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Stars of the Lid: “Down 3” (The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid, Kranky 2001) For at least a full year, my roommate at the time and I would crank SOTL’s Tired Sounds album on high volume to help fall asleep (we shared an open loft storefront near a...

Stars of the Lid: “Broken Harbors (Parts 1, 2, 3)” (The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid, 2002) One of my all-time favorite albums, stunning as ever.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen: “We Played Some Open Chords” (Kranky, 2011) Still stops me in my tracks every time I hear it. Easily one of the best ambient records of the last 10 years.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen: A Winged Victory For The Sullen (Kranky) Adam Witzie of Stars of the Lid teams up with pianist Dustin O’Halloran for this elegant suite of beautiful tracks. It shares much in common with SOTL’s output of the past ten years,...