Essential New Music: Concepción Huerta's "The Earth Has Memory"

Essential New Music: Concepción Huerta’s “The Earth Has Memory”

Sound’s a funny thing. You can feel its vibrations, but you’ll never put your hands on them. Concepción Huerta exploits
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Essential New Music: Itasca's "Imitation Of War"

Essential New Music: Itasca’s “Imitation Of War”

When Kayla Cohen spoke to MAGNET in 2016, she gave this explanation for selecting the name Itasca: “The word means
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Essential New Music: Krise's "Svartsymra"

Essential New Music: Krise’s “Svartsymra”

The name of Norwegian quartet Krise translates as “Crisis,” and the title of its debut LP, Svartsymra, could be rendered
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Essential New Music: Die Enttäuschung's "Die Komplette Enttäuschung"

Essential New Music: Die Enttäuschung’s “Die Komplette Enttäuschung”

If you set about explaining Die Enttäuschung in its native language, you might fairly plead, “Es ist kompliziert.” Not because
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Essential New Music: Elena Setién's "Moonlit Reveries"

Essential New Music: Elena Setién’s “Moonlit Reveries”

Elena Setién started making her last album, Unfamiliar Minds, just as COVID shut things down, and the stuckness of that time manifested
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Essential New Music: Mariano Rodriguez's "Exodo"

Essential New Music: Mariano Rodriguez’s “Exodo”

Mariano Rodriguez is a far-southern representative of the Takoma school of acoustic-guitar playing. Based in Bariloche, Argentina, he’s been recording
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Essential New Music: Thinking Fellers Union Local 282's "These Things Remain Unassigned"

Essential New Music: Thinking Fellers Union Local 282’s “These Things Remain Unassigned”

Some albums are like photo portraits, artfully arranged to catch their good side from the right angle and retouched so
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Essential New Music: Edition Redux's "Better A Rook Than A Pawn"

Essential New Music: Edition Redux’s “Better A Rook Than A Pawn”

Edition Redux is the latest in a sequence of bands that Ken Vandermark has formed that permit him to explore
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Essential New Music: María Elena Silva's "Dulce"

Essential New Music: María Elena Silva’s “Dulce”

All is not sweet inside of Dulce. María Elena Silva is a singer and guitarist with a past in the flatlands and
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Essential New Music: Lea Bertucci's "Of Shadow And Substance"

Essential New Music: Lea Bertucci’s “Of Shadow And Substance”

Knowing that Lea Bertucci has made a record doesn’t mean you know what sort of music she’s made or even
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Essential New Music: François J. Bonnet & Stephen O’Malley's "Cylene II"

Essential New Music: François J. Bonnet & Stephen O’Malley’s “Cylene II”

Have you heard the one about the composer/sound theorist who teamed up with a slow-motion metal guitarist? There you go,
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Essential New Music: Daniel Bachman's "When The Roses Come Again"

Essential New Music: Daniel Bachman’s “When The Roses Come Again”

Daniel Bachman’s latest album takes its name from a tune that’s been sung by Songs Of The Pioneers, Billy Bragg
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Essential New Music: Jason Adasiewicz's "Roscoe Village: The Music Of Roscoe Mitchell"

Essential New Music: Jason Adasiewicz’s “Roscoe Village: The Music Of Roscoe Mitchell”

Roscoe Village is a comfortable neighborhood on Chicago’s north side where you can drop a few bucks on brunch. It’s
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Essential New Music: Madhuvanti Pal's "The Holy Mother (Plays The Rudra Veena)"

Essential New Music: Madhuvanti Pal’s “The Holy Mother (Plays The Rudra Veena)”

The Holy Mother (Plays The Rudra Veena) is the vinyl debut from Madhuvanti Pal. The relationship between femininity and the rudra
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