Posts Tagged: Wist Records

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Packaging

Next week we’ll look at the year’s best cover art; in this article, we consider overall packaging.  In an era when many consider the physical format to be extinct, these artists and labels say otherwise.  A couple can still be

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Packaging

Next week we’ll look at the year’s best cover art; in this article, we consider overall packaging.  In an era when many consider the physical format to be extinct, these artists and labels say otherwise.  A couple can still be

The Sly and Unseen ~ The Crossley Heritage

When it comes to making cool collector’s editions, Wist Records is one of the finest.  Their jackdaw series (each one a book-sized envelope containing the music and various ephemera) returns with The Crossley Heritage, offering recipients some history along with their

The Sly and Unseen ~ The Crossley Heritage

When it comes to making cool collector’s editions, Wist Records is one of the finest.  Their jackdaw series (each one a book-sized envelope containing the music and various ephemera) returns with The Crossley Heritage, offering recipients some history along with their

ACL 2014: Top Ten Ambient

This year, A Closer Listen continued to receive more ambient music than any other type, over 500 releases in all.  The ambient field is so competitive that only the most distinctive releases manage to break through and to form a lasting impression.

ACL 2014: Top Ten Ambient

This year, A Closer Listen continued to receive more ambient music than any other type, over 500 releases in all.  The ambient field is so competitive that only the most distinctive releases manage to break through and to form a lasting impression.

ACL 2014: The Year’s Best Labels

After two years of coming in second, Denovali Records finally makes it to the top spot!  Another label makes its first appearance on our chart, while a former top pick returns to the list.  These are the best in the business,

ACL 2014: The Year’s Best Labels

After two years of coming in second, Denovali Records finally makes it to the top spot!  Another label makes its first appearance on our chart, while a former top pick returns to the list.  These are the best in the business,

Wist Records ~ The Unofficial Countryside

41 years ago, Richard Mabey penned The Unofficial Countryside, an ode to the tenacity of nature.  His classic essay finally has its soundtrack: seven 3″ CDs in a hand-burned wooden box.  Wist Records continues to impress by going all-out in its presentation,

Wist Records ~ The Unofficial Countryside

41 years ago, Richard Mabey penned The Unofficial Countryside, an ode to the tenacity of nature.  His classic essay finally has its soundtrack: seven 3″ CDs in a hand-burned wooden box.  Wist Records continues to impress by going all-out in its presentation,

Lost Trail ~ The Afternoon Vision

The third of Wist Records’ jackdaw releases, The Afternoon Vision is yet another example of attentive packaging given to a splendid release.  It’s also one of Lost Trail‘s kindest recordings to date.  One might even call it – yes, pun intended – wistful.

Lost Trail ~ The Afternoon Vision

The third of Wist Records’ jackdaw releases, The Afternoon Vision is yet another example of attentive packaging given to a splendid release.  It’s also one of Lost Trail‘s kindest recordings to date.  One might even call it – yes, pun intended – wistful.

ACL 2013: Top Ten Ambient

Ambient music continued to stretch its wings in 2013.  Among our top picks: an album conceived as a love letter, an EP addressing mental illness and a 7″ vinyl that samples the original Dracula.  It’s not just piano and birds anymore.

ACL 2013: Top Ten Ambient

Ambient music continued to stretch its wings in 2013.  Among our top picks: an album conceived as a love letter, an EP addressing mental illness and a 7″ vinyl that samples the original Dracula.  It’s not just piano and birds anymore.