Ex:Re with 12 Ensemble is a collaboration between Elena Tonra, the lead singer of Daughter, classical composer Josephine Stephenson, and the 12-piece string orchestra, 12 Ensemble, setting Tora’s Ex:Re debut solo album to strings.
Maybe I’m getting old. Maybe I’m getting young.
1950s Country & Western by way of Zimbabwe, Kenya, and South Africa.
Pharoah Sanders. I don’t know about you, but when I hear his name, my mind immediately wanders all over the decades of mind-blowing, spirit-enriching music that Pharoah Sanders has given us. Its the stuff of legend. As Albert Ayler said, “Trane was the Father, Pharoah […]
: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction
I dropped in on A Winged Victory for the Sullen for their self-titled debut album back in 2011 and keep a lookout for anything new. Like a hawk.
Nick Cave describes Carnage, his new album with soundtrack, Bad Seed, and Grinderman collaborator Warren Ellis thusly — a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.
I’m breaking with tradition, once again, covering a record that isn’t exactly new. Maybe it’s new to you, it was new to me when I first heard it, which is really more to the point of Album of the Week.
Guitarist Calvin Keys’ debut outing as leader, Shawn-Neeq, was originally released in 1971 on Black Jazz Records and we have Real Gone Music to thank for a brand spanking new vinyl reissue.
Where’s the outrage? Where’s the rage?
Sometimes straight ahead soul is all you need.
Some Fridays are easier than others.
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.