Archive for January, 2012

Best of 2011

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January 3, 2012
Best of 2011

This year was difficult for me. Every time I popped headphones in, laid down the needle, or made the tape roll, I found myself in a deep conflict with Music.  In my attempts to make sense of Music, to deconstruct it and then rebuild it in a way that was concrete and sensible, I...
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Bobby Power’s 2011 List

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January 3, 2012
Bobby Power’s 2011 List

Best Album Rene Hell, “Terminal Symphony” (Type) I’m still trying to fully grasp this album.  Jeff Witscher’s second full-length as Rene Hell simultaneously attacks and celebrates classical music with a retro-futuristic lens and jagged production.  Witscher seems to have perfected his hand at editing and effects-work, as every sound is essential to the whole. ...
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Year End List 2011

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January 3, 2012
Year End List 2011

Best Albums Marisa Anderson, “The Golden Hour” CD/DL (Mississippi Records) This record features some great improvisational, guitar-based music.  I just thought she did an exceptional job of creating her own sound, and the album has a lot of integrity. James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg, “Avos” LP (Tompkins Square) These two guitarists and songwriters are...
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