Album Review: “Departures Vol. 1” by North Atlantic Drift

The Toronto-based electronic duo North Atlantic Drift describes their musical goal for Departures Vol. 1 as “trying to get at a certain sound we adore- a simplified ambient drone garnished with static and texture, stretched and given tension with string-like timbres.” In this hauntingly beautiful and minimalist record, that goal is absolutely accomplished. Throughout Departures […]

Album Review: “circling” by wombat_army

The music of London-based wombat_army (real name Martin Webb) has had a welcome presence at MixolydianBlog for quite some time. As far as electronic artists go, wombat_army is probably one of my favorites in the past decade. You can imagine my excitement when I was sent the link to his newest record circling. Present in […]

Album Review: “Starlight” by The Right Now

The Right Now is a pop/soul band out of Chi-Town consisting of Stefanie Berecz (vocals), Brendan O’Connell (keyboards), Chris Corsale (guitar), Jim Schram (tenor sax), Lucas Gillan (drums), Greg Nergaard (bass) and Caleb Mitchell (trumpet). In their most recent record Starlight they have sought to push “out from their traditional soul-revivalist mode” that they have […]

Album Review: “The Landing Zone” by Ujjaya

As music makers we have many different approaches of creating our art. One path that some have opted for is the realm of spiritual practice. Music derived from this path can often be fascinating. Even to those not on a spiritual path there is great value in this music. Enter the world that is the […]

Album Review: “Home” by James Kennedy

“Keep an eye out for Kennedy, he’s a man going places” – BBC Radio 1 Radio 1 in this case knows what they are talking about. As I listened to Welshman James Kennedy’s upcoming record Home, it became clear that he was a man with a strong artistic vision. Central to this record is the […]