Matthew Fiander

See Gulls: Curtain Call

See Gulls: Curtain Call

See Gulls offer up another impressively expansive EP with Curtain Call, one that stretches out both its sound and its emotional impact.
Wrekmeister Harmonies: Light Falls

Wrekmeister Harmonies: Light Falls

Wrekmeister Harmonies' impressive new record, Light Falls, pairs down the number of guests and creates a central band, a smaller group on which to build a new kind of composition.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani: FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani: FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy

On Sunergy, the intimacy with which Smith and Ciani collaborate is striking, and the best parts of the record pull you into that quiet conversation.
Teenage Fanclub: Here

Teenage Fanclub: Here

Teenage Fanclub sounds timeless as the band upsets the pure melodic centers of these songs with masterful, subtle shifts in layering and tone.
Nathan Bowles: Whole & Cloven

Nathan Bowles: Whole & Cloven

With Whole & Cloven, Bowles's follow-up to his excellent, cohesive Nansemond, he pushes in a new direction, seeking out new ways to tie an album together, wondering whether or not the broken can still seem complete.
Betty Davis: The Columbia Years 1968-1969

Betty Davis: The Columbia Years 1968-1969

The Columbia Years 1968-1969 isn't the sound of Betty Davis finding her voice so much as it is the sound of her fighting to get out from under the shadow of then-husband Miles Davis.
Eros and the Eschaton: Weight of Matter

Eros and the Eschaton: Weight of Matter

Weight of Matter is a confident new turn for Eros and the Eschaton and suggests that, now a five-piece, they're just getting started.
Christian Fennesz and Jim O’Rourke: It’s Hard for Me to Say I’m Sorry

Christian Fennesz and Jim O’Rourke: It’s Hard for Me to Say I’m Sorry

The first duo collaboration between Fennesz and O'Rourke turns out to be a good one, but only when they give each other the room to make this sound more like a conversation than a shouting match.
Thee Oh Sees: A Weird Exits

Thee Oh Sees: A Weird Exits

A Weird Exits and John Dwyer's latest line-up mark maybe Thee Oh Sees' freshest turn since the beginnings of their In the Red Records era.
Merrin Karras: Apex

Merrin Karras: Apex

Brendan Gregoriy's first album as Merrin Karras delivers electronic music that feels sometimes classic, sometimes nostalgic, but always immediate.
Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler: Music Inspired by Philippe Garrel’s ‘Le Révélateur’

Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler: Music Inspired by Philippe Garrel’s ‘Le Révélateur’

The duo's new album, originally performed live with screenings of Philippe Garrel's 1968 silent French film, is a subtly complex composition that works very well on its own.
Brice Randall Bickford: PARO

Brice Randall Bickford: PARO

Brice Randall Bickford's second solo album is the finest of his long musical career. PARO relies on carefully built textures that grow more fascinating with each listen.