One reason this blog hasn’t gotten off to much of a start (updated) is that I haven’t found my way around the WordPress editing modules. At my other blog I used to struggle with the limitations of the post “format” especially when I wanted to embed videos, problems with dimensions & layout. So this is a bit of a test.
Kari Malone – The Sacrificial Code
Beautiful & moving organ drone music, wonderful chords. The church organ was mic’ed close, I read, & as a result it sounds as organs do not usually sound. You hear the pipe valves open, little gasps. Bass tones that envelop you heart & soul.
Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow
I am in awe of the talent & feeling Van Etten displays on tracks like “Jupiter 4” & “Seventeen.” What an intense revisitation of adolescence, so poignant — for me at least, leaning into middle age.
Antlers – Familiars
I don’t know anything about this band but this album has been a part of my life & it is graven on my heart. An epitome of beautiful music from grief.
And some other recent and not-so-recent discoveries:
Vortex – Special Request
J-E-T-S – Zoopsa
Koeosaeme – Obanikeshi
Charles Bradley – Changes
Tiny Tim – Live! at the Royal Albert Hall
Julius Eastman – Unjust Malaise
Chemical Brothers – No Geography
My Body Dissolves as I Watch and Dissolve – Burial Grid
Piano Nights – Bohren & Der Club of Gore
Beach House – 7
Aromanticism – Moses Sumney