Kristen T. Woodward Reviews “The American Dream Ensemble”

I find this ‘revisionist portraiture’ quite apropos in today’s consumer driven quest for the authentic, or genuine article.  The image itself is actually disarming in that there is a tragic beauty to the child in his gritty surrounds.  The softened sepia and cool grey...

Dan Alcantara Reviews Protoglitch

After 30 years of making music, Erik Deerly has chosen to go back to his roots, making electronic music that is fused with world music. The result? Pretty spooky. His songwriting process has morphed over the years from working on making pop radio-friendly tunes to...

Alex Henderson Reviews Limbic

Some musicians will opt for a minor change of direction, while others will opt for more radical change; Erik Austin Deerly is a good example of the latter. In the early 1990s, the producer/composer/multi-instrumentalist fronted a Chicago-based alternative rock/indie...

Reed Burnam Reviews Parable of the Poison Arrow

As Brian Eno once wrote in the liner notes to his eponymously titled Ambient 1: Music For Airports, “Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting.”  Of...