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Obscure Sound: Best of November 2008

As I currently sit on this return bus to DC within a horde of traffic, I cannot help but turn my focus toward the end of the year. This Thanksgiving weekend proved to be quite a reliever for me after a rather grueling few month...
 
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The Olympic Symphonium Plays More in Sorrow Than in Anger

Like a swimmer dipping his foot into water to determine the proper temperature, many musicians comprehend the importance of testing the waters. Few of them instantaneously discover a stylistic solace, even if they are able to p...

 
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The Old & New: Piano Magic and Braids

Some of the most talent musicians in the world remain practically unknown despite an abundance of quality material. There is no concise explanation for it, even if the most common response is related to the lack of accessibilit...
 
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Mason Proper

It says a lot about a band’s confidence when they opt to choose the most natural settings possible for the recording of their music. Recording studios with precisely defined dimensions and millionaire producers have certainly s...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of October 2008

Like many college students in October, this past month – for me – has been the busiest of the year in terms of workload. As a result, I find myself being extremely grateful for how easy it was to discover such a gre...
 
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A {{{Sunset}}} Over Pink Clouds

When the Austin-based Sound Team released their third and final album, Movie Monster, in 2006, the subsequent acclaim was mainly attributed to the group’s ability to apply a wide range of styles onto one album without being ove...

 
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Malajube

As many of you know, bands that I choose to feature often have a release that will or has been released in the span of a few months before or after the feature date. The goal of this site has always been to expose the newest wo...
 
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From Horse Feathers to Home: Peter Broderick

The alleged fusion of contemporary and classical music has been a noticeable, if somewhat subtle, force over the past several years. For me, the first time I recalled an artist blatantly mentioning the mixture as an intentional...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of September 2008

01. Benoît Pioulard – Idyll (post) 02. Neimo – Lines (post) 03. I am Robot and Proud – Uphill City (post) 04. Horse Feathers – Curs in the Weeds (post) 05. Land of Talk – Some Are Lakes (post) 06. ...
 
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Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter

There are always a handful of albums that slip under the radar, for me often causing a strain of regret since I did not discover them timely enough for an inclusion in either of my past two “Best Albums of the Year”...