Charlie Bertsch / 22 Feb 2023

After Music

Through Mazes Running, by Drew Daniel and John Wiese

Through Mazes Running, the new collaboration between Drew Daniel (Matmos, The Soft Pink Truth) and John Wiese (Sissy Spacek), toes the line between pleasure and pain with great dexterity.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 21 Dec 2022

Sonic Reporting

Everywhere But There, by Joel Schalit

Battleground editor Joel Schalit’s new album Everywhere But There forcefully demonstrates the need for a new kind of political reporting, one which presents the world as it actually is instead of distorting it in the pursuit of profit.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 23 Feb 2022

Echoes of the Past

Water and Tears, by Il Santo Bevitore

For the first thirty seconds, Il Santo Bevitore’s “Fractured Belief” sounds like the sort of music that would be made by the driving force behind a music festival called Dronica, reminiscent of an early Sub Pop song played at 16rpm.(...)

Joel Schalit / 09 Mar 2021

The George Floyd Echo

Zack Furness on America on Fire

American civil rights crises usually don't go global. National issues, in Europe their significance tends to be the monopoly of activists and academics, primarily, and leftist politicians.(...)