Best records of 2019

Green Dome
Thinking in Stitches (Case Study Records)

Green Dome is a dynamic trio comprising Zeena Parkins (harp), Ryan Sawyer (percussion) & Ryan Ross Smith (piano & electronics). With each member bringing serious cross-genre chops to the proceedings, Thinking In Stitches seamlessly incorporates influences from rock, noise, jazz, and every experimental thread in between. Parkins, called “one of the most compelling performers in the downtown music community” by The New Yorker, has collaborated with everyone from Björk to Matmos, Kim Gordon to Anthony Braxton. Here, she is joined by superstar percussionist Ryan Sawyer (whose own credits include TV On the Radio and The Mekons, among many others) and acclaimed experimental electronic composer Ryan Ross Smith.