The Capsule Garden Vol 1.20: June 3, 2022

I had an experience I never wanted to have this week when a bunch of friends and acquaintances started texting and emailing to see if we were alright. A mass shooting in Tulsa was inevitable and I’m frankly surprised it doesn’t happen here more often. It’s all so fucked. We’re fine, though, obviously – I mean as much as anyone is fine these days.  Anyway, … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.20: June 3, 2022

Laura Cannell “Antiphony of the Trees”

On her seventh solo album, the UK’s Laura Cannell creates a landscape mirror using an array of recorders and minimal effects processing. Antiphony of the Trees is tuned to nature’s frequency, channeling the flight patterns and songs of birds as deeply as spirits woven into the trees. She relays sonorous stories culled from the avian chatter. Cannell’s music comes alive in fleeting moments like she has this … Continue reading Laura Cannell “Antiphony of the Trees”

Video Premiere: Laura Cannell “The Girl Who Became An Owl”

With Laura Cannell’s new album, Antiphony of the Trees, she elevates the recorder into a higher realm. On “The Girl Who Became An Owl,” the latest preview, a solemn, contemplative feeling flows throughout. Languid squalls breathe inside the middle register imbuing a peacefulness beneath the melancholic movements. Drones ground the lyrical dance of multiple interwoven melodies keeping them from drifting away.  In the magenta-and-mustard-hued video, Cannell’s … Continue reading Video Premiere: Laura Cannell “The Girl Who Became An Owl”