valyri - Phases

This album has the power to calm me, the way pre­cious few things have in this tumul­tu­ous period of my life. It trans­ports me to its own world, but more import­antly, it man­ages to chan­nel some of its serenity back into our world, which is more valu­able still.

Evoken - Hypnagogia

Hyp­n­ago­gia is Evoken’s most rel­ev­ant record since Anti­thesis of Light, and proof that bands can rein­vent them­selves in subtle ways over the course of a quarter of a cen­tury.

Pod Cast - Dead King’s Dream

Dead King’s Dream is superb nar­rat­ive dun­geon synth, the way it should be done … A D&D ses­sion through a sur­real psy­che­delic lens: play­ful, a good bal­ance of light and dark, ser­i­ous­ness and humour.

Wizard Apprentice - I Am Invisible

I was plan­ning on call­ing this a fra­gile album, but it is any­thing but. This is because when we acknow­ledge and dis­play our vul­ner­ab­il­it­ies, we have already conquered them in part, and are less fra­gile as a res­ult.

Internal Garden

We some­times talk to our plants, not expect­ing them to talk back. Per­haps to make them grow, to soothe them and ourselves. But what if the plants did talk, and we just don’t know how to listen?