near-breakup and ending with a

Jerome Blazé ~ Open, A Home

Is Open, A Home about a relationship or the entire world?  The answer may be both: the micro used as a metaphor for the macro.  The EP’s story uses many instruments but few words, beginning with a near-breakup and ending with a

Flip ~ Experiences

There’s nothing like the sound of (nearly) instrumental old school hip-hop to create a summer mood.  Austria’s Flip brings back pleasant memories of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, blending sublime beats with a laid back jazz vibe.

Flip ~ Experiences

There’s nothing like the sound of (nearly) instrumental old school hip-hop to create a summer mood.  Austria’s Flip brings back pleasant memories of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, blending sublime beats with a laid back jazz vibe.

Txema González ~ Insularum

It’s rare that we encounter an album devoid of liner notes.  We assume the moniker of the Portuguese artist is a pseudonym, as Google lists Txema González as a cycling masseur who died in Seville a decade ago.  We feel on firmer

Txema González ~ Insularum

It’s rare that we encounter an album devoid of liner notes.  We assume the moniker of the Portuguese artist is a pseudonym, as Google lists Txema González as a cycling masseur who died in Seville a decade ago.  We feel on firmer

V/A ~ Relatives Schoensein

Street art meets sound art on this vibrant compilation, a global endeavor involving over 40 artists and nearly five hours of music.  Relatives Schoensein also reminds us of the value of the physical format, as the 92-page book that accompanies the

V/A ~ Relatives Schoensein

Street art meets sound art on this vibrant compilation, a global endeavor involving over 40 artists and nearly five hours of music.  Relatives Schoensein also reminds us of the value of the physical format, as the 92-page book that accompanies the

hibernate recordings ~ 26 EPs & Albums for the 2.6 Challenge

First off, a big thanks to our friends at Stationary Travels for introducing us to this collection.  When the 26-mile London Marathon (originally scheduled for April 26) was cancelled, a lot of charities were left in the cold, so the

hibernate recordings ~ 26 EPs & Albums for the 2.6 Challenge

First off, a big thanks to our friends at Stationary Travels for introducing us to this collection.  When the 26-mile London Marathon (originally scheduled for April 26) was cancelled, a lot of charities were left in the cold, so the