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

M. Sage “The Wind of Things”

This is the original frontier. Everything shiny and new, overtly processed and overstated is stripped away as Matthew Sage fabricates a new home out of sodden dirt, thunder cracks, and flowing rivers with a gentle wind at his back. The Wind of Things is on the opposite side of the sphere from his previous album on Geographic North, Catch a Blessing. Everything here is organic … Continue reading M. Sage “The Wind of Things”

Carmen Villain “Sketch for Winter IX: Perlita”

Normally I am more of a fall/winter person, but this year, by mid-December, I was ready for it all to be over. Grey skies, cold winds, the promise of snow days were always enough to keep my mind in a good place, but obviously this year we’re all sick of being stuck inside and the cold, wet weather we’ve had has felt more oppressive than … Continue reading Carmen Villain “Sketch for Winter IX: Perlita”