Reviews

William Fowler Collins & James Jackson Toth, ‘Under Stars & Smoke’

November 21, 2016

William Fowler Collins & James Jackson Toth, ‘Under Stars & Smoke’ Bear Tree Records, 4.7.16 This spring’s collaboration from Wooden Wand’s James Jackson Toth and New Mexico-based ambient/noise composer William Fowler Collins, Under Stars and Smoke is an evocative triptych of compositions that traverse the geography of the mind. The album is a departure... 

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, ‘In Summer’

November 7, 2016

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, ‘In Summer’ Geographic North, 8.7.2016 The liner notes for In Summer describe it as a “catalogue of photographs,” and throughout the tape it’s easy to detect the haze of memory that weaves and curls through its glowing noise. Notions of memory and remembrance have long been central to Jefre Cantu-Ledesma’s...