Archive for September 6th, 2011

Circa with Billy Sherwood + Tony Kaye, “And So On” (2011): One Track Mind

Circa has every right to sound like Yes, considering that its two principal creative forces are former members of the band, and this is the tune that makes the most of that prog-rock promise.

Clear – Never Falling Again (2011)

With Never Falling Again, Clear explores the devastation left behind as relationships end – yet somehow comes away with a collection of songs that’s startlingly beautiful. That’s no easy feat.

Half Notes: Captain Beefheart, "The Dust Blows Forward 'n The Dust Blows Back" (1969)

by Mark Saleski This song, from Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica, wouldn’t feel out of place on Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. Part field holler, part rambling genius. Well I put down my bush ‘n I took off my pants ‘n felt free The breeze blowin’ up me ‘n up the canyon Far as I could see IRead More

Tim Collins – Castles And Hilltops (2011)

As a musician, Collins is the complete package: performer, composer, bandleader. This we know from his 2007 debut Valcour, when he was largely introduced to the world as a vibraphonist with great range and inventiveness in the manner of Bobby Hutcherson.