Posts Tagged: Western Vinyl

Disassembler ~ A Wave From A Shore

Disassembler is a cross-country collaboration from two familiar names:  This Will Destroy You founder Christopher Royal King and violinist Christopher Tignor, known for his work in Slow Six and Wires Under Tension, as well as his solo efforts.  The two have

Disassembler ~ A Wave From A Shore

Disassembler is a cross-country collaboration from two familiar names:  This Will Destroy You founder Christopher Royal King and violinist Christopher Tignor, known for his work in Slow Six and Wires Under Tension, as well as his solo efforts.  The two have

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Ambient

This year’s picks emphasize the variety of ambient music through poetry, field recordings and home diaries, featuring children and cicadas, time and seasons, dedications to loved ones and even a celebration of those who do nothing. This year, many of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Ambient

This year’s picks emphasize the variety of ambient music through poetry, field recordings and home diaries, featuring children and cicadas, time and seasons, dedications to loved ones and even a celebration of those who do nothing. This year, many of

Botany ~ Portal Orphanage

Portal Orphanage is the missing link between two 2020 Botany releases.  Billed as a “postscript” to End the Summertime F(or)ever, the EP also uses the same stack of 45s as Fourteen 45 Tails ~ although of course the middle parts of the records are used.

Botany ~ Portal Orphanage

Portal Orphanage is the missing link between two 2020 Botany releases.  Billed as a “postscript” to End the Summertime F(or)ever, the EP also uses the same stack of 45s as Fourteen 45 Tails ~ although of course the middle parts of the records are used.

Hollie Kenniff ~ The Quiet Drift

A perfectly titled album from one ambient music’s leaders, The Quiet Drift makes the perfect ending to a long, hard day ~ or perhaps to a long, hard season. Hollie Kenniff seems to want nothing more than to soothe, which she accomplishes through

Hollie Kenniff ~ The Quiet Drift

A perfectly titled album from one ambient music’s leaders, The Quiet Drift makes the perfect ending to a long, hard day ~ or perhaps to a long, hard season. Hollie Kenniff seems to want nothing more than to soothe, which she accomplishes through

Elori Saxl ~ The Blue of Distance

Many of us have a place, a memory, or an image we go back to for solace. Blue skies and blue waters may be the very thing to prevent us feeling blue. Whether a lake stretching endlessly or waves collapsing

Elori Saxl ~ The Blue of Distance

Many of us have a place, a memory, or an image we go back to for solace. Blue skies and blue waters may be the very thing to prevent us feeling blue. Whether a lake stretching endlessly or waves collapsing

ACL 2020 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Winter music is more than a seasonal score; it also represents a state of mind. We’ve all been wintering this year: hunkering down, staying in, waiting for the storm to pass.  Will we simply survive, or will we be able

ACL 2020 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Winter music is more than a seasonal score; it also represents a state of mind. We’ve all been wintering this year: hunkering down, staying in, waiting for the storm to pass.  Will we simply survive, or will we be able

Botany ~ End the Summertime F(or)ever

Today is the first full day of fall, the perfect day to play End the Summertime F(or)ever.  On the surface, it’s easy to receive this sardonic mixtape as a commentary on the end of the season, but underneath, it’s so much

Botany ~ End the Summertime F(or)ever

Today is the first full day of fall, the perfect day to play End the Summertime F(or)ever.  On the surface, it’s easy to receive this sardonic mixtape as a commentary on the end of the season, but underneath, it’s so much