Tag Archives: ambient

CHARLES XAVIER – Pandemic Piano

January 18, 2023

Happy Note 2022 Out of his comfort zone and into the fire: San Franciscan driver of ivories ponders the past and the present. Calling himself the Xman may seem preposterous, yet though such a moniker doesn’t lend Charles Xavier any … Continue reading

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REUTER MOTZER GROHOWSKI – Bleed

December 7, 2022

MoonJune 2022 Refusing to retain form but resisting the call of amorphous spirituality, avant-garde triumvirate seep and seed their sonics in different dimensions. Even though neither fierceness nor fearsomeness has ever seemed to enter these individuals’ intellectual vocabulary, the very … Continue reading

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DELAY TACTICS – Elements Of Surprise

November 6, 2022

Multiphase 2022 Four decades after their debut, architects of American ambient brilliance are back with a platter of understated delights. When Carl Weingarten titled his 2022 album to seemingly defy his enemies’ expectations, hardly anyone could guess the guitarist’s next … Continue reading

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JIMMY RYAN – The Healing Guitar

September 4, 2022

Salvatori Productions 2022 Chicagoan six-stringer unfolds therapeutic tapestry and whisk one’s psyche away towards the great unknown. Ever since Jimmy Ryan stepped on a solo path with “21st Century Riffology” in 2017, the intensity of his delivery seemed to be … Continue reading

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ROBERT FRIPP – Washington Square Church

July 20, 2022

Panegyric 2022 Free from constraints of collective approach, avant-garde avatar scales solo heights. There’s something intrinsically, inherently wrong about Robert Fripp’s concert recordings committed to media. Existing strictly in the moment, in the here-and-now, his improvisatory pieces somehow retain their … Continue reading

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