Steve Peters, With My Back to the World

Steve Peters, With My Back to the World

New Deal Films, April 2022 BY MATTHEW ADKINS Rarely has so little sounded like so much as in Steven Peters’ soundtrack to the Agnes Martin documentary, Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World. Martin, a painter who made her home in the Southwest, drew inspiration from...
Sheridan Riley, Participant

Sheridan Riley, Participant

Self-released, May 2022 BY MATTHEW ADKINS There’s a great little book for artists or aspiring artists—Steal Like an Artist (2012) by Austin Kleon—that makes the point that if you imitate enough people for long enough, eventually what you produce as an artist becomes...
High Pulp, Pursuit of Ends

High Pulp, Pursuit of Ends

ANTI- Records, April 2022 BY ANDREW LUTHRINGER High Pulp’s fast rise to prominence has an air of inevitability. The band has clearly put in the many requisite hours individually and collectively necessary to achieve a unified band identity, and their second album,...
Meridian Odyssey, Earthshine

Meridian Odyssey, Earthshine

Origin Records, July 2022 BY MATTHEW ADKINS It’s become something of a truism to say the pandemic produced some incredible art. Here’s a question, though: Can that flowering of creativity—originally sparked when we were all cooped inside—sustain itself now that we’re...
Rich Pellegrin, Passage: Solo Improvisations II

Rich Pellegrin, Passage: Solo Improvisations II

Origin RecordsApril 2022 BY M.V. SMITH Pianist Rich Pellegrin, who attended graduate school at the University of Washington, is currently an assistant professor of music theory at the University of Florida. He has published extensive scholarship on such artists as...