Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

Hammock ~ Silencia

Silencia completes a trilogy launched by the death of a loved one.  2017’s Mysterium was a tribute to Marc Byrd’s nephew Clark Kern and the ravages of grief; 2018’s Universalis looked upward, to transcendence and peace.  Silencia honors silence, not as the space between tracks but

Hammock ~ Silencia

Silencia completes a trilogy launched by the death of a loved one.  2017’s Mysterium was a tribute to Marc Byrd’s nephew Clark Kern and the ravages of grief; 2018’s Universalis looked upward, to transcendence and peace.  Silencia honors silence, not as the space between tracks but

Blind Cave Salamander ~ The Svalbard Suite / Ecker & Meulyzer ~ Carbon / Glåsbird ~ Svalbarð

Great minds think alike, or perhaps it’s just coincidence ~ but three albums about Svalbarð have been released in a short span of time, including two in a ten-day span.  Each occupies a different genre, and brings something unique to the table.

Blind Cave Salamander ~ The Svalbard Suite / Ecker & Meulyzer ~ Carbon / Glåsbird ~ Svalbarð

Great minds think alike, or perhaps it’s just coincidence ~ but three albums about Svalbarð have been released in a short span of time, including two in a ten-day span.  Each occupies a different genre, and brings something unique to the table.

Keaton Henson ~ Six Lethargies

Those who have enjoyed the music of Keaton Henson over the past decade may be surprised to discover his instrumental side; he’s known for tender ballads sung in the Damien Rice style, his voice a reed perpetually on the verge of breaking.

Keaton Henson ~ Six Lethargies

Those who have enjoyed the music of Keaton Henson over the past decade may be surprised to discover his instrumental side; he’s known for tender ballads sung in the Damien Rice style, his voice a reed perpetually on the verge of breaking.

Plïnkï Plønkï’s Mïxey Wïxey

We’ve got a fun one for you today, as might be expected from a U.K. band named Plïnkï Plønkï who describes themselves as “a 50-piece ensemble that doesn’t exist.” Bucking the trend, they don’t put their own music in the

Plïnkï Plønkï’s Mïxey Wïxey

We’ve got a fun one for you today, as might be expected from a U.K. band named Plïnkï Plønkï who describes themselves as “a 50-piece ensemble that doesn’t exist.” Bucking the trend, they don’t put their own music in the

Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker ~ Little Common Twist

The long, friendly shadow of Do Make Say Think stretches across the splendid new set from Chicago improvisers Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker.  Like previous collaboration Cannots, their album plays tricks with the brain.  The first illusion is the cover; what at

Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker ~ Little Common Twist

The long, friendly shadow of Do Make Say Think stretches across the splendid new set from Chicago improvisers Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker.  Like previous collaboration Cannots, their album plays tricks with the brain.  The first illusion is the cover; what at

Olga Wojciechowska ~ Infinite Distances

Infinite Distances is an album of dichotomies.  The music reflects on the distance between life and death, while reflecting fondly on a departed grandmother.  Marco Vannini’s cover art symbolizes the distance between life and memory, also referred to as nostalgia.  And

Olga Wojciechowska ~ Infinite Distances

Infinite Distances is an album of dichotomies.  The music reflects on the distance between life and death, while reflecting fondly on a departed grandmother.  Marco Vannini’s cover art symbolizes the distance between life and memory, also referred to as nostalgia.  And

ACL 2019 ~ “Do You Like Scary Music?”

In this article, we list ten albums to play while holding a seance, carving pumpkins, or giving out candy to trick or treaters!  Some of these albums were released when we weren’t in the mood ~ we were building snowmen,

ACL 2019 ~ “Do You Like Scary Music?”

In this article, we list ten albums to play while holding a seance, carving pumpkins, or giving out candy to trick or treaters!  Some of these albums were released when we weren’t in the mood ~ we were building snowmen,