Track-by-Track: Eli Winter

I finished writing this piece a few days ago before news of jaimie branch’s passing broke, and amidst the heartbreak, I keep thinking of her irrepressible, generous spirit. She always showed up. Listening to her irrepressible, searching runs on “Dayenu,” and thinking about where the title comes from (a Passover song) and what the word means – “it would have been enough” – it’s a … Continue reading Track-by-Track: Eli Winter

Sam Wagster “The Sun Return”

I heard about this beautiful slab of pedal steel and synth drone from Jen Powers and it’s been getting me into a calmer headspace this week. Wagster molds these two extended pieces into soaring space music pressing toward the endless horizon. “Falling Into Itself” smooths out the sonic edges, drifting like an enchanted aural river. This music is huge and as it shifts and sprawls … Continue reading Sam Wagster “The Sun Return”