Ghost Funk Orchestra – An Ode to Escapism

Following up Ghost Funk Orchestra’s excellent and moving debut LP, 2019’s A Song for Paul, wasn’t going to be an easy task. Yet, Seth Applebaum and his sonic family of bandmates and collaborators drastically upped the ante and really delivered on An Ode to Escapism. Perhaps the first major change between records that a keenContinue reading “Ghost Funk Orchestra – An Ode to Escapism”

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”

L’Eclair- нощта

We might not be exactly done with spring yet, but L’Eclair’s bringing the summer heat with нощта.  Co-released with Calico Discos, this new EP finds the Swiss band fusing funk with the most vivacious aspects of dub, Latin jazz and psychedelic rock. The end result of this assemblage is enormously fun, energetic and of course, insanelyContinue reading “L’Eclair- нощта”

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”

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”

Sairie – Scarlet and Blue EP

The delicate folk songs of Sairie’s Scarlet and Blue EP transport you to remote floral landscapes and lush forests of England’s past. The Brighton band plays gently melodic originals that feel so steeped in tradition, you’d swear that they were sourced from the Cecil Sharpe House’s folk archives. Sairie, which is comprised of Emma Morton on autoharp, JonContinue reading “Sairie – Scarlet and Blue EP”

No Ear To Hear: Prana Crafter and ragenap’s Tribute to Robert Hunter

“Inspiration, move me brightly light the song with sense and color Hold away despair more than this I will not ask” -Robert Hunter The recent passing of the Grateful Dead’s lyricist, Robert Hunter, sent shockwaves throughout the world. Hunter’s poetic words have touched a multitude of lives over half a century in ways that fewContinue reading “No Ear To Hear: Prana Crafter and ragenap’s Tribute to Robert Hunter”

Mute Duo – Lapse in Passage

Mute Duo is creating some of the most elemental, progressive music today. Lapse in Passage is undeniable proof of that. Hailing from Chicago, Mute Duo (A.K.A. Sam Wagster and Skyler Rowe) create sweeping grand soundscapes with a remarkable combination of pedal steel, piano and percussion. Shades of spiritual jazz, post rock and the bare, broken down essentialsContinue reading “Mute Duo – Lapse in Passage”

Andrew Weathers – Dreams and Visions from the Llano Estacado

Between all of the horrors on the news right now, it’s good to know that Aural Canyon is here to add some comfort and relaxation to this spring with a heap of back-to-back stellar ambient releases. The next tape on the schedule, Dreams and Visions from the Llano Estacado by Andrew Weathers, is a minimalist sunburstContinue reading “Andrew Weathers – Dreams and Visions from the Llano Estacado”

Garcia Peoples – 10-10-2019 Nublu, NYC

While Garcia Peoples’ studio work has been nothing short of revelatory, it’s their reputation as a live act that may be the biggest factor behind their quickly growing fanbase. No matter the setting, they never cease to melt faces and blow minds with their boundless riffage and sharp improvisational skills. The evening of October 10th,Continue reading “Garcia Peoples – 10-10-2019 Nublu, NYC”