Welcome to Desert Planet

Why “desert planet?” Let me answer that with another question: what would you take with you to a deserted island? This site, simply enough, is built around our answer to that age-old question. It symbolizes our effort to record and broadcast our deepest passions–to leave behind a legacy of our existence, however small, on this big, beautiful planet.

In any case, our hope is to simply bring our love for the various things we hear and see throughout our lives to these pages. It is our valiant attempt to try to provide insight on what makes these things special to us.

Additionally, this will be the official home for Rieux—music created by Matt Werner and Nathan Clark (formerly of On the Stairs). We hope you enjoy it.

Safe journey, fellow travelers.


Music from Rieux.

Album Reviews

These are the albums we obsess over—the ones we go back to time and again, or that hold a distinction in their genres for one reason or another.

New Music

We present albums that are new to us here. These works may not be new to the general public, but we wanted a space to share albums that we stumble on in our regular listening. If you like any of these, please feel free to follow any links provided to purchase. Enjoy!