By Richard Elliott
The more mysterious and impenetrable songs on this album invite an effort after meaning that signals either seductive intimacy or annoying evasion, depending on your tolerance for the faux-naif aesthetic.
'Aleksandr Sokurov: Russian Ark' Serves as a Succinct Companion to the Landmark Film
Gary Stewart: Gary / Cactus and a Rose
The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic
America's Dirty Secrets Revealed in Robert Altman's Short Cuts
Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now
Grails: Chalice Hymnal
On Robert Walser's Idiosyncratic, Whimsical, Sly, and Enchanting Works
'Heart of a Dog': The Sublime Journey of Lolabelle
"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...