Piksel ~ Places

Many of the albums we review offer a blend of genres (such as ambient-drone or electonic-experimental), but it’s unusual for a single work to incorporate as many references as Places, which threads in six out of the seven categories we cover.

Piksel ~ Places

Many of the albums we review offer a blend of genres (such as ambient-drone or electonic-experimental), but it’s unusual for a single work to incorporate as many references as Places, which threads in six out of the seven categories we cover.

V/A ~ On Corrosion

The drone release of the season is finally here: ten tapes in a wooden box, featuring nearly seven hours of music.  This has been a labor of love for the Helen Scarsdale Agency as it celebrates its 50th release.  On

V/A ~ On Corrosion

The drone release of the season is finally here: ten tapes in a wooden box, featuring nearly seven hours of music.  This has been a labor of love for the Helen Scarsdale Agency as it celebrates its 50th release.  On

PYUR ~ Oratorio for the Underworld

With Oratorio for the Underworld, Sophie Schell (PYUR) surpasses the high expectations created by 2016’s Epoch Sinus.  Even more, she surpasses all expectations for an album, period.  Listening again to her debut LP, one can hear the roots of what would eventually become trees,

PYUR ~ Oratorio for the Underworld

With Oratorio for the Underworld, Sophie Schell (PYUR) surpasses the high expectations created by 2016’s Epoch Sinus.  Even more, she surpasses all expectations for an album, period.  Listening again to her debut LP, one can hear the roots of what would eventually become trees,

A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ The Undivided Five

Everyone listens to instrumental music.  In developed countries, most people listen every day.  A much smaller number tries to figure out who they are hearing in films, on TV and online; and an even smaller number follows these artists.  A Winged Victory

A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ The Undivided Five

Everyone listens to instrumental music.  In developed countries, most people listen every day.  A much smaller number tries to figure out who they are hearing in films, on TV and online; and an even smaller number follows these artists.  A Winged Victory

Rituals ~ Rituals

Rituals is a unique project by Jacob Ridderberg, who has taken a page out of Steve Reich’s book of minimalism in order to highlight qualities of the saxophone otherwise easy to miss. One of the most interesting is an almost

Rituals ~ Rituals

Rituals is a unique project by Jacob Ridderberg, who has taken a page out of Steve Reich’s book of minimalism in order to highlight qualities of the saxophone otherwise easy to miss. One of the most interesting is an almost

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Concurrence

The Sono Luminus follow-up to the 2017 CD Recurrence affords listeners a golden opportunity to hear new works from Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Haukur Tómasson, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and Páll Ragnar Pálsson as performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Daniel Bjarnason, and all

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Concurrence

The Sono Luminus follow-up to the 2017 CD Recurrence affords listeners a golden opportunity to hear new works from Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Haukur Tómasson, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and Páll Ragnar Pálsson as performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Daniel Bjarnason, and all

IMA ~ The Flowers Die in Burning Fire

In one corner, Japanese percussionist Nava Dunkelman, trained in taiko and gamelan.  In the other, Hong Kong electro-acoustic composer Amma Ateria.  When the bell rings, the two women approach the center and embrace, dubbing their new partnership IMA. The Flowers Die

IMA ~ The Flowers Die in Burning Fire

In one corner, Japanese percussionist Nava Dunkelman, trained in taiko and gamelan.  In the other, Hong Kong electro-acoustic composer Amma Ateria.  When the bell rings, the two women approach the center and embrace, dubbing their new partnership IMA. The Flowers Die