Source: Bandcamp Daily.
The live album lives on, progressing alongside advances in recording technology, distribution, and—perhaps paradoxically—the current shutdown of live music itself. For musicians whose work exists primarily as performance, improvised or otherwise, the closing of venues has been nothing short of catastrophic. These circumstances have forced the live album into its newest stage of evolution: a way for artists to maintain both momentum and income while they’re stuck at home.
The last few months have seen a flourishing of live releases that highlight the nuanced ways in which musicians stake out creative spaces and opportunities on stage.