[Music] Daniel Lanois – Deconstruction (feat. Rocco DeLuca)

Daniel Lanois is a name to everyone who enjoyed early Brian Eno, as well as the peak-era U2 albums, as Lanois produced them.  What is forgotten is what a magnificent musician he is on his own.  He teams with Rocco DeLuca here for this sublime piece from the album ‘Goodbye To Language’ available September 9th. […]

[Music] vivienxo – w84u

vivienxo is a Finnish musician who does ‘dreampop’.  I have no idea what the genre really is, but there’s a lovely, muffled sound to it that reminds me of old 80s dreampop that I’m familiar with, such as bands like Dream Academy.  Definitely worth investigating further.

[Music] Mary Halvorson & Noël Akchoté – Mary Halvorson & Noël Akchoté

I have to admit that I’ve been waiting for such a release to come about for a while now. Noël Akchoté, perhaps the most prolofic guitarist working in improvisational music today (and maintaining astoundingly high quality throughout each release) pairs with NYC-based Mary Halvorson, a guitarist I have only become acquainted with this past year. […]

Lost in Kiev ~ Nuit Noir — a closer listen

At first, the deep-throated vocalizations and dialogue samples are a curiosity, their necessity not immediately apparent. But after the album is played to its bitter end, all is revealed. These nine pieces represent the Nuit Noir (black night), and serve as impressionistic short stories: shock fiction, if you will. Spoken words may set the stage, […]