| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:15 AM
"Tomorrow's Harvest," the fourth album by Scottish ambient electronic duo Boards of Canada, begins with the sound of an audio logo, a quick "Intel inside"-suggestive mnemonic that vanishes as quickly as it arrives. The tones are followed by a moment of...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Quick, what's the next major decision you have to make? What to make for dinner? Whether or not to refinance the mortgage? If a new song you're working on needs a different EQ on the snare drum?
For decades, producer Brian Eno's "Oblique Strategies"...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:43 AM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
After a deafening 21-year silence, My Bloody Valentine finally got around to releasing “m b v” Saturday on its Web site (mybloodyvalentine.org), the follow-up to one of the more revered and influential albums of recent...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Since 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars have worked with avant-garde musicians like Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Burmese circle drum master Kyaw Kyaw Naing and DJ Spooky. They recorded Brian Eno's ambient Music for Airports, and they've performed with...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:36 PM
When it comes to playing through pain, Chicago tenor saxophonist Frank Catalano has more experience than most of his colleagues.
Eighteen years ago, he severed the middle finger of his right hand while fixing his car, enduring surgery to reattach it and...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
British singer-songwriter James Blake started out making beautiful, disembodied, dubstep-inclined sound collages in his bedroom. In 2011 he released his self-titled, full-length debut, and, armed with a much-downloaded hit (an underwater-sounding cover of...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:00 PM
w/ Ghost of Chance and Florida=Death. $6 adv., $8 doors. 8 p.m., April 9. Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, cafenine.com
In the war of attrition between a young Erix S. Laurent and his parents over trivial disputes, the boy's most potent...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The best music of 2011 — or, more accurately, my favorite music of the year – is a genre-blind mix of the eloquent and the aggressive. The below 10 full-length albums, organized in order or preference, are further evidence......
| Dec 31, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Craziest tech stories of 2011: Charlie Sheen's intern search, Alec Baldwin's American Airline Twitter rant, the Angry Birds dress, and more!...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The Velvet Undergrounder/singer/songwriter/producer/composer/cantankerous Welshman John Cale is officially a septuagenarian....
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Perfume Genius: "Put Your Back N 2 It" is an emotional dystopia where love and comfort are inseparable from feeling debased and ugly. But it’s also a really lovely art-pop record laced with sly humor that’s ultimately hopeful....
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Lyrical, dulcet, symphonic—perfumers find harmonic convergence in musical jargon...