Mar 11th, 2010 Electronic/Dance, Folk/Acoustic steve 1 min read

It’s been over 2 years since I posted something about Tunng, increasingly becoming one of my favorite bands on the planet. The combination of earnest, speculative front-porch folk and organic, digestible electronics has unfortunately led to the “folktronica” tag, but really, looking past labels what you get on their newest record (stateside on Thrill Jockey/ Full-Time Hobby in UK) is just solid music. Today’s post…

Fink (Cinematic Orchestra Remix)

Aug 10th, 2009 Downtempo, Folk/Acoustic steve 1 min read

I can’t say that I’ve been a huge fan of the “acoustic pop/folk” thing as it always seems to remind me of the James Blunt/John Meyer frenzy over the last decade or so. Of course, we can go way before that for generations of solid folk music, but often, when that lone troubadour is paired up with a backing band, the result comes perilously close…


Jul 16th, 2009 Folk/Acoustic, Glitch steve 3 min read

“Dwrcan” opens with a modest, sad-elephant shuffle bass & break then takes a turn toward a nice half-time glitch groove.

Human Bell

May 22nd, 2008 Folk/Acoustic, Indie, Instrumental, Post-Rock, Rock steve 1 min read

Introspective track today I guess. Just heard word that our friends Adam and Amy had a baby a few days ago and my old friends Pete and Tracy should be bringing their first into the world any minute now. All this new life, these literal positive changes in the fortunes of parents and their children seems well-suited for Human Bell’s “A Change in Fortunes.” What…

Kaki King

Mar 14th, 2008 Folk/Acoustic, Indie, Rock steve 2 min read

Really surprised and delighted by the newest record from guitarist Kaki King. Not being so in touch with the singer/songwriter set, I’m generally reliant on someone more knowledgeable to fill me in. To be honest, one of the few reasons I even gave this album a listen was because one of her older records (she has four including her newest, Dreaming of Revenge) showed up…


Jan 29th, 2008 Downtempo, Electronic/Dance, Folk/Acoustic, Glitch, IDM, Instrumental, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

The d_rradio guys (pronounced D-R-radio) are definitely from the SK oldschool and we are happy to announce their next full-length, self-titled opus will be on its way to your ears in March via UK imprint Distraction Records. We’ve been online friends for sometime (check this old post from 2005 ) and I’ve always respected the range of the trio — I can’t think of any…