PREMIERE: Inward (excerpt) by Hotel Neon

Since arriving on the scene roughly five years ago with their self-titled debut, Hotel Neon has established itself as a highly productive outfit when it comes to creating atmospheric soundscapes of extraordinary depth. They recently released their fourth full-length studio album entitled Means of Knowing (2018, Archives), arguably their most impressive and accomplished effort to…

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Album Review: Yearling by Orcas (on Morr Music)

Orcas, the duo of Benoît Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri, return with a new release on Morr Music called Yearling in which they seamlessly blend hazy, dream pop song structures with post-minimalist ambient abstractions into a single intoxicating aural confection.  For the new album, Pioulard and Irisarri team up with Martyn Heyne (of Efterklang) on guitar and piano, and Michael…

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