First Listen: Various Artists, Brandi Carlile's 'Cover Stories'
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A few musical souls, however, do seem exceptionally bonded to the personal. These are the singers who somehow perfectly balance openness with self-possession, the writers who turn mundane details into epiphanies. Brandi Carlile is that kind of artist.
Various Artists: The Passing Sound of Forever – welcome to Jane O'Leary's sound-world
Hartford-born Jane O'Leary has been living in Ireland for 45 years. She arrived as a serialist under the influence of one of her teachers, Milton Babbitt. And she has since become a more meditative, more moody, sometimes impressionistic composer.
Various Artists: Everybody Wants Somewhere: A Tribute To Fugazi
The mark of any good tribute record is in the collection's ability to pay homage to the source material, while providing new perspectives for the listener. Bay Area indie label Sell the Heart Records, ever aware of this approach, has assembled a ...
Various artists: 25 Magic Years, The Jubilee Album review – ACT's birthday celebration
The 25th birthday celebrations of Munich's widely respected ACT record label came to the boil with a spectacular party gig in Berlin this month. This 13-track compilation similarly reflects the label's diversity, and founder Siggi Loch's fondness for ...