Interview: Nathanael Larochette on Solo Compositions, Workload and Canada

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Nathanael Larochette is well known as the guitarist of Canadian bands Musk Ox and The Night Watch. He has also performed on albums by Woods of Ypres and Agalloch. Last month, he released his second solo release, Earth and Sky, a double album. The albums have a distinct sound, Earth consists of solo classical guitar tracks whereas Sky is a single 40 minute ambient track. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to both albums and sent a few questions to Nathanael to find out more about the albums, the writing process and more.  Continue reading

Best of 2014 – Dan’s List, Part Five

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Wednesday’s here at last, and it’s finally time for us to do our Final Fours! Except not really. Sure, we’re recording our Final Fours tonight for Episode 33, but that won’t be over your way until Friday. Instead, you’ll get three more randomly selected non-Final Four entries from my Top 25 list, and you’ll like it. Or maybe you won’t, I don’t know. We’ll see.

Anyway…today, I’ll be talking about three more albums from three completely different backgrounds, because as I’ve already established, it’s fun to mix things up, sub-genre-wise. So that said, the three Top 25 entries I’ll be looking back on today are:

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