Posts Tagged: Western Vinyl

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

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Some of the year’s most ambitious projects are found in this category, crisscrossing the globe from the history of Appalachia to the future of Australia.  Visual poems tell deep stories; singers connect to folklore and spirit.  And everywhere, there are

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Some of the year’s most ambitious projects are found in this category, crisscrossing the globe from the history of Appalachia to the future of Australia.  Visual poems tell deep stories; singers connect to folklore and spirit.  And everywhere, there are

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Experimental

From locked grooves to dueling drummers; from abstract voices to plastic instruments; from stories of slavery to modern African drones, the Experimental category represents creativity at its best.  These artists follow their own paths, abandoning the marked roads, more interested

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Experimental

From locked grooves to dueling drummers; from abstract voices to plastic instruments; from stories of slavery to modern African drones, the Experimental category represents creativity at its best.  These artists follow their own paths, abandoning the marked roads, more interested

Christopher Tignor ~ A Light Below

Wow.  We’ve been enjoying the music of Christopher Tignor for 15 years, beginning with that first Slow Six album, on through Wires of Tension and finally to his solo work.  We’re not surprised that A Light Below is great; we’re surprised that it’s his best

Christopher Tignor ~ A Light Below

Wow.  We’ve been enjoying the music of Christopher Tignor for 15 years, beginning with that first Slow Six album, on through Wires of Tension and finally to his solo work.  We’re not surprised that A Light Below is great; we’re surprised that it’s his best