1 CD / Glassnote Entertainment Group / 2015-06-23Tracks: Breathe In; Change Is Everything; Flight; You Don't Know Me; This Time; I Am the Others; Your Day Will Come; Undone; White Lies; Now I Want; Breathe Out
Artists: Son Lux
Ever adapting his creative process, composer/keyboardist/singer/producer Ryan Lott enlisted his Lanterns touring bandmembers, guitarist/composer Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang, to co-write the fou...continue...
1 CD / Kill Rock Stars / 2015-06-02Tracks: Detroit Trickle Down; Flight Risk; I Fell Like a Fucking Flower; Powder; Drink Up and Be Somebody; Operation Negligee; Bulletin of the International String Figure Association
Personnel: Chris Martin (vocals, guitar); Matthew Reid-Schwartz (guitar, keyboards); Barrett Wilke (drums).
Audio Mixer: Phil Manley.
Kinski's ongoing effort to ...continue...
2 CD / Cuneiform Records / 2015-05-26Tracks: Free Agents of Sound; Make Way to the City/The Arc of Slavery #72, Pt. 1; Arc of Slavery #72, Pt. 2, The; Helmets of Our Poisonous Thoughts #16/Awaken the World #41; Collections of Time; Free Agents ...
Artists: Exploding Star Orchestra/Rob Mazurek
Trumpeter, electronic musician and avant-garde force ROB MAZUREK is in the forefront of the wave of modern jazz and modern creative music in today's electronic...continue...
Personnel: Rob Mazurek (cornet, electronics); Nicole Mitchell (vocals, flute); Guilherme Granado (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, sampler); Damon Locks (vocals, electronics); Jeff Parker (guitar); Mau...continue...
1 CD / Temporary Residence / 2015-05-26Tracks: Air, The; Clearing, The; Air of Place, The; Herald, The; Air in Time, The; In the Vapor with the Air Underneath; Transverse Plane Vertical; Transverse Plane Horizontal; Air, Her Heart, The; Further F...
Artists: Rachel Grimes
Audio Mixer: Kevin Ratterman.
Photographer: Rachel Grimes.
Most rock musicians who've tried to take a flyer at classical music (or something like it) approach their compositions from a p...continue...
1 CD / Kranky / 2015-05-26Tracks: Sunday; Nature; Signs; Lion; Nowhere; Clouds; Transformation; Child
There's a song called "Transformation" on Valet's third album, Nature, and it's safe to say that the project's founder, Honey Owens, experienced some radical changes after the release of 2008's Naked ...continue...
1 CD / Thrill Jockey / 2015-05-19Tracks: KT 1; Do The Dishes; Ride Blind; Dream Of TV; Guitar Knife; Fantasize The Scene; Story of This World, A; KT 5; In the Late Afternoon
Artists: Circuit des Yeux
Personnel: Haley Fohr (acoustic 12-string guitar, electric guitar, piano, bass synthesizer).
Audio Mixer: Cooper Crain.
Recording information: Flat Black Studios, Iowa City, IA; Min Minb...continue...
1 CD / Joyful Noise (Indie Rock) / 2015-05-12Tracks: Benthos; You Shall Know the Spirit; Work for Me; El Dorado; Ol' River Gang, The; How to Build a Tube; Promised Land
Personnel: Dave Nelson (vocals, guitar, trombone, keyboards, percussion); Danny Seim (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion); Tymberly Seim (vocals); Bryan Devendorf (drums, percussion).
1 CD / Sacred Bones / 2015-05-12Tracks: Loam; Dead Format; No Lite; Atrophies; Cruel Sport; Double Cross; Lung; Detritus
Artists: Blanck Mass
What do you do after soundtracking the Olympics? If you're Benjamin John Power -- whose work as Blanck Mass and with Fuck Buttons was used in the 2012 Summer Olympics' opening ceremony -- you create "...continue...
1 CD / Sub Pop (USA) / 2015-05-04Tracks: Bodhi Song; Glory, Glory; Blind; Strip Mall Babylon; Come Get Us Again; Old Crow, The; Aurora Avenue; Pleasure to Burn, A; Harami
Artists: Rose Windows
Personnel: Nils Petersen (vocals, keyboards); Richie Rekow, Rabia Shaneen Qazi (vocals); Chris Cheveyo (guitar); Veronica Dye (flute, keyboards); Pat Schowe (drums).
Audio Mixer: Randall Dunn....continue...
1 CD / Sargent House / 2015-05-04Tracks: Run Home; These Secret Kings I Know; Wasps; Redesigned a Million Times; People Not Sleeping; Fucking Lifer; Beacon, A Compass, An Anchor, A; Animal Ghosts; Heirs; Tryer, You
Artists: And So I Watch You from Afar
Audio Mixers: And So I Watch You from Afar; Rocky O'Reilly.
Recording information: Blackstaff Mill; Start Together Studios, Belfast; The Mandela Hall.
Irish post-rock ensemble And So I W...continue...
1 CD / Temporary Residence / 2015-04-28Tracks: Auction Block; Hollywald; This Is Who I Am; Golden Gate; Debt Free; IF; Baxter @ 73; Snakes; Age of the Sea; Purpose; Art of What, The; Troia
Artists: Paul de Jong
Since collage pop duo the Books disbanded in 2012, Paul de Jong hasn't been as prolific as his former bandmate Nick Zammuto, who since released two albums with his band Zammuto. IF, de Jong's solo deb...continue...
1 CD / Relapse Records (USA) / 2015-04-21Tracks: Sequence 1; Sequence 2; Sequence 3; Sequence 4; Sequence 5; Sequence 6; Sequence 7; Sequence 8; Sequence 8 [Alternate Version]; Gemini, Pt. 2; Twilight Sentinel; DMC-12
Liner Note Author: Zombi.
Instrumental space rock duo Zombi have made a career out of mining the progressive synth sounds of yesteryear and building them into often lengthy jams that recall a g...continue...
1 CD / Sargent House / 2015-04-07Tracks: Liar, The; Skin; Santa Sangre; Southern Eye; Binge; Salome; Less Than; Love, Texas; Contender
Personnel: Emma Ruth Rundle (vocals, guitar); Greg Burns (keyboards); Andrew Clinco (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Jeff Bond.
Beginning as a side project of instrumental post-rock her...continue...
1 CD / Thrill Jockey / 2015-04-07Tracks: Holding Horses; I'm Kin; This Hammer Breaks; Salina Stars; Lighthouse; Soul Alphabet; Eclipse; Captain of None