Caroline Polachek

Pang

October 18, 2019

Alternative/Indie Rock

This album blends electronic music, lo-fi, and ethereal vocals for an album that feels like it should be presented to an alien princess. The album travels through individual growth and emotional metamorphosis throughout, with topics like the end of relationships, mental health, and self-doubt all explored.

- Mivick Smith

Paul Motian / Paul Motian Trio

Le Voyage

March, 1979

Post-Bop

Paul Motian's second late-'70s trio excursion with Charles Brackeen on saxophones substitutes Jean-François Jenny Clark for David Izenson on bass with no drop-off in quality, but definitely one in mood. Tadayuka Naitoh's cover photo -- three blurry figures in black against an amorphous color backdrop (could be bundled-up women waiting at a crossroads) -- is a pretty good visual representation of the introspective, abstract flavor of Le Voyage.

- Don Snowden