Posts Tagged: umor rex

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Drone

2017 was a pivotal year for the drone genre, formerly considered the least political of all genres.  Yet as the noise of the world increased, so did the interest of artists in using drone and noise as commentary.  By creating

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Drone

2017 was a pivotal year for the drone genre, formerly considered the least political of all genres.  Yet as the noise of the world increased, so did the interest of artists in using drone and noise as commentary.  By creating

Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ The Shameless Years

One can rail about the state of society, or one can do something about it.  On The Shameless Years, Rafael Anton Irisarri leads by example.  During a period of stifled expression, he creates; during a time of anti-Muslim sentiment, he invites an Iranian

Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ The Shameless Years

One can rail about the state of society, or one can do something about it.  On The Shameless Years, Rafael Anton Irisarri leads by example.  During a period of stifled expression, he creates; during a time of anti-Muslim sentiment, he invites an Iranian

Umor Rex ~ March Batch

Moody soundscapes, crisp electronics, suspense film synth and layered voice: the four artists in Umor Rex’s March Batch might not attend the same parties, but they are united here by date and design.  This may be the label’s best batch

Umor Rex ~ March Batch

Moody soundscapes, crisp electronics, suspense film synth and layered voice: the four artists in Umor Rex’s March Batch might not attend the same parties, but they are united here by date and design.  This may be the label’s best batch

ACL 2016: Top Ten Electronic

The electronic section is where we find the beats, but they’re not always for dancing; in fact, none of these albums is a straightforward club set.  Instead, these artists use beats as a framework on which to hang their wildest

ACL 2016: Top Ten Electronic

The electronic section is where we find the beats, but they’re not always for dancing; in fact, none of these albums is a straightforward club set.  Instead, these artists use beats as a framework on which to hang their wildest

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

Koen Holtkamp ~ Voice Model

The word “percolate” is used to describe the year that passed between recording and release, but it’s also a fine word to describe the beginning of this bubbling album.  The opening minutes sound like waking up, stretching one’s arms, and

Koen Holtkamp ~ Voice Model

The word “percolate” is used to describe the year that passed between recording and release, but it’s also a fine word to describe the beginning of this bubbling album.  The opening minutes sound like waking up, stretching one’s arms, and