February 2008 Playlist

This time of year brings a surplus of album releases and, for us, along with the fresh tunes comes a desire to do little more than stay home and listen to music while watching surf videos. The result is a collection of new faves and old jams, both up-tempo and down, to get you through the leap year. Magnetic Fields: Distortion The first album from …

Hess is More NYC Workshops

Coming off the heels of touring in Istanbul, London and Copenhagen and in anticipation of his upcoming studio release, Danish electronica virtuoso Hess is More (née Mikkel Hess) will be in Manhattan to offer a five-day workshop that includes interactive performances with Hess' live act. The program will include an open rehearsal, a preview of “Denial†his fourth album and three concert performances at Nublu. …

The Cinematic Orchestra: Ma Fleur

"To Build A Home," which opens the new album from The Cinematic Orchestra, is extraordinary. A piano signature already heavy with melancholy provides the bed on which Patrick Watson's even more achingly beautiful singing voice lies. Altogether, it's moving enough to make you sorrowful on the sunniest of days. The man behind The Cinematic Orchestra, Londoner Jason Swinscoe, is acclaimed for marrying near-horizontal jazz-tinged rhythms …