Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

Various Artists ~ Solstice/Peaks

Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, known as the first day of summer and (oddly) midsummer.  We’ve come to know the Archives and Faint labels for their winter music, but their two new compilations stretch

Various Artists ~ Solstice/Peaks

Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, known as the first day of summer and (oddly) midsummer.  We’ve come to know the Archives and Faint labels for their winter music, but their two new compilations stretch

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Happy Birthday

The Republic of Iceland was founded on June 17, 1944.  To mark the occasion, Plïnkï Plønkï has prepared an album that sounds like a party, packed with birthday songs addressed to people who share their names.  The idea is that people

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Happy Birthday

The Republic of Iceland was founded on June 17, 1944.  To mark the occasion, Plïnkï Plønkï has prepared an album that sounds like a party, packed with birthday songs addressed to people who share their names.  The idea is that people

Jonah Sirota ~ STRONG SAD

An elegy is typically written for a person who has died, but the form is fluid and can be applied to other loses as well: the end of a relationship, of innocence, of an era.  The title of violist Jonah Sirota‘s

Jonah Sirota ~ STRONG SAD

An elegy is typically written for a person who has died, but the form is fluid and can be applied to other loses as well: the end of a relationship, of innocence, of an era.  The title of violist Jonah Sirota‘s

Valentina Villarroel ~ Mares

Valentina Villarroel is one of the most unassuming artists we’ve even encountered.  Content to let her work speak for itself, she provides only sparse descriptions. In a single sentence, she writes that Mares was recorded at “different locations around the region of Bio

Valentina Villarroel ~ Mares

Valentina Villarroel is one of the most unassuming artists we’ve even encountered.  Content to let her work speak for itself, she provides only sparse descriptions. In a single sentence, she writes that Mares was recorded at “different locations around the region of Bio

Lapsihymy ~ Collections 02

We’ve been championing the career of Finnish artist Lapsihymy since he was a teen, and with Collections 02 he’s continued to perfect his sound.  His mastering continues to be crisp and loud, his tunes enveloping, swirling like Amazonian butterflies.  He deserves to be as

Lapsihymy ~ Collections 02

We’ve been championing the career of Finnish artist Lapsihymy since he was a teen, and with Collections 02 he’s continued to perfect his sound.  His mastering continues to be crisp and loud, his tunes enveloping, swirling like Amazonian butterflies.  He deserves to be as

Valotihkuu ~ Fragile Melodies

The new summer-themed album from Cherepovets musician Valotihkuu is so endearing that it sent us in search of his earlier works.  Whitelabrecs writes that it signed the Russian artist after falling in love with last year’s Spring And All.  When we looked up

Valotihkuu ~ Fragile Melodies

The new summer-themed album from Cherepovets musician Valotihkuu is so endearing that it sent us in search of his earlier works.  Whitelabrecs writes that it signed the Russian artist after falling in love with last year’s Spring And All.  When we looked up

Detieti ~ Frogressive Punk

You knew this was odd when you saw it, right?  That’s what a cover can do: tip off the listener to what may be inside.  When one hears the giant chords of the opener, the high operatic voice, the military

Detieti ~ Frogressive Punk

You knew this was odd when you saw it, right?  That’s what a cover can do: tip off the listener to what may be inside.  When one hears the giant chords of the opener, the high operatic voice, the military