Freezing Time on Losing Light

Oh, the irony of my writing this on the first day of Daylight Saving Time. Back in November, to coincide with the autumn time change, The Antlers released Losing Light, a four-track sister EP to their 2021 full-length, Green to Gold. The LP came out nearly a year ago, but represented much more to the Brooklyn duo than simply a shift of the clocks. It … Continue reading Freezing Time on Losing Light

Lomond Campbell Employs the Whims of the Machine

How much can intention affect an outcome? No, I am not speaking philosophically, though I’m sure there are plenty of term papers written on the dilemma. Rather, I am referring to the miracle that is LŪP by Lomond Campbell. Obviously the music does not happen spontaneously, but how it behaves is dependent, not upon the accuracy of an instrument and its player, but rather the … Continue reading Lomond Campbell Employs the Whims of the Machine

Glass Gallery, Ideal for Projection 

We open on a pastel, multi-color fortress. The sea buffets its stone foundation from the west, while a forest shrouds the eastern entrance. The structure itself is entirely glass with not a blemish on any part of its façade, glowing from within to give the illusion of color on every translucent wall. From the wrong angle, the fortress may appear invisible, and with poor lighting, … Continue reading Glass Gallery, Ideal for Projection 

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