Archive for December 14th, 2013

Teitur – Story Music (2013)

Teitur is the work of 36-year-old Faroese singer-songwriter Teitur Lassen, who returns with his sixth album Story Music — a very dark project, just right for winter evenings.

Forgotten series: The Strange Flowers – Aeroplanes In The Backyard (2008)

Forgotten series: The Strange Flowers – Aeroplanes In The Backyard (2008)

Imagine an amalgam of a psychedelic R.E.M. and the Grapes of Wrath, and you’ve got the Strange Flowers from Italy.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013  (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Harper/ Musselwhite, Robert Randoph, Steven Wilson

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Harper/ Musselwhite, Robert Randoph, Steven Wilson

With so many major releases typically timed go on sale to take advantage of the holiday shopping season, you’d think that most of the choicest music of any given year are records issued during the September-November timeframe.

Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka (2013): Movies

Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka (2013): Movies

Vangelis is that rarest of soundtrack artists, one who can create not just involving themes but complete musical worlds that stand apart from the films.

‘We let go of that a long time ago’: Fleetwood Mac welcomes unexpected talk of Christine McVie reunion

‘We let go of that a long time ago’: Fleetwood Mac welcomes unexpected talk of Christine McVie reunion

When Christine McVie started ruminating about a reunion with Fleetwood Mac, after making a rare appearance with her former band in London, fans weren’t the only ones shocked. So was Mick Fleetwood.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny Group, “American Garage” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny Group, “American Garage” (1979)

Probably the most rock-oriented track from Metheny’s early catalog (we’ll have to wait for Zero Tolerance For Silence or Imaginary Day to hear something like this again), “American Garage” definitely had me cranking up the volume.

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