Have you ever found yourself looking for something without knowing what it was?
There are people who take grief and pain and, through the creative process, transform it into something beautiful. Imagine what the world would look like if everyone embraced such a process.
If you love albums as journeys, or journeys as albums, composer and classically trained keyboardist Sarah Davachi’s Cantus, Descant was made for you.
I was reminded of how much I love Hannah Read as Lomelda’s Hannah when it appeared on a number of Best of 2020 lists. It should have been on mine.
Mike Hadreas as Perfume Genius makes confoundingly beautiful music.
What a year.
Watch out for the quiet ones.
Because of a Flower is the stunning sophomore release from sonic sorceress Ana Roxanne.
Strange days have found us. As such, my brain has been craving a tickle by the off kilter and The Silence delivered with the psychedelic trip that is Electric Meditations.
Sometimes words fail to capture my mood and this week was a perfect time for wordless reflection.
Adrianne Lenker holed up in a one-room cabin in the woods of Western Massachusetts last Spring, sat down in front of a tape deck or Walkman and recorded two albums-worth of songs and instrumentals. The […]
SPAZA is a loose collective of musicians based in Johannesburg, South Africa — the idea of SPAZA is to jam around a concept rather than to coalesce into a fully-fledged band.
Metz is a good old-fashioned trio — guitar & vocals (Alex Edkins), bass (Chris Slorac), and drums (Hayden Menzies) — who play high-energy, raucous punk-derived noise.
Pipe organist and composer Anna von Hausswolff traveled to the Sacro Bosco (“Sacred Grove”), a park in a wooded valley beneath the castle of Orsini in Bomarzo, Italy, and was so taken with its 16th […]
I admit to having a near fanatical desire to focus on new releases for the Album of the Week. And when I say new, I mean just released.