Kiasmos

II

“… eleven tracks of pure and lighthearted bliss, ideal to lift your spirits and quench the thirsty mind…”

The duo of Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen are back with their follow-up on Erased Tapes triumphantly bridging cinematic and modern classical sound with micro-sculpted tech-house beats.

Illuvia

Earth Prism

“… an even keel of a floating buoy in the stormy weather of my mind…”

Listening to Illuvia is like waking up in a tent still covered with frosty dew to the sounds of the rave ongoing through the night. It’s a nostalgic feeling of my youth, and perhaps that’s just one of the reasons why I keep returning to this album.

May 6th, 2024

This weekend, I spent time catching up on all the music I missed last month while …

May 2nd, 2024

I’ve been a little quiet lately. I’m not giving you any excuses. But between my long-awaited …

Dustin O’Halloran

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“… an auditory exploration into the crossroads of artificial intelligence and our comprehension of existence…”

Beginning its life as a collaborative dance piece with choreographer Fukiko Takase, the new solo album on Deutsche Grammophon probes the deep questions surrounding nature, consciousness, technology, and the profound implications of AI.

Ben Frost

Scope Neglect

“… frosty fragile fretful armadillo crawling on your naked back…”

The familiar aural chemistry of metal is immediately untethered, isolated in the vacuum, stripped of its cultural trappings and heavy armory, and loaded into a particle accelerator.

Celer

Engaged Touches (Expanded and Remastered)

… a sonic postcard from a time and place unlike any other… a true masterpiece…

Remastered by Stephan Mathieu, this expanded album is back as a reminder of music’s powerful imprint on lives present and past…

“… for every choice, there are roads not taken, and occasionally, it’s interesting to go back and explore some of those what-ifs…”

February 26th, 2024

January has come and gone. My best-of-the-year selections are now just a memory [at least, a preserved one]. …