Posts Tagged: students of decay

Anne Guthrie ~ Brass Orchids

Brass Orchids is a dense and unusual album, whose outer darkness disguises an inner light.  On the surface, it’s a set filled with field recordings, drones and danger.  Below the surface is Anne Guthrie‘s ancestry, apparent in piano pieces from the artist’s

Anne Guthrie ~ Brass Orchids

Brass Orchids is a dense and unusual album, whose outer darkness disguises an inner light.  On the surface, it’s a set filled with field recordings, drones and danger.  Below the surface is Anne Guthrie‘s ancestry, apparent in piano pieces from the artist’s

En ~ City of Brides

En‘s City of Brides travels a long way before it ends.  While incorporating elements of ambient, drone, and electronic music, it’s a sonic mélange that works.  The third album from Maxwell August Croy and James Devane, it exudes some of that hazy

En ~ City of Brides

En‘s City of Brides travels a long way before it ends.  While incorporating elements of ambient, drone, and electronic music, it’s a sonic mélange that works.  The third album from Maxwell August Croy and James Devane, it exudes some of that hazy

ACL 2014: Top Ten Drone

The extended tones of drone can undulate and loop or attack like disturbed bees; they can lull one to sleep or startle one awake.  Both types of drone are represented in this year’s picks.  Some familiar names are present, joined

ACL 2014: Top Ten Drone

The extended tones of drone can undulate and loop or attack like disturbed bees; they can lull one to sleep or startle one awake.  Both types of drone are represented in this year’s picks.  Some familiar names are present, joined

Maxwell August Croy and Sean McCann ~ I

The first team-up for these noteworthy musicians, I is a lovely and original-sounding release.  Last year, Sean McCann‘s Music for Private Ensemble made a big splash around these parts, as the artist performed every part himself.  We were hoping to hear a collaboration, for

Maxwell August Croy and Sean McCann ~ I

The first team-up for these noteworthy musicians, I is a lovely and original-sounding release.  Last year, Sean McCann‘s Music for Private Ensemble made a big splash around these parts, as the artist performed every part himself.  We were hoping to hear a collaboration, for

Kyle Bobby Dunn ~ Kyle Bobby Dunn & The Infinite Sadness

Haunted by its past, the jet lagged tones walk on, eternally looping in the mind as they think of what might have been. In a place where circles never become circles, they bow, head down, with a dull form of

Kyle Bobby Dunn ~ Kyle Bobby Dunn & The Infinite Sadness

Haunted by its past, the jet lagged tones walk on, eternally looping in the mind as they think of what might have been. In a place where circles never become circles, they bow, head down, with a dull form of

Anne Guthrie ~ Codiaeum Variegatum

Codiaeum Variegatum is a toxic, tropical plant species, which inspired the name of Anne Guthrie’s debut full-length album. Field recordings are a huge part of this recording, from wind and water to birds and bees.  Guthrie is happy to join

Anne Guthrie ~ Codiaeum Variegatum

Codiaeum Variegatum is a toxic, tropical plant species, which inspired the name of Anne Guthrie’s debut full-length album. Field recordings are a huge part of this recording, from wind and water to birds and bees.  Guthrie is happy to join

ACL 2013: Top Ten Drone

In a classroom, a drone is a nuisance, but in music, it’s an attraction.  These artists know that drone is more than sustained sound; it’s texture, movement and tone.  Songs hum like appliances, grind like motors & clank like factories.

ACL 2013: Top Ten Drone

In a classroom, a drone is a nuisance, but in music, it’s an attraction.  These artists know that drone is more than sustained sound; it’s texture, movement and tone.  Songs hum like appliances, grind like motors & clank like factories.