While many new age composers have adapted and shaped their compositions using sampling and digital production, Goodall remains more of a traditionalist. Eschewing the strategy of using samples of actual indigenous musics, he favors keyboard-heavy passages that approximate the sounds of ethnic instruments like the Andean flute. If you're looking for innovation, look elsewhere. However, if you're a fan of Goodall's amiable style, this is the perfect medicine.
By Richard Gehr on 10.14.14 in Reviews
The first two installments from Heat Leisure, the ongoing trance-rock collaboration involving Pontiak's three Carney brothers, Guardian Alien percussionist Greg Fox and Beach House guitarist Steve Strohmeier, were filmed...
By Ned Raggett on 04.16.14 in Reviews
In the past year, New Age music has begun to escape the lamentable late-'80s stereotypes — Harmonic Convergence, crystals, Kenny G — that have long plagued it. Last fall, Light in the Attic released a stellar compilation...
By Winston Cook-Wilson on 03.04.14 in Reviews
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Linda Perhacs's debut LP Parallelograms languished in obscurity for decades before being embraced by a new audience around the time of the "freak-folk" mini-craze of the mid '00s. Modern aco...
By Douglas Wolk on 03.03.14 in Interviews
Linda Perhacs follows up 'Parallelograms' after 44 years. Douglas Wolk speaks with her about 'The Soul of All Natural Things.'