The Pay Off

You know those songs that are long and winding and take their time getting to the best part? I love those songs. There’s something about having to wait for that moment that makes it all the sweeter when it arrives. I first started thinking about this when I had Deerhunter’s Microcastle on high rotation. I…

Soundtrack: Scent of a Woman

I want to feature soundtracks that I feel are not only excellent, but also have contributed and influenced the larger body of film scores. I have chosen  Scent of Woman because this was one of Thomas Newman’s biggest films to score. He went on to score The Shawshank Redemption and American Beauty and many other…

Album Review: A Winged Victory for the Sullen

I know this is not exactly up-to-the minute, but it’s a review worth starting with. A Winged Victory for the Sullen is a collaboration between Stars of the Lid’s Adam Wiltzie and pianist Dustin O’Halloran. Two years in the making, this album is analogue and almost without compression on the record or mastering. All musical…