Daniel Bromfield is a writer and musician who splits his time between San Francisco, CA and Eugene, OR. In addition to PopMatters, his work has appeared in Resident Advisor, San Francisco Magazine, SF Bay Guardian, Pretty Much Amazing, and Spectrum Culture. His work can be found at danielbromfield.com.
Trumpeter Jon Hassell adds influences from club music to the rich, long-simmering stew he's been cooking for decades on Listening to Pictures.
Footwork producer RP Boo's first album of new material expands his purist sound by looking inward rather than outward.
Gorillaz's sixth album is Damon Albarn hunched over his instruments, reflecting on the King Kong he's created.
oOoOO and Islamiq Grrrls' 'Faminine Mystique' Is a Hypnotic Merger of Artificial and "Authentic" Cues
oOoOO and Islamiq Grrrls' Faminine Mystique succeeds because it sustains a curious and unique mood and combines proudly artificial signifiers with others associated with authenticity.
The former Monotonix guitarist Yonatan Gat presents a bold new idea for what to do with rock: treat your own band noise like other people's samples.
Working with producer-writer Max Tundra, Daphne & Celeste balances chart smarts and patrician snark on their first album in 17 years.
He was one half of the duo behind PopMatters' top pick for Ambient/Instrumental album of 2017, and now Rafael Anton Irisarri is taking ambient music in a surprising direction: one that's intended to remind you of the apocalypse.
The new age lifer and Brian Eno affiliate's ease with himself is infectious on Numero Group's new compilation of his devotional songs.