Charles Curtis ~ Performances & Recordings 1998​-​2018

When does a musician become a master of their instrument? Once an apprentice knows complex pieces by heart, they probably feel mastery. More so when they gain an intimate knowledge of their instrument’s repertoire. But the best musicians reach a

Charles Curtis ~ Performances & Recordings 1998​-​2018

When does a musician become a master of their instrument? Once an apprentice knows complex pieces by heart, they probably feel mastery. More so when they gain an intimate knowledge of their instrument’s repertoire. But the best musicians reach a

ANASIA presents ‘The Road Less Travelled’ [mix]

Leanna Primiani is a classically trained composer and conductor whose innovative orchestral and chamber works fuse concert traditions with electronic techniques. Performing under the moniker ANASIA, she expands her range even further by fusing orchestral, dark ambient, post-minimal and electronic

ANASIA presents ‘The Road Less Travelled’ [mix]

Leanna Primiani is a classically trained composer and conductor whose innovative orchestral and chamber works fuse concert traditions with electronic techniques. Performing under the moniker ANASIA, she expands her range even further by fusing orchestral, dark ambient, post-minimal and electronic

Laughing Ears ~ Metamorphosis 形变

Instability, incompleteness, a certain kind of relativity. These are the sources of Laughing Ears’ Metamorphosis, which avoids totalizing effects and holistic conceptions of style in order to present listeners with an ever-shifting music that sounds like dance but is more

Laughing Ears ~ Metamorphosis 形变

Instability, incompleteness, a certain kind of relativity. These are the sources of Laughing Ears’ Metamorphosis, which avoids totalizing effects and holistic conceptions of style in order to present listeners with an ever-shifting music that sounds like dance but is more

ACL 2019: Sound Propositions

We’re well into 2020 by now, but I’m still thinking about 2019. I always wait until the new year to reflect on the last, but this one is late even for me. And I haven’t even made any end of

ACL 2019: Sound Propositions

We’re well into 2020 by now, but I’m still thinking about 2019. I always wait until the new year to reflect on the last, but this one is late even for me. And I haven’t even made any end of

OOIOO ~ nijimusi

Opening with one minute of cathartic hardcore and ending with seven minutes of Beatlesque art rock, YoshimiO’s experimental outfit OOIOO finds an organically unique stride on nijimusi. The Boredoms’ drummer has spent decades carving out a specific psychedelic sound forged

OOIOO ~ nijimusi

Opening with one minute of cathartic hardcore and ending with seven minutes of Beatlesque art rock, YoshimiO’s experimental outfit OOIOO finds an organically unique stride on nijimusi. The Boredoms’ drummer has spent decades carving out a specific psychedelic sound forged

Botany ~ Fourteen 45 Tails

Fourteen 45 Tails is about endings or eternity, depending on how one receives the piece and its underlying theory.  Comprised of fourteen “downbeats” of 45 records, the half-hour work unfolds as a sequence of overlapping, interacting, undulating loops. Botany is a curious artist, in that every

Botany ~ Fourteen 45 Tails

Fourteen 45 Tails is about endings or eternity, depending on how one receives the piece and its underlying theory.  Comprised of fourteen “downbeats” of 45 records, the half-hour work unfolds as a sequence of overlapping, interacting, undulating loops. Botany is a curious artist, in that every

Midori Hirano ~ Invisible Island

Invisible Island is a place of comfort without trivialization: a collection of simple songs that invite blissful quietude without any of the hollowness us cynics often see in anything optimistic. Berlin-based, Tokyo-born Midori Hirano instead tells us— through the transcendental language

Midori Hirano ~ Invisible Island

Invisible Island is a place of comfort without trivialization: a collection of simple songs that invite blissful quietude without any of the hollowness us cynics often see in anything optimistic. Berlin-based, Tokyo-born Midori Hirano instead tells us— through the transcendental language