Multi-Layered High-Density

Here's music that's thickly slathered with sound. For these musicians, more is more, and more is better. New York band Gatekeeper evokes the sonic boom of movies' HD sound systems; Nick Zammuto of The Books piles on the noise with subtle delicacy, Matthew Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces assembles a long song on a lattice of glimses, fragments, glancing blows, and solid hits; and Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler layer ancient and new instruments and traditions. David Garland also presents some music to calm down to, by Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus, Mark Eitzel, and Willets + Sakamoto.