Track Premiere: Joy Guidry “Inner Child”

Joy Guidry’s work has a cathartic power to it that condenses into heavy, affecting passages that spill into the air from every direction. Guidry’s forthcoming album, Radical Acceptance, is a journey and on the first single, “Inner Child,” the past still hurts, but it doesn’t define the next steps forward. In describing their practice of radical acceptance, Guidry says, “The most important thing I’ve had to … Continue reading Track Premiere: Joy Guidry “Inner Child”

Jeremiah M. Carter & Chelsea Bridge “Of Babel”

Stretching through the haze of daybreak, the new collaborative album from Jeremiah M. Carter and Chelsea Bridge, The Way It Pours Into Itself, breathes in the dissonance only to find beauty in exhalation. Album closer, “Of Babel,” is a winding tapestry of spectral drones and spiraling string incantations, illuminated like the final moments of a dream. Bridge’s ethereally processed voice is a knife through the middle … Continue reading Jeremiah M. Carter & Chelsea Bridge “Of Babel”

Mark Trecka Traces Difficult Connections

When Mark Trecka’s piano spreads its wings, magic happens. On his thoughtful new album, Acknowledgment, Trecka uses only piano, voice, and handmade cassette loops to craft an emotionally rich sound world. Acknowledgment is a record that takes multiple listens to fully absorb, and even then the deep undercurrents resonate in an almost ephemeral way. It’s music that becomes a piece of you as soon as it clicks. Trecka … Continue reading Mark Trecka Traces Difficult Connections