Tuesday, January 18 2011
Improvised soundscapes from a group impressively in sync, in a more somber setting than usual.
Wednesday, January 5 2011
The Permanent Vacation label is like a loaf of bread, steadily rising. A sampler like this is a good way of getting caught up.
Sommer collects new and old electro-acoustic experiments from Klangwart.
Sunday, January 2 2011
Christopher Rau's productions on Asper Clouds are pretty enough, but they fall short of achieving "memorable" status.
Tuesday, December 7 2010
The virtues of "drift studies" glide with great ease and depth on Arkhonia's Trails/Traces.
Monday, December 6 2010
Max Cooper's tech house is never subtle, even when it comes from a temperate place.
Sunday, November 28 2010
Sun Airway delivers a genuinely beautiful record, meant for the summer but a perfect gift for the winter.
Wednesday, November 17 2010
Girl Talk returns with a surprise (and free) new album of mash-up fervor, but the formula's wearing thin by now.
Wednesday, November 3 2010
Masked producer SBTRKT establishes lasting moods with dense builds and ambitious arrangements.
Tuesday, November 2 2010
If you thought Konono No. 1 was the ultimate in high-octane African popular music, think again. This mind-altering music manages to be simultaneously hypnotic and hyper-kinetic.