• Catching up with Stockfisch Records

    Catching up with Stockfisch Records

    When German guitarist Werner Lämmerhirt released Ten Thousand Miles in 1974, that LP was, in more ways than one, a harbinger of things to come. Along with being Lämmerhirt’s debut album, it was the opening ...
  • The Spirit of Rush

    The Spirit of Rush

    Call it “Revenge of the Nerds.” Vilified by the music mainstream and critical cognoscenti for decades, Rush became the prime beneficiaries of some clear-cut revisionist history and ultimately a 2013 berth in the Rock and ...
  • Brinkmann Debuts Second Album

    Brinkmann Debuts Second Album

    The following is a press release issued by Brinkmann. November 6, 2019 - Thanks to the meteoric success of our debut LP, whose entire pressing sold out prior to release, Brinkmann proudly announces an encore… ...
  • The National: I Am Easy to Find

    The National: I Am Easy to Find

    Verging on a concept album, The National’s eighth studio release reflects a ripening extension of their estimable talents and evolving style, bringing into the foreground the band’s collaborations with women—particularly the many musicians and featured ...
  • Traffic Returns to Vinyl

    Traffic Returns to Vinyl

    In 1967 four musicians left the city in order to hole up in an English country cottage, where they immersed themselves in music. Far from the madding crowd, the artists created a fresh new sound ...
  • Evosound

    Evosound

    Since its first release in 2004, the Evosound music label has experienced considerable success in the Asian market, but it hasn’t had as much of an impact elsewhere. That should change, however. An effort by ...
  • Over the Rhine: Love & Revelation

    Over the Rhine: Love & Revelation

    For their 13th LP, the Ohio-based husband-and-wife team of bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist Karin Bergquist offer 11 meditations on love and loss. The sparse arrangements—marked by Bergquist’s aching vocals, chiming acoustic guitar, and Greg ...
  • The Music Industry Responds

    The Music Industry Responds

    The recorded music industry has seen a steep decline in profits over the last 20 years, and we all know why. It’s not that people stopped listening to music—no, but they found a way to ...
  • Ranagri: Playing for Luck

    Ranagri: Playing for Luck

    This is soulful music played by gifted artists who bring vision and virtuoso chops to their work. The contemporary-folk group Ranagri enchants while living up to the promise of the SACD stereo format, putting the ...

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