Video Premiere: Booker Stardrum “Walking Through Still Air”

Getting lost is sometimes the best way to escape. In the opening sequence of Booker Stardrum’s beautiful lament, “Walking Through Still Air,” he cascades jewel-encrusted notes into a fuzz-laden pool, waiting for the moment to break free. Jamie Branch’s skittering trumpet lights the fuse and as soon as Stardrum layers in phased-out, raucous percussive samples it’s time for lift-off. Continue reading Video Premiere: Booker Stardrum “Walking Through Still Air”

Video Premiere: Sally Decker “The Loss”

Sally Decker’s “The Loss” lingers well beyond its runtime, a lucid memory running on a loop in your mind. Paired with Emily Chao’s haunting video (made in collaboration with Decker), the thick tension channeled through these four minutes can be felt through your entire body. It’s a stark preview of her forthcoming album, In The Tender Dream, coming soon on NNA Tapes. Opening with bleak, … Continue reading Video Premiere: Sally Decker “The Loss”

Rachika Nayar “Our Hands Against the Dark”

Our Hands Against the Dark holds memories in glass prisms, a delicate balance of remembering the tactile aspects of specific points in time with the need to let go and grab the hand held out in front of you. It’s a deeply felt work that feels carved out of time itself, moments held in stasis to be examined, cherished, and ultimately laid to rest. It … Continue reading Rachika Nayar “Our Hands Against the Dark”