TENGGER – Nomad

TENGGER have returned to ease your mind and bring you some much needed peace with the soothing Nomad.  The South Korean/Japanese wedded couple that make up TENGGER are extremely adept at crafting music that feels both natural and electronic with a deeply spiritual core. The songs on this new record are perhaps the greatest example ofContinue reading “TENGGER – Nomad”

May 2020 Roundup

Man-oh-man, the physical and not-so-phsical record crates have been quite full over the last month. Here’s a quick run down of some of the sounds that have turned our heads and grabbed our ears over the last 30 days or so…  Munehiro Narita – Live Performance: San Francisco Let’s start things off with a bang,Continue reading “May 2020 Roundup”

Andrea Cortez – The Secret Song of Plants

Want to find a way to pure relaxation? Then turn off your phone and TV, close your eyes and breathe in and out slowly while listening to Andrea Cortez’s sublime The Secret Song of Plants. Cortez, a board-certified music therapist and sound meditation instructor, combined ethereal harp improvisations with various effects and the sonic-translated electricalContinue reading “Andrea Cortez – The Secret Song of Plants”

Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble – s/t

What Alice Coltrane is to the jazz world, Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble is to folk music. The Chicagoan group, which features McLaughlin on 12 and 6 string guitars, harmonium and electronics, Joel Styzens on hammered dulcimer, and Jason Toth on upright bass, blend elements of American primitivism with free jazz and modern classical music together into somethingContinue reading “Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble – s/t”

Kendra Amalie & Ryley Walker – Papaya In A Hound’s Tooth

While the rest of us are in 2020, Kendra Amalie and Ryley Walker are hangin’ in 3020, creating some of the most disorienting records of twisted guitar alchemy that you’ve ever heard. With the release of last year’s Intuition, Amalie proved herself to be not only one of the most fiercely original and versatile axe-wieldersContinue reading “Kendra Amalie & Ryley Walker – Papaya In A Hound’s Tooth”

Field Works – Ultrasonic

Field Work’s stunning new record, Ultrasonic, is likely the first album in history to be filled entirely with music that is built around recordings of bats. Stuart Hyatt, the National Geographic Explorer and grammy-nominated artist behind Field Works, has taken samples of the echolocation of bats, and with the help of several contributing musicians likeContinue reading “Field Works – Ultrasonic”

Null Zone: Rootless – Emptied Spaces & Prana Crafter – 3rd Ear Incantations

The great people at Null Zone have a couple of exciting new releases that benefit for a very good cause. All proceeds from the pre-orders of Emptied Spaces by Rootless and 3rd Ear Incantations by Prana Crafter will go to the Garrie Vereen Memorial Emergency Relief Fund, which is organized and run by Nuçi’s Space in Athens, GA.Continue reading “Null Zone: Rootless – Emptied Spaces & Prana Crafter – 3rd Ear Incantations”

Chill Out with Aural Canyon Records

I think we could all use some help with relaxing right now, so thank god Aural Canyon Records is still active and putting out healing, mellow ambient albums on the regular. Here’s a rundown of some of the chillest of their most recent releases. Pulse Emitter/PJS – Split Pairing Portland’s Pulse Emitter with British Columbia’sContinue reading “Chill Out with Aural Canyon Records”

Jeffrey Silverstein – You Become The Mountain

Listening to Jeffrey Silverstein’s You Become The Mountain feels like you’re laying down on a soft cloud as it floats you through a golden sunrise. The Portland-based musician uses pedal steel, minimalist electric percussion and slick, reverb-soaked guitar to create dreamy soundscapes that are rich with comforting vibes. Occasionally, he mixes in his own vocals and inContinue reading “Jeffrey Silverstein – You Become The Mountain”

April 2020 Roundup

Well, we all may me locked up inside our homes right now, but that doesn’t mean we have to be quiet about it! Here’s a handful of new releases that’ll make your time in isolation way more exciting. Galecstasy – Surprise  Galecstasy’s Surprise is certainly one of the most varied and unexpected releases of the year, touchingContinue reading “April 2020 Roundup”