The Capsule Garden Vol 1.41: December 9, 2022

There’s a decent chance this will be the final Capsule Garden for the year, but I’m not quite ready to call it and have hopes for one last installment next week. But if this is it, 41 of these columns in the space of a year is pretty incredible if I can pat myself on the back for a minute. I love doing this, though … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.41: December 9, 2022

Yara Asmar “Home Recordings 2018 – 2021”

Yara Asmar’s collection of home recordings is another gem from Hive Mind. Across seven tracks, the Lebanese artist shows a melancholic vulnerability. This music is like an aural diary, combining melodic, wistful motifs and an array of field recordings to create fading pictures of intimate, powerful moments.  Asmar is a multi-instrumentalist living in Beirut, and her ear for enticing sound combinations is unique. Metallic timbres … Continue reading Yara Asmar “Home Recordings 2018 – 2021”