Artist: Jonathan Hape Track: "We Were the Sky" Album: Carnivore Listen

Since I interviewed him several years ago, Jonathan Hape has become one of most prolific and unique voices in Columbus music. Definitely read Chris DeVille's great update and check out the swirling, looped creations on Carnivore, which he will release Wednesday, June 17, at Carabar in Olde Towne East.

Hape tours extensively, and he almost always tours alone, using machines to capture and repeat layer upon layer of sound. Atop a deep background, he tackles lead parts that stand out like skyscrapers. Nearly every poignant loop offers a unique personality, and Hape's become a great studio presence by orchestrating his wandering melodies on stage.

(Nick Fancher photo)