2013 Travelogue: 20 outstanding modern classical/acoustic albums (Part 2)

This is one of a series of “travelogues”, or year-in-review posts, covering music I especially enjoyed this year.  This is part 2 covering an additional ten of twenty outstanding releases in the categories of modern classical and acoustic.  Note that the albums are not in any kind of ranked order, but are simply listed alphabetically by artist.  …

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2013 Travelogue: 20 outstanding modern classical/acoustic albums (Part 1)

This is one of a series of “travelogues”, or year-in-review posts, covering music I especially enjoyed this year.  This entry covers the first ten of twenty outstanding releases in the categories of modern classical and acoustic. Note that the albums are not in any kind of ranked order, but are simply listed alphabetically by artist.…

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2013 Travelogue: Five Outstanding ambient/soundscape/downtempo EPs

This is one of a series of musical “travelogues”, or year-in-review posts, covering music I especially enjoyed this year.  This entry covers  five outstanding ambient/soundscape/downtempo EPs. Note that the albums are not in any kind of ranked order, but are simply listed alphabetically by artist.   David Wenngren / Jonatan Nästesjö – Below From Sweden…

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2013 Travelogue: 20 outstanding ambient / soundscape / downtempo albums (Part 2)

This is one of a series of “travelogues”, or year-in-review posts, covering music I especially enjoyed this year.  This entry covers the last ten of twenty outstanding releases in the categories of ambient, soundscape, and downtempo electronic. Note that the albums are not in any kind of ranked order, but are simply listed alphabetically by…

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2013 Travelogue: 20 outstanding ambient / soundscape / downtempo albums (Part 1)

This is one of a series of “travelogues”, or year-in-review posts, covering music I especially enjoyed this year.  This entry covers the first ten of twenty outstanding releases in the categories of ambient, soundscape, and downtempo electronic. Note that the albums are not in any kind of ranked order, but are simply listed alphabetically by…

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2013 Travelogue: Five Outstanding Post Rock EPs

This is one of a series of “travelogues”, or year-in-review posts, covering music I especially enjoyed this year.  This entry covers five outstanding EPs in the post rock category. Just short of full album length, these records still delivered some noteworthy music from artists that are making their mark on the genre. Note that the…

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2013 Travelogue: Twenty Outstanding Post Rock Albums (part 2)

This is one of a series of “travelogues”, or year-in-review posts, covering music I especially enjoyed this year.  These are the last ten full length albums in the post rock category. Note that the albums are not in any kind of ranked order, but are simply listed alphabetically by artist.   Lights & Motion –…

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2013 Travelogue: Twenty Outstanding Post Rock Albums (part 1)

This is one of a series of “travelogues”, or year-in-review posts, covering music I especially enjoyed this year.  First I’ll look at twenty albums in the category of post rock that really stood out and resonated with me.  These are the first ten.  Note that the albums are not in any kind of ranked order,…

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Album Review: ‘Relent’ by Ancient Colours (on Preserved Sound)

‘Relent’ is the new album from Ancient Colours, the solo project of guitarist and songwriter Simon Allum, formerly of Fierce Panda band TV One and psych/prog band Winter Gods.  Allum wrote the material on ‘Relent’ over a period of about 12 months.  The music springs from a rich loam of inspiration, which include “Maurice Deebank,…

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