While Jorge Reyes might be the musical equivalent of Castaneda's Don Juan, Stearns (synths) and Sunsinger (native flutes and field recordings) might be Casteneda themselves. Sorcerer is a magical meeting with a brujo from start to finish and Stearns and Sunsinger are our guides. From the location recordings and deep hum of descending night on the initiatory "Little Smoke" to the epiphanous and holy "Cicharisca: Finding the Path with Heart," this is an expansive journey of ethno-ambience and indigenous wisdom.
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.'