Tom Moon http://kttz.org en First Listen: Adult Jazz, 'Gist Is' http://kttz.org/post/first-listen-adult-jazz-gist To music obsessives of a certain age, the current generation of listeners sometimes appears as lightweight grazers at the Internet smorgasbord who seem unwilling (possibly unable) to focus attention at depth on a single piece of music. The summary dismissal: The kids today, they can't handle all of what somebody like a <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15715248/frank-zappa" target="_blank">Frank Zappa</a> (or a band like King Crimson) throws at them.<p>It's a reckless, ageist generalization. But as often happens, it carries a shred of truth. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Tom Moon 48646 at http://kttz.org First Listen: Adult Jazz, 'Gist Is' First Listen: Bear In Heaven, 'Time Is Over One Day Old' http://kttz.org/post/first-listen-bear-heaven-time-over-one-day-old Two minutes and 11 seconds into "They Dream," from <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=bear+in+heaven">Bear in Heaven</a>'s fourth album <em>Time Is Over One Day Old,</em> the music takes a strange turn. The band has been shuttling along at a riveting adventure-movie clip, with Jon Philpot's reverb-swaddled voice functioning as the primary distinct element in a sleek blur. Then, abruptly, the tempo stops. A wash of Space Mountain synths dissolves slowly — the set has been struck. When Philpot begins to sing again, he's the sole occupant of the spotlight. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Tom Moon 48250 at http://kttz.org First Listen: Bear In Heaven, 'Time Is Over One Day Old' A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present http://kttz.org/post/sax-trio-taps-tradition-while-thriving-present <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AueMO4N2BLA</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:18:00 +0000 Tom Moon 47975 at http://kttz.org A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present First Listen: Cloud Boat, 'Model Of You' http://kttz.org/post/first-listen-cloud-boat-model-you "The madness runs in cycles," Tom Clarke sings forebodingly in "The Glow," one of the highlights of the U.K. duo <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/305887117/cloud-boat-carmine">Cloud Boat</a>'s second album. The music rushes along, propelled by the high-efficiency tick of a drum loop, but there's no trace of madness or even anxiety in his voice. Instead, Clarke radiates priestly calm as he gives listeners a set of vague, odd instructions: "Take some of these candles," he intones darkly, as if calling from some Middle Ages theater. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Tom Moon 47046 at http://kttz.org First Listen: Cloud Boat, 'Model Of You' Album Review: 'Ultraviolence' http://kttz.org/post/album-review-ultraviolence Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Hollywood sadcore is a term singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey came up with to describe her dark, moody pop songs. They're also full of old movie references. The 27-year-old returns this week with a follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough, "Born To Die." That album sold more than a million copies in the U.S. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Tom Moon 46389 at http://kttz.org