Experibass

Sound artist Diego Stocco—featured here previously for his Music From a Tree—has gone and reinvented a musical instrument again. When he contacted us recently to tell us about it, he could barely contain his excitement. “I have a new video that I'd like to show you,†he wrote. “I created an instrument by combining a violin, a viola, a cello and a double bass!†And …

Timber Timbre

Toronto-based Timber Timbre's third self-titled studio release keeps a soft and moody vibe with eight simply structured songs that seem meant for listening to in the dark. Taylor Kirk, the man behind the project, has a singing voice that’s both folksy and restrained. He calls on other artists to fill in strings, banjo and accompanying vocals, while his percussive backdrops anchor the low-key tunes. Pick …

Kinny Stereo Acoustic Guitars

Add new dimensions to guitar recording with Paul Kinny's Stereo Acoustic guitars, which use two sound holes to create a richer, more dynamic sound. The mammoth design, both intriguing and off-putting, is reminiscent of harp-guitars employed by innovative musicians Andy McKee and Michael Hedges. The two holes, oddly positioned toward the musician in lieu of his audience, separate the resonant bass tones from the twangy …