Review: Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams – “Aporia”

Lowell Brams has been part of singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens life since Stevens was barely out of toddlerhood. Brams – the titular “Lowell” of Stevens’ excellent 2015 solo LP Carrie & Lowell – is Stevens’ stepfather, yes, but, moreso a kind of guiding presence in his musical and/or public lives. Brams introduced Stevens, then a boy,…

REVIEW: City Water – 2

The so-to-speak “elusive” City Water clearly channels Walker on its noir-jazz-saturated 2, out now on Young Tobacco Records, but, though that’s a compliment, don’t rush to buy or download the thing just yet. “In Cielo Tutto Va Bene (In Heaven Everything Is Fine)” is a divine slice of somberness for a sax, and there’s plenty…