Review: Sufjan Stevens, et al – Planetarium

  ★★★★☆ Gustav Holst, in his Planets suite, perfectly captured a sense of grand power and majesty which reflected the scale of an entire solar system in his composition. On Planetarium, the result of a collaboration between singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and James McAlister. This is the modern-day equivalent of Holst’s opus, trading the bombast […]

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Essay: Rush – 2112

The Canadian trio were at a crossroads after the lukewarm reception that their 1975 album Caress of Steel garnered; Maintain creative freedom or opt for a safer commercial approach? What came next was one of the greatest rock albums of all time. “2112 (I. Overture; II. Temples of Syrinx; III. Discovery; IV. Presentation; V. Oracle: The Dream; VI. […]

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