Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405.  The newest release on earnest Ontario label Other Songs is a fitting welcome for winter. I felt lucky to finally experience it myself when I left the desert to visit the midwest this past weekend. Snow fell for an hour in Minneapolis on my final day in the city; the neighborhood where I was staying was quiet save for … Continue reading Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

Best Songs of 2019: 3. frogi

sawdustandgin: In the spirit of the adage that suggests it will heal all wounds, frogi has penned a song called “time.” Its many overlayed vocal tracks create the warmth of an a cappella performance, until production crashes in at the song’s peak. This is only the LA artist’s second single, after the similarly beautiful “peace of mind.”  Best Songs of 2019 3. frogi – “time” Continue reading Best Songs of 2019: 3. frogi

Caring is not creepy, smileswithteeth declares with new LP

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. Pop music is no stranger to indifference—well, that’s how it may seem on the surface. In late 2011, Drake revealed the title track of his then-forthcoming record, Take Care, which was a tender declaration of love and not a passive aggressive goodbye, as the title may suggest. The following year, Icona Pop and Charli XCX had … Continue reading Caring is not creepy, smileswithteeth declares with new LP

I used to think of Reservoir as a closed work. When Gordi inevitably puts out another fully formed LP, I imagine it will live in a related world, but her debut feels insular. Well, at least that’s how I felt before I listened to the EP of stripped down singles, titled Beneath the Reservoir. “Something Like This” is vast and another favorite, “Heaven I Know” feels like a … Continue reading

Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405.  The newest release on earnest Ontario label Other Songs is a fitting welcome for winter. I felt lucky to finally experience it myself when I left the desert to visit the midwest this past weekend. Snow fell for an hour in Minneapolis on my final day in the city; the neighborhood where I was staying was quiet save for … Continue reading Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

Best Albums of 2018, part 2

#11-30, listed alphabetically Helena Hauff – Qualm buy album | website | Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Hark Madley – EP1 SnG feature | buy album | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders – Blue Poles buy album | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Kira May – Sense SnG … Continue reading Best Albums of 2018, part 2

Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405.  The newest release on earnest Ontario label Other Songs is a fitting welcome for winter. I felt lucky to finally experience it myself when I left the desert to visit the midwest this past weekend. Snow fell for an hour in Minneapolis on my final day in the city; the neighborhood where I was staying was quiet save for … Continue reading Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

Originally appeared on the 405.  The newest release on earnest Ontario label Other Songs is a fitting welcome for winter. I felt lucky to finally experience it myself when I left the desert to visit the midwest this past weekend. Snow fell for an hour in Minneapolis on my final day in the city; the neighborhood where I was staying was quiet save for the … Continue reading Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

This collaboration between Laraaji, Arji OceAnanda, and Dallas Acid feels like a dream. Or perhaps it just sounds like a dream, given their focused ambient musings. The group came together for a six-hour session at Brooklyn’s Vibromonk Studios, and from there they recorded five tracks; those are now part of a record called Arrive Without Leaving, due out this Friday. Pre-order.  Source: SoundCloud / flyingmoonlight Continue reading