Culture Music

Kelela: Raven Album Review

On Raven, Kelela builds her nest from cascading synthesisers and tight drums.  ‘Washed Away’ immediately submerges us. Slow, repeating melodies against reverbed vocal riffing set a clear, tidal direction for the album. Throughout, this style is revisited to varying degrees of success. On tracks such as ‘Holier’, Kelela’s attempt leaves little lasting impression on the […]

Interviews Music

Deconstruct to Reinvent: Interview with Public Memory

Public Memory is the work of one Robert Toher, who has been busy recording and releasing music in Brooklyn under various monikers since before 2010. In ontrast to his sullen, expansive compositional style, Toher is noticeably excited when I contact him, having just touched down in Austin for one of the largest musical gatherings of […]