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

Mike Weis “Ring the Bell for the 10​,​000 Forgotten Things”

Few drummers (percussionists??) can move me the way Zelienople’s Mike Weis can. For close to two decades, his considered style and approach have evolved with curiosity and vulnerability (full disclosure, he played on my album, Bloodlines, and is the main reason that album is as good as it is). Ring the Bell for the 10,000 Forgotten Things is the culmination of his participation in the Calumet Artist Residency … Continue reading Mike Weis “Ring the Bell for the 10​,​000 Forgotten Things”

Allen Moore “Lived a deviL”

Records made from graphite provide the foundational pieces of multidisciplinary Illinois artist Allen Moore’s second album, Lived a deviL, his first for the Monastral label. Moore’s visual art centers around the use of graphite, whether in drawings, paintings, or sculptures and on his debut, Solar Church, he brought that medium to sound. Lived a deviL expands on this work, adding okra leaves, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, and other samples, to … Continue reading Allen Moore “Lived a deviL”