The Unstable Molecule is unstable in all the right ways. Isotope 217 play modern jazz, post-rock, and funk but never fully commit to these genres within any given bar.
Chicago-based post-rock icons Tortoise get nostalgic with a remix re-release, with Doug McCombs telling tales of missing tapes and giving us new updates.
Former Talk Talk member Mark Hollis was ruthlessly honest in his pursuit of a musical vision. This biography attests to the gifts and costs of his artistic pursuit.
The bold sophomore album from the London experimentalists is a singular work rife with ambitious songwriting and sincere, sharply-observed emotions.
You might have trouble defining the elements inside Eivind Aarset’s sound. You also probably won’t care as the magnificent sounds wash over you.
As an Explosions in the Sky album, the lack of indulgent edge is one of the few things you can say about Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television.
The 2021 lineup of Quebec’s Festival de Musique Emergente was simply dazzling, reflecting the breadth and quality of post-millennial Canadian music.
Black Midi’s Cavalcade is a great LP, and though not a fully brilliant or complete masterwork, it will leave many others imitating these guys sucking wake.
Loren Connors and David Grubbs’ Arborvitae is a beautiful and vexing little record that is aging like fine Kentucky bourbon. The 2003 album is out on vinyl.
A live album commemorating the 20th anniversary of Japanese post-rock’s MONO shows this deservedly acclaimed band at the height of their powers.