Jordan Perry – Changing Always Who Is Waving To Us

The stark and uncompromising Changing Always Who Is Waving To Us album is quintessential Jordan Perry. Perry, a guitarist who operates out of Virginia, is known for creating intricate avant-garde acoustic compositions. Yet the extended pieces on this cassette are especially impressive, since each track sounds meticulously constructed and plotted out, but were instead bornContinue reading “Jordan Perry – Changing Always Who Is Waving To Us”

November 2020 Roundup

Last week’s roundup post barely put a dent into the pile of great new releases that were sent to us, so we just had to rush out a second roundup right away. Nick Jonah Davis – When the Sun Came Nick Jonah Davis is a guitarist from Derbyshire, England, who plays in a style thatContinue reading “November 2020 Roundup”

Gunn-Truscinski Duo – Soundkeeper

With four LP sides of finely sculpted guitar and percussion soundscapes, Soundkeeper is the fourth and possibly best record in the already superb Gunn-Truscinski Duo discography. Guitarist Steve Gunn and drummer John Truscinski have been playing together for ten years now, so they would of course know each other’s playing styles and strengths as ifContinue reading “Gunn-Truscinski Duo – Soundkeeper”

Tino – Bookfair

Stoic ambience and the wistful haze of nostalgia collide on the beautifully melancholic new album, Bookfair, by San Francisco experimental artist, Tino. Freshly released by Aural Canyon, this record is packed with lonesome lo-fi guitar and ghostly piano meandering through the mists of droning synths. These subdued compositions easily suggest faded memories and still moments inContinue reading “Tino – Bookfair”

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”

Aaron Dooley – Dooley Noted

Aaron Dooley’s solo debut record, Dooley Noted, is further proof that some of the headiest, gnarliest psychedelic music being made today is coming out of Colorado. Dooley, who you may remember from his work with Osmium House, opens the door to his world, his inner psyche, with each and every track here. The recordings feel personallyContinue reading “Aaron Dooley – Dooley Noted”

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”