The pandemic has yielded a number of lockdown musical creations, but guitarist Nate Mercereau captures the sadness and quiet joy better than most.
Celebrated guitarists Marisa Anderson and William Tyler join forces for an instrumental collection, Lost Futures, that’s equal parts calming and revelatory.
J Dilla’s The Shining debuted 15 years ago and remains an essential collaborative effort between the master producer and his favorite rappers.
Seventeen years after its release, Jonh Cabano’s classic of Brazilian guitarrada paraense is finally available to stream. Hear “Guitarrada Amazônica” now.
A live album commemorating the 20th anniversary of Japanese post-rock’s MONO shows this deservedly acclaimed band at the height of their powers.
Dan Knishkowy's alt-folk collective Adeline Hotel is whittled down to a party of one, with improvised acoustic guitar taking center stage on Good Timing.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw enlists Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish to perform her stunning new song cycle, Narrow Sea.
J Dilla's Welcome 2 Detroit announced where hip-hop could go in the 21st century. This reissue, expanded and spread over 12 seven-inch records, with a book that tells the whole story, reveals just how crucial an album it remains.
In a year that felt lonelier than ever, some expected ambient music to be a soothing balm. Yet ambient artists capture the sadness, the bliss, the hurt, and the healing of this wild year better than most.