new age Archive

Album Review: Real People, Great Radio Vol. 2

Indie by definition and indie in spirit, Real People, Great Radio Vol. 2 is a compilation featuring Asheville musical artists. Curated, sponsored and put together by community radio station AshevilleFM […]

Album Review: Frank Clare – Admiratio Magna

One man’s new age music is another’s neoclassical. On his debut release, pianist and composer Frank Clare aims for the latter. The crystalline and unadorned piano textures that grace this […]

30 Days Out, August 2023 #2: Phuncle Sam, tu-NER, Tangerine Dream, The Nude Party

There’s never any shortage of fantastic live music on offer in Asheville. Highlights over the next 30 days include a beloved Dead-flavored local band, another local band often mentioned among […]

Album Review: Leon Alvarado — Charging the Electric Dream

I’ve covered at least two previous releases from Leon Alvarado. 2014’s Music from an Expanded Universe was a kind of ambient chillwave set; The Future Left Behind (2016) leaned in […]

30 Days Out, April 2022 #1: Philip Glass Ensemble, Moon Hooch, Samantha Fish, Stick Men

There’s some fantastic live music coming to Asheville in the next 30 days. No foolin’: sophisticated modern minimalism, a sax-and-drums trio that’s equal parts out-there and accessible, a blues (and […]

EP Review: Limina – Hidden Spaces

Tyler Durham is best known for scoring film and games. His latest project is Limina, and Hidden Spaces is a 12-inch vinyl EP. Recorded over the course of May to […]

Album Review: David Cross and Peter Banks — Crossover

David Cross came to fame as member of King Crimson during the band’s first run of incarnations; he played violin on Larks Tongues in Aspic and Starless and Bible Black. […]

Ottmar Liebert: Combining Traditional and Modern

Five-time Grammy Award nominee Ottmar Liebert is German-born. His music is rooted in the traditions of Spain. And he lives in the American Southwest. Somehow, those disparate elements combine to […]

Elle Swan: One Bold Move After Another

There is no shortage of self-help gurus, motivational speakers and life coaches. Paths toward enlightenment include everything from mainstream religion to yoga to 12-step programs to meditation. A newcomer to […]

EP Review: Versal

A vocal chorus pad introduces the EP, but that aural texture quickly subsides in favor of crystalline acoustic piano playing a simple yet appealing melody. As “Eternal” unfolds, those electronically […]