The Capsule Garden Vol 1.40: December 2, 2022

It’s the first Friday of the month, so that means it is BC day, of course. Last one of the year. Last one forever? Who knows. But I’ve got a new Charlatan album out called Earth Games, and it’s a course alteration for the project. It’s a record I’m incredibly proud of, and a little terrified of having it out in the world since it feels … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.40: December 2, 2022

Postcard Static: An Interview With No Translation

Emma Palm’s No Translation project first came across my radar thanks to Matthew Sage’s fantastic longform streaming series last summer. Her performance was captivating in its gentleness and vulnerability. After that, I began digging into her work on Bandcamp and immediately purchased her first Music For Postcards release. The visual element to her work is striking in a different way, the color palettes and imagery less subdued … Continue reading Postcard Static: An Interview With No Translation

On a Sailboat in a Tornado: An Interview with M. Sage

Matthew Sage is a patient force, always moving in new and surprising directions, always with an ear listening for the heartbeat inside it all. His work is intimate and vulnerable, though not obviously so. When you listen through the stratigraphy of it all, there’s an order and a foundation, but the piece you remember, the reason Sage’s work resonates in such a deep, visceral way … Continue reading On a Sailboat in a Tornado: An Interview with M. Sage

brin, dntel, & more eaze “futurangelics”

Emo ambient is definitely having a moment this year, which is great for me since this is right square in my wheelhouse. futureangelics is a collaboration I never expected, but one I am so incredibly thankful for. Gauzy moods hold hands with crystalline tones in this fuzzy, warm aural embrace of an album. Understated as it is, it sits in this pocket close to your … Continue reading brin, dntel, & more eaze “futurangelics”

Jussel, Prymek, Sage, Shiroishi “Setsubun (節分)”

The first release from this quartet, Fuubutsushi, was a delightful surprise. Matthew Sage, Patrick Shiroishi, and Chaz Prymek (aka Lake Mary) have all put out a clutch of impressive solo efforts and Chris Jusell is an accomplished violinist and someone whose work I need to search out. Together they have created another collection of organic songs that make me long for the green shoots of … Continue reading Jussel, Prymek, Sage, Shiroishi “Setsubun (節分)”