We Are Sent Here By History was released in 2020 but it only recently landed in Barn. And I thank my lucky stars.
I try, I really do, to pick music that my dear friend Stephen Mejias has not covered in his weekly #NewMusicFriday column because there’s so much great new music I don’t want to make it seem otherwise. Sometimes, an exception is made.
I fell for Babehoven’s Sunk EP, released last March, and their debut LP Light Moving Time digs in even deeper.
It’s hard not to believe that our connections to certain music are nothing more than chance encounters that occur in transitory moments, flickering like a projector with missing slides until something clicks.
My father loved jazz guitar.
Outsider British folk troubadour Richard Dawson makes music to the beat of his own drummer.
A Blues is Boomkat‘s Album of the Year. Why?
Without music, hifi is a prop. Pep up your step with some great new music! 42 from ’22.
Kindness. Cruelty. Seems like an easy choice yet some people make the wrong one over and over and over.
Music as spirit guide.
Sometimes I think I did but I didn’t.
Moin is Raime.
We have San Francisco-based Tompkins Square to thank for bringing us this previously unreleased live solo set from Mal Waldron.
We’ve talked about Guatemalan-born, Mexico City-based cellist, vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Mabe Fratti before, notably her collaboration with Mexico City-based sound artist Concepción Huerta on 2021’s stunning Estática.
Mystic Sisters is City of Caterpillar’s second studio album, coming some twenty years after their debut.
The wait is over. Lucrecia Dalt’s ¡Ay!, released today on RVNG Intl., shoots to the top of my favorite releases of 2022 like a rocket, extending well beyond and into the stars.
On Pieces Of Driftwood, New Zealand outsider Maxine Funke collects music from compilations and non-album singles along with new songs for a kind of mini anthology of her quirky folk fare.
Fall is one of my four favorite seasons.
On her second full length release as Sudan Archives, Brittney Parks sounds as if she was set free—mind, body, and spirit—to explore an endless playground of sound.
Babehoven’s Sunk, an EP released on Double Double Whammy in March, is a slow dance around subjects seemingly trivial and epic.
“A meditation on community that caroms from root-down avant-funk to solitary cosmic minimalism and twinkling dubby ambience. Most importantly it is a deeply emotional record, the running soundtrack to a world in confusion.”
Julia Jacklin is one of the kinda rare artists whose music is always welcome, no matter where/when it shows up. Like a beloved friend or kinda rare relative that you actually enjoy seeing.
Every once in a while, I want to slow down. Stop the steady stream of flickering images, words, and noise (internal and external) and pay attention to slower quieter things.