Climbing Mount Buddha: Lona Records’ Electronic Decade

Hong Kong-based label celebrates 10 years of existence with a free double album based on the Buddha Machine’s quirky drone loops. It’s fair to say that in the 10 years since Alok Leung launched his Lona Records label in Hong Kong, the music industry has had a few ups and downs. While technology has made […]

Notes From the Underground: Caligine’s Strange and Fragile Sounds

The music of Caligine, a k a Italian-born musician and writer Gabriele de Seta, is rare and beautiful. His brittle, unsettling, folk-inflected explorations draw on fingerpicked guitar, eerie dronings and the clunks and whirrs of broken-down machinery to create a shifting hybrid of the pastoral reveries of Robbie Basho and the ambient rumblings of U.S. […]