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by Carly Schorman

Phoenix songwriter/author and world traveler, r.ariel, is off on a whirlwind musical adventure that has taken her across continents and, as one of her avid social media followers, I love being taken around the globe as she brings her art and music to new listeners and new locales.

R.Ariel recently released her new album, Where You Are, earlier this year and her new book, No One Likes Us, on the SAME DAY. Either one of those artistic undertakings seems like it could be inordinately consuming, but R.Ariel seems to exist in a perpetual cycle of creation…Read More →

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GLOB is pretty darn neat. A three-piece, A/V band that dabbles in experimentalambientelectronicdrone is right up our alley so we couldn’t be more excited about premiering their new live album FORM, we were all about it. FORM was recorded during FORM 2018, the music festival held in the desert eco-cityRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – Wayward Sun Casual Stoicism The new LP from Wayward Sun awakens gently, but you astute listeners will begin to note that there seems to be a slight disquiet just beneath the gentle moving aural waves of Casual Stoicism. The dreamy atmosphere that pervades the album has momentsRead More →

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by Frank Ippolito Staff Writer – First, a story. You know that scene in Lord of the Rings when Frodo wakes up in Lothlórien and Gan-dalph is there, and then Frodo asks, “Why weren’t you at the Prancing Pony?” ‘Member? And Gandalf retorts, “I was delayed.” Well, “I was delayed.”Read More →

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Ben Zaidi “Irene” Ben Zaidi certainly has as promising a start as any artist could hope for. After growing up in Seattle, Zaidi moved to New York City before attending Harvard University to study music and creative writing. The new single from the artist, “Irene”, is soulful and soft-spoken. The minimalRead More →

by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Tucson’s Karima Walker recently released a hauntingly beautiful album, Hands in Our Names. Combining elements of drone and folk, Walker crafts layers of sound that can have an eerie effect on the listener, like a half-remembered dream or half-forgotten lover. There is a strong push toward minimalism onRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer “Oddly, at the time, I was on a kick of watching “Taxi Driver.” For some reason, I’d always, at the end of the night, I’d put that on and, you know…I think… I was losing it then. This was right in the time where IRead More →

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Collaboration haunts with recent sound collage… by Chris Nunley Staff Writer What is “music” to you? Or better yet, what do you perceive music is to most people? Is it the presence of melody and harmony? A super-dope-phat digital beat from a laptop? Vocals processed and auto-tuned to the pointRead More →