Ari Picker is as genuine and unfailingly heartfelt as his music would have you believe. His folk orchestra project Lost in the Trees is winsome and soft, but imbued with wrenching emotion and cathartic release. Picker composes symphonic ballads out of pure necessity, to deal with the tragedi ... More >>
Week of April 12, 2007
Suspended Animation (Ipecac)
Dial M for Monkey (Ninja Tune)
The sounds Zeena Parkins coaxes from her hand-built electric harp are odd and beautiful
Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films
Ang Lee reinvents the martial-arts movie for the art-house crowd
Traffic Continues (Winter & Winter Records)
Written and directed by Anthony Minghella
Gary Lucas has performed with Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, John Zorn and Allen Ginsberg. Now he's visiting St. Louis to perform alongside the silent film The Golem.
Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.