Suggested Listening ’20: Brian Koscho

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What a year 2020 was! Since it is doubtful anyone even believes in linear time anymore, it seems fitting that WOUB Culture is rolling out our Suggested Listening feature in January instead of December. The world is a hard place, and aren’t we all so grateful to have music to make it a little more bearable! 


Brian Koscho is a long-time Athens resident and currently an MFA Candidate in Communication Media Arts at Ohio University. Currently he hosts the podcasts Invisible Ground (about local history) and The Western Reserve (about Ohio music), plays bass in the Athens band Unmonumental, and helps run Aquabear Legion, an Ohio music and art collective he co-founded in 2004. His various other projects include work with the WOUB Public Media Our Town series and his work as a Folkways Reporter for Inside Appalachia.


Gunn-Truscinski Duo / Soundkeeper (three lobed)

Hum / Inlet (earth analog)

Luke Stewart / Luke Stewart Exposure Quintet (astral spirits)

William Tyler / New Vanitas (merge)

Horse Lords / The Common Task (northern spy)

Jeff Parker & The New Breed / Suite For Max Brown (international anthem)

Daniel Bachman / Green Alum Springs (three lobed)

Magik Markers / 2020 (drag city)

Sault / Untitled (Black Is) (forever living originals)

Yo La Tengo / We Have Amnesia Sometimes (matador)

Six Organs of Admittance / Companion Rises (drag city)

Phoebe Bridgers / Punisher (dead oceans)

Jason Molina / Eight Gates (secretly canadian)

Jim White + Marisa Anderson / The Quickening (thrill jockey)

Elkhorn / The Storm Sessions (beyond beyond is beyond)

Nathan Salsburg / Landwerk I + II (no quarter)

Mary Lattimore / Silver Ladders (ghostly international)

Golden Retriever + Chuck Johnson / Rain Shadow (thrill jockey)

Powers/Rolin Duo / S/T (feeding tube)

The Avalanches / We Will Always Love You (modular recordings)

Jerry David DeCicca / The Unlikely Optimist and His Domestic Adventures (self released)

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / I Made A Place (drag city)

Water Liars / Roll On (self released)