"I could not tell if my eyes were open or shut"

While researching the Atom Orr review, we came across this blog post, leading to this Wikipedia backgrounder, and finally leading to this. Which is a howler. It begins as a very technical description of compound preparation...


<sup>study:</sup> There is a loudness war after all, melodies are becoming blander, the timbre palette is suffering, and there is little end in sight. Here's Tom with the weather.

What can we say? Slow news day. An near-infinity of music channels to choose from and yet there's nothing cheap cialis on. On that note, The Huffington Post reports: Researchers in Spain used...


"Emotional Cues in American Popular Music: Five Decades of the Top 40."

That's the title of a paper by E. Glenn Schellenberg and Christian von Scheve, from the May 21, 2012 edition of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Here is the abstract: Some musical characteristics...


Stream of Montreal – “Feminine Effects”

Record Store Day is just a few short weeks away and so everyone's getting all worked up and saving their hard earned cash in order to support their local vinyl dealer. There's even a smart...


hit and run: “Emboldened Orchestras are Embracing the New”

From Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times. Executive summary: Classical music audiences seem more curious than ever, and performers have been emboldened over the past decade or so to take more chances. Composers from...

Music for fog

Fog and Magog

The city has been blanketed with fog since early last night. The choice was clear: Sow Some Lonesome Corner So Many Flowers Bloom, from Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-la-la Band’s 2003 release “This Is Our Punk-Rock,” Thee Rusted Satellites Gather + Sing.

The track is a two-part, 16-minute epic (of the “sprawling rural” variety, as opposed to the “sprawling urban” kind). The first act is eccentric, wry, soaked with charisma. The second act, impossibly beautiful.

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