Posts Tagged: Various Artists

Various Artists ~ Epiphanies

A compilation album is a tricky beast.  Swiss record label Hallow Ground’s Epiphanies appropriately deploys the form to illustrate the hopelessly subjective nature of an epiphanic experience.  The featured artists, many of whom have worked with Hallow Ground before, were

Various Artists ~ Epiphanies

A compilation album is a tricky beast.  Swiss record label Hallow Ground’s Epiphanies appropriately deploys the form to illustrate the hopelessly subjective nature of an epiphanic experience.  The featured artists, many of whom have worked with Hallow Ground before, were

Exclusive Full Streaming ~ This is release MFR 100

For their 100th release, Amsterdam’s Moving Furniture Records invites listeners to take 100 minutes to save a life.  50 label artists and one guest teamed up to pen 25 tracks, each one a collaboration, each one 4 minutes long.  Every 40 seconds,

Exclusive Full Streaming ~ This is release MFR 100

For their 100th release, Amsterdam’s Moving Furniture Records invites listeners to take 100 minutes to save a life.  50 label artists and one guest teamed up to pen 25 tracks, each one a collaboration, each one 4 minutes long.  Every 40 seconds,

V/A ~ A Collective Memoir

Sometimes the timing of a release affects an album’s relevance.  This is the case with A Collective Memoir, released less than 24 hours before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  The album, commissioned by the Urkavan Festival, presents like-minded artists from both Russia

V/A ~ A Collective Memoir

Sometimes the timing of a release affects an album’s relevance.  This is the case with A Collective Memoir, released less than 24 hours before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  The album, commissioned by the Urkavan Festival, presents like-minded artists from both Russia

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The natural world existed long before the creation of instruments: music made by wind and waves, birds and beasts.  During the pandemic, many people have rediscovered the aural joys of nature: music that is always playing, and that can best

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The natural world existed long before the creation of instruments: music made by wind and waves, birds and beasts.  During the pandemic, many people have rediscovered the aural joys of nature: music that is always playing, and that can best

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Over the past decade, we’ve experienced a shift in the tone of winter music.  In more innocent days, winter music was the sound of snow, children skating and sledding, gorgeous piano miniatures that mimicked the patterns of flakes.  This type

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Over the past decade, we’ve experienced a shift in the tone of winter music.  In more innocent days, winter music was the sound of snow, children skating and sledding, gorgeous piano miniatures that mimicked the patterns of flakes.  This type

ACL 2021 ~ Pandemic Playlist

A year ago, we hoped we would not have a pandemic playlist in 2021.  But COVID stuck around.  The music we listened to was informed by isolation, illness and a bout of premature hope, chased by a secondary, more muted

ACL 2021 ~ Pandemic Playlist

A year ago, we hoped we would not have a pandemic playlist in 2021.  But COVID stuck around.  The music we listened to was informed by isolation, illness and a bout of premature hope, chased by a secondary, more muted

Various Artists ~ Winter Tales

When are we ready for Christmas music?  Not in September, when the first Christmas albums start to appear; and certainly not before Halloween, when this set was first slated for release.  But by now, it’s safe to say we’re ready

Various Artists ~ Winter Tales

When are we ready for Christmas music?  Not in September, when the first Christmas albums start to appear; and certainly not before Halloween, when this set was first slated for release.  But by now, it’s safe to say we’re ready

Various Artists ~ Home

The word home has multiple associations, as highlighted by this cozy compilation.  Home connotes safety, warmth, and love.  Home is where we lay our hats.  Home can be a location or a state of mind.  Now that December has arrived, many of

Various Artists ~ Home

The word home has multiple associations, as highlighted by this cozy compilation.  Home connotes safety, warmth, and love.  Home is where we lay our hats.  Home can be a location or a state of mind.  Now that December has arrived, many of