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Christopher Tignor Artist Interview: Living in Modern Tension

“I had a big manifesto of ‘no’s’ at the beginning, [of things] that I didn’t want to do.” As a composer, violinist, and multi-instrumentalist, Christopher Tignor has, since the early ’00s, led the New York City-based instrumental groups Slow Six and Wires.Under.Tension. Up until recently, however, he’d had little interest in playing solo, and figuring...Read...
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Dfalt – Self-Titled Album Review (Daylight Curfew)

“Some boys began to drink beer and whiskey, a few began to smoke marijuana” — so says a voice seemingly beamed in from a middle twentieth century nature documentary on the partying habits of young men. It’s an interesting sample, but perhaps a bit misleading. “A Few Began to Smoke”, the first track on Dfalt’s...Read...
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GRAMMIES – GREAT SOUNDING Album Review (Self-Released)

Everything you need to know about GRAMMIES’ new record GREAT SOUNDING can be found in its gloriously stupid title. The album constantly inverts itself, offering up increasingly next level instrumentation, song craft and emotional depth to an altar of self-sacrifice, producing a rare jazz gem that excels through humility rather than bombast. It’s an unconventional...