Sunburned Hand of The Man – Headdress (20th Anniversary Remaster)

Headdress, one of the classic records in the massive Sunburned Hand of The Man canon, is finally back on vinyl and sounding better than ever, thanks to Three Lobed Recordings. Originally recorded across a trio of dates in 2001, this LP finds the band’s uncompromising music shifting from shape to shape, morphing wildly into newContinue reading “Sunburned Hand of The Man – Headdress (20th Anniversary Remaster)”

Centripetal Force Records to Co-release Albums by Wasted Cathedral and TENGGER

The good folks at Centripetal Force Records are doing the lord’s work by bringing the world Retreat Into Fantasy Soundtracks, by downtempo post-rock wizard, Wasted Cathedral, and Earthing, by the renowned ambient family band, TENGGER. Wasted Cathedral, a solo side-project of Canadian musician Christopher Laramee (from Shooting Guns, The Radiation Flowers and The Switching Yard),Continue reading “Centripetal Force Records to Co-release Albums by Wasted Cathedral and TENGGER”

Rootless – What The Truth Leaves Out

Rootless’ fingerpicking prowess is the nucleus of his latest release, What the Truth Leaves Out, which is available today on cassette from Feeding Tube Records. Rootless, AKA Jeremy Hurewitz, is known for combining gentle fingerstyle guitar with cosmic electronic sounds, field recordings and even indigenous instruments to create an ethereal psychedelic folk soundscape. Yet here,Continue reading “Rootless – What The Truth Leaves Out”

Cole Pulice & Nat Harvie – Strawberry Roan

With Strawberry Roan, Cole Pulice and Nat Harvie brewed together a kaleidoscopic jazz oasis that you’ll want to savor again and again. We have the good folks over at Aural Canyon to thank for this little DIY ambient gem. This cassette contains cottony soft soundscapes made up of analogue synthesizers and samplers, along with aContinue reading “Cole Pulice & Nat Harvie – Strawberry Roan”

May 2022 Roundup

This month’s Roundup post covers includes fine examples of garage rock to ambient music and Sudanese jazz, as well as many other cool sounds. Check ’em out! Jeff Gburek – Vigilance Suite I & II Available through the great Ramble Records, Vigilance Suite I & II is Jeff Gburek utilizing guitar, zither and an e-bowContinue reading “May 2022 Roundup”

Spring Roundup – Part 2

Here’s the second half of our roundup of records that we’ve been digging this spring. If you missed part one, click here to give it a look. Joys Union Group – Boredom Euphoria Released on Trouble in Mind Records, Boredom Euphoria is a sunny blend of cosmic ambient music and astral jazz that will leaveContinue reading “Spring Roundup – Part 2”

Conrad Burnham – Guide Down

For a wholly peerless listening experience, look no further than Conrad Burnham’s latest experimental sound bath, Guide Down. Released in February on El Gran E Records, Guide Down finds Burnham, an unorthodox LA-based composer, creating raw, nightmarish soundcapes with synthesizers and a manipulated pedal steel guitar. To make things even more surreal, a drummer, MarkContinue reading “Conrad Burnham – Guide Down”

Single Premiere: “Haul Away Joe,” by Shane Parish

Hit the waves with Shane Parish’s stormy avant-garde guitar interpretation of “Haul Away Joe,” from his upcoming LP on Dear Life Records, Liverpool. On this record, Parish, an Athens, GA based guitarist, has given new life to old sea shanties and other nautical ballads by translating both their melodies and tone into vividly abstract guitar-centricContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Haul Away Joe,” by Shane Parish”

Monastics – World Island

For a deeply cathartic psychedelic soundscape, look no further than Monastics’ World Island. Available this week on El Gran E Records, World Island is a reunion of sorts of the formerly NY-dwelling experimental Monastics (which includes guitarist Jeremy Hurewitz, of whom regular readers here would recognize as Rootless). During the pandemic, the now geographically-scattered musiciansContinue reading “Monastics – World Island”

Devin Hoff – Voices From the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs)

Bassist Devin Hoff’s loving tribute to Anne Briggs explores the depth and the versatility of the British folk legend’s classic songbook. Most readers here would agree that Anne Briggs, along with Shirley Collins, is one of the foundational pillars of the English folk music revival of the 1960s and 1970s. She unquestionably inspired an entireContinue reading “Devin Hoff – Voices From the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs)”