Posts Tagged: This Is It Forever

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

During the giving season, we remember the importance of packaging.  Not only do we want our gifts to look well-wrapped, we want what’s inside to appeal as well.  One can’t wrap a stream or a digital download.  This brings us to one

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

During the giving season, we remember the importance of packaging.  Not only do we want our gifts to look well-wrapped, we want what’s inside to appeal as well.  One can’t wrap a stream or a digital download.  This brings us to one

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Thanks to climate change, many of us are experiencing longer, colder winters.  It’s no surprise that winter music is also on the rise.  This was a particularly good year for the genre, as demonstrated in two early-year round-ups.  Now that

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Thanks to climate change, many of us are experiencing longer, colder winters.  It’s no surprise that winter music is also on the rise.  This was a particularly good year for the genre, as demonstrated in two early-year round-ups.  Now that

Capac ~ Through the Dread Waste

In 2017 This Is It Forever released an EP on a USB stick connected to a small lightbulb. This year the label is pushing the envelope even further with Capac‘s new release.  In order to access the “original constructions” of the

Capac ~ Through the Dread Waste

In 2017 This Is It Forever released an EP on a USB stick connected to a small lightbulb. This year the label is pushing the envelope even further with Capac‘s new release.  In order to access the “original constructions” of the

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

The further we travel into the digital era, the fewer physical releases we see.  A year ago, the digital market was bypassed by streaming.  Most people are content to hear rather than to own.  It takes a special presentation to

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

The further we travel into the digital era, the fewer physical releases we see.  A year ago, the digital market was bypassed by streaming.  Most people are content to hear rather than to own.  It takes a special presentation to

Gavin Miller ~ Illuminate

“I haven’t bought a physical album in years.”  This comment was made by a pair of friends over this past weekend.  I removed a small plastic light bulb from the drawer of my coffee table and plugged it into my

Gavin Miller ~ Illuminate

“I haven’t bought a physical album in years.”  This comment was made by a pair of friends over this past weekend.  I removed a small plastic light bulb from the drawer of my coffee table and plugged it into my

Gavin Miller ~ Somn

  Here’s a recently discovered aspect to record reviewing that didn’t trouble our forbears. If, back in the day, a writer penned a piece that didn’t chime exactly with the artist’s own opinion, one of the accusations would be that

Gavin Miller ~ Somn

  Here’s a recently discovered aspect to record reviewing that didn’t trouble our forbears. If, back in the day, a writer penned a piece that didn’t chime exactly with the artist’s own opinion, one of the accusations would be that

Electronic Observations 2014 #2

I usually try to highlight new artists to this column, aware that given a mere ten or so reviews per month it’s probably better not to repeat myself. This month, things have fallen out a little differently with several artists

Electronic Observations 2014 #2

I usually try to highlight new artists to this column, aware that given a mere ten or so reviews per month it’s probably better not to repeat myself. This month, things have fallen out a little differently with several artists

Lucy Claire ~ Suite

It’s hard to be the standout on a 40-song compilation, but that’s what we said about Lucy Claire‘s “Paelistin” when we reviewed SEQUENCE6 and urged readers to check out her Soundcloud page.  Fortunately Gavin at This Is It Forever also noticed and signed

Lucy Claire ~ Suite

It’s hard to be the standout on a 40-song compilation, but that’s what we said about Lucy Claire‘s “Paelistin” when we reviewed SEQUENCE6 and urged readers to check out her Soundcloud page.  Fortunately Gavin at This Is It Forever also noticed and signed