Here we open a new week, and hopefully your ears, by continuing to keep cool and somewhat collected. But what you don’t hear you may only imagine. Let’s keep it that simple. TRACKLIST Nurse With Wound/The James Worse Public Address Method – Suspific Hellibesque Of The Poagenbloke Matt Shoemaker – mercurial horizon one Imbued Vagary […]

Ambient as an incredibly elusive genre, and can be a near infinite category, as it can encompass anything from electronics, through drone, to modern classical and even new age. In a way this wide range of musical possibilities is reflected through four October releases reviewed here. Very often, ambient is the realm of solo artists […]

All of these are out on the shelves (virtual and otherwise) released today, and believe you me, it’s an A to Z of challenging, ethereal and otherwise thrilling sounds from various points on the planet. Tune in! Dose Curves (Backward Music) is the latest from Montreal-based harpist Sarah Pagé. Her experimental sound is ambient and […]

Benoit Pioulard and Sean Curtis Patrick | Avocationals Beacon Sound (LP/DL) Released by PDX’s Beacon Sound in an edition of 500 just five days ago and already sold out (though Forced Exposure may still have you covered). This is the very first collaboration between Seattleite Thomas Meluch (aka Benoit Pioulard) and Sean Curtis Patrick, based […]

Dolphin Midwives | Liminal Garden Beacon Sound (LP) The new record from singer/harpist Dolphin Midwives (Sage Fisher) arrives on Portland’s imprint Beacon Sound this Friday. Liminal Garden straddles psychedelic etherealism like the futuristic leftfield side of Björk yet untapped. The record is infused with Asian stringed melodies and electronic effect abstractions – all deeply steeped […]

3 REVIEWS/3 RECORDS: It demonstrates the versatility of both contemporary composition and the instrument in question, to arrive in the New Year with three very different, modern piano works up for review.  Although operating in different fields, and with different scopes and intentions, these three albums have been reviewed together, so as to showcase their […]