What is a place made of? Is it more than a location? Why is music such a lucid way of communicating place? These are some of the questions that circled my head when I was listening to albums by Klein, Maral, and Aggromance in the almost-desperate heat of the last days of summer. For the fourth instalment of my All Ears column for NPR Music, I spoke to all three artists about the places that hold meaning for them, and the memories that give their music roots. Read it here.

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