Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

New Label ~ Montreal’s Florina Cassettes

Is it brave or foolhardy to launch a new music label in the middle of a pandemic?  When the music is solid and the presentation is sublime, the first adjective seems more fitting.  With two releases to date, a unified

New Label ~ Montreal’s Florina Cassettes

Is it brave or foolhardy to launch a new music label in the middle of a pandemic?  When the music is solid and the presentation is sublime, the first adjective seems more fitting.  With two releases to date, a unified

Roel Meelkop & Marco Douma ~ Hoek

Hoek is an enchanting release, nearly an hour in length, accompanied by a film that many would be happy to mount on their living room wall. The onset of the music is so gentle one may not notice at first ~

Roel Meelkop & Marco Douma ~ Hoek

Hoek is an enchanting release, nearly an hour in length, accompanied by a film that many would be happy to mount on their living room wall. The onset of the music is so gentle one may not notice at first ~

The 40 Best Winter Albums of All Time

2022 Edition!  Every year, as temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, we renew our love affair with winter music. Seven years after its first appearance, The 25 Best Winter Albums of All Time continues to be our site’s most visited

The 40 Best Winter Albums of All Time

2022 Edition!  Every year, as temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, we renew our love affair with winter music. Seven years after its first appearance, The 25 Best Winter Albums of All Time continues to be our site’s most visited

Joyul ~ Earwitness

The term earwitness was coined by Murray Schaffer to signify “one who testifies or can testify to what he or she has heard.”  Seoul’s Joyul uses her debut album to do the same.  While the album has lyrics, one would be hard-pressed to

Joyul ~ Earwitness

The term earwitness was coined by Murray Schaffer to signify “one who testifies or can testify to what he or she has heard.”  Seoul’s Joyul uses her debut album to do the same.  While the album has lyrics, one would be hard-pressed to

Richard Ojijo ~ MORO20

Concurrent with an exhibition at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (which runs through February 9), MORO20 is a celebration of the work of German video artist Marcel Odenbach, as heard through the lens of the music. Long-time scoring partner Richard Oijio was invited to

Richard Ojijo ~ MORO20

Concurrent with an exhibition at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (which runs through February 9), MORO20 is a celebration of the work of German video artist Marcel Odenbach, as heard through the lens of the music. Long-time scoring partner Richard Oijio was invited to

Alex Green ~ Curvature of the Earth

Oh, how we long to travel again.  Even those who flew over the holidays experienced excruciating delays and cancellations.  Prior to the pandemic, Alex Green was able to visit locations throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, collecting field recordings as

Alex Green ~ Curvature of the Earth

Oh, how we long to travel again.  Even those who flew over the holidays experienced excruciating delays and cancellations.  Prior to the pandemic, Alex Green was able to visit locations throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, collecting field recordings as

mayforest ~ nocny

Our first review of the year covers an album from Poland, where Christian Maiwald records under the moniker mayforest.  This gorgeous 45-minute track loops and layers from opening crackle to gracious exit, expressing a sense of suspension: a clock in honey, moving incrementally

mayforest ~ nocny

Our first review of the year covers an album from Poland, where Christian Maiwald records under the moniker mayforest.  This gorgeous 45-minute track loops and layers from opening crackle to gracious exit, expressing a sense of suspension: a clock in honey, moving incrementally

2022 Winter Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2021 proved (again!) that post-rock is as strong as ever.  We’re hoping that the momentum of the last year will carry into the next.  While it seemed that every veteran post-rock band released an album last year, a few are

2022 Winter Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2021 proved (again!) that post-rock is as strong as ever.  We’re hoping that the momentum of the last year will carry into the next.  While it seemed that every veteran post-rock band released an album last year, a few are