Monthly Archives: January 2017

Vox Clamantis: The Deer’s Cry (Music by Arvo Pärt)

Arvo Pärt’s music comes in various shades, and for those of us who prefer the most calm-inducing pieces, this release, which features shorter and more recent compositions, is a great find. No one does Pärt like ECM and these seventeen … Continue reading

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2016 in Music: Shock and Awe

The biggest musical occurrence of 2016 was arguably a death. David Bowie’s demise was a Shock-and-Awe event: shock that it happened and awe at the way Bowie orchestrated his passing. Rather than fading away, Bowie created an album that – … Continue reading

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The Neal Morse Band: The Similitude of a Dream – the Best Christian Album to Come out in Decades?

After living with the Neal Morse Band’s The Similitude of a Dream for several weeks, I haven’t been as excited about an album release since… the band’s previous one. And that’s with some 70 reviews in between. No wonder that … Continue reading

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