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”

Mosses – T.V. Sun

T.V. Sun by Mosses is certainly one of the most surreal, hallucinogenic records of the year…and likely of the last decade. Mosses is just one of the many recent projects of multi-instrumentalist, Ryan Jewell. You may know of Jewell from providing dynamic drumming for the likes of Ryley Walker, Chris Forsyth and Elkhorn (to nameContinue reading “Mosses – T.V. Sun”

Waterless Hills – The Great Mountain

If you need to escape the realities of the modern world, then let the mystifying improvisations of Waterless Hills sweep you off to some lost distant landscape in an undetermined century. The band, which (on this release), is comprised of Andrew Cheetham on drums, C. Joynes on guitar, DBH on violin and Gavin Clarke onContinue reading “Waterless Hills – The Great Mountain”

Osmium House – Live at Glitter City

Yes, one of the greatest hopes for the future of acid rock, Denver’s own Osmium House, has returned with a head-spinning live album that’ll surely open up your third eye. The album is comprised of two sprawling improvised epics, “Twisting Mystic Minds of The Ministry” (Parts One and Two). Part One begins with synth moodscapesContinue reading “Osmium House – Live at Glitter City”

Dark Leaves – Grey Stone in The Wood

The shade of a forgotten grave, the call of a starling unseen, and resurrected secrets of the old gods are but a few of the many strange and wonderful things that dwell within the music of Grey Stone in The Wood. Dark Leaves, the current solo project of Patrick Aston, blends the starker sounds of EnglishContinue reading “Dark Leaves – Grey Stone in The Wood”

Free Moontime Band -FTMB

Armed with barbed riffs, tantalizing hooks and a pugnacious attitude, Chicago’s Free Moontime Band is a group that every acid rock fan could get behind. FTMB, which was released over Black Friday, is overflowing with gnarly garage scuzz, passages of spaced-out jamming and pure, raw nerve. Tracks like “Weekend Freakin” or “Rat” begin with primalContinue reading “Free Moontime Band -FTMB”