Music for Films represents a distinct era of Eno

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405 as part of a four-part retrospective honoring the recent re-issues of several of Brian Eno’s back catalog. View this archived article here.  Brian Eno knows a unique level of fame. He has worked with innumerable other prolific musicians, having been close friends with characters such as David Bowie, Robert Fripp, and David Byrne. He has produced for the mega-famous … Continue reading Music for Films represents a distinct era of Eno

Gadget and the Cloud deliver hope and harmony on “Too Soon To Say” Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Don’t mistake this relative newcomer, Cork’s Gadget and the Cloud, for a cartoon hero, though the music certainly lives in its own world. I wrote about the Irish producer’s debut record last year, a quick and surprisingly cheery effort considering its title: Songs … Continue reading

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

Music for Films represents a distinct era of Eno

Originally appeared on the 405 as part of a four-part retrospective honoring the recent re-issues of several of Brian Eno’s back catalog. View this archived article here.  Brian Eno knows a unique level of fame. He has worked with innumerable other prolific musicians, having been close friends with characters such as David Bowie, Robert Fripp, and David Byrne. He has produced for the mega-famous like … Continue reading Music for Films represents a distinct era of Eno

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

Explore Grand Escalante with Arthur King Duo Peter Walker (of Eulogies) and Aaron Espinoza (of Earlimart)

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Arthur King is not one particular person; it is a dynamic art collective, usually addressed as Arthur King & the Night Sea when referring to its 7-piece ensemble. But this time it’s just Peter Walker and Aaron Espinoza, venturing the plateaus of Utah with only each other and their recording equipment. Their new album, Changing Landscapes … Continue reading Explore Grand Escalante with Arthur King Duo Peter Walker (of Eulogies) and Aaron Espinoza (of Earlimart)

Hark Madley’s Debut EP Glows Like John Glenn’s Fireflies

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  “My status is excellent,” American astronaut John Glenn declares in a transmission to NASA’s control center during the 1962 Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight, the first to transport a man around the Earth. When Glenn sees the sun rise behind him as he hovers above the planet, he describes mysterious particles which became known as ‘fireflies’ that floated … Continue reading Hark Madley’s Debut EP Glows Like John Glenn’s Fireflies

Fighting for civil liberties and sad beats with Gadget and the Cloud

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Math and music, the two universal languages. One exists in a vacuum without room for empathy, and the other is colored by just about every emotion an artist can muster. Often we focus on the sadness of music, especially in cases where circumstances are inherently upsetting (A Crow Looked at Me, Carrie & Lowell). Seeing a … Continue reading Fighting for civil liberties and sad beats with Gadget and the Cloud