Nels Cline and Julian Lage: "Room"

The music featured this week mirrors the clean, collaborative, and simpler approach reflected in guitarists Nels Cline and Julian Lage’s new release, “Room.” Many of the other tracks comprising this week’s playlist, like “Room”, are straightforward, not heavily effected, and simpler (in a positive way)—both compositionally and sonically. Perhaps it is a direct response on my part to the largeness that is the “holiday season.” Not sure. But should you want to escape to a slightly simpler musical place, amidst the hectic holiday push, I invite you to listen live at 10am on Monday.