There is something inherently brave about the instrumental album: the lack of a vocal line causes the listener to focus on the musical elements, to experience the abstraction of notes and rhythms as they mingle. Valley Tangents, the fourth record by Blues Control, works in this realm, weaving webs of keyboards, electronics, tape-music and beats to create a sound that, at times, is completely mesmerizing....more
Posts by: Mark Gurarie
Luz de Vida (Fort Lowell Records)
1. A Little Context
Tragedy can define a city, coloring not only the way it is perceived by outsiders but, inevitably, the way the city’s people see themselves.