Category Archives: Experimental

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Experimental

What happens when experimental musicians are locked inside for months on end?  Given the extra time in their sonic laboratories, some come up with even more creative experiments.  This winter, we’ll be hearing the results of lockdown as filtered through

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Experimental

What happens when experimental musicians are locked inside for months on end?  Given the extra time in their sonic laboratories, some come up with even more creative experiments.  This winter, we’ll be hearing the results of lockdown as filtered through

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Experimental

A surprising fact about this year’s experimental picks: nearly every entry contains an aspect of spoken word. This unusual combination may reflect our desire for narrative as opposed to lyric. The world is a jumble right now; can anyone make sense

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Experimental

A surprising fact about this year’s experimental picks: nearly every entry contains an aspect of spoken word. This unusual combination may reflect our desire for narrative as opposed to lyric. The world is a jumble right now; can anyone make sense

V/A ~ Anthology of Experimental Music from Mexico

There is a certain narrative emerging from the excellent Anthologies being curated by Unexplained Sounds Group, in which the world outside the so-called global north is a place full of traditions and interactions beyond the commonalities in a genre like

V/A ~ Anthology of Experimental Music from Mexico

There is a certain narrative emerging from the excellent Anthologies being curated by Unexplained Sounds Group, in which the world outside the so-called global north is a place full of traditions and interactions beyond the commonalities in a genre like

Gustavo Costa ~ Lastro

The longer a track, the more likely it is to collapse under its own weight.  This makes the success of the 47-minute Lastro all the more remarkable.  Gustavo Costa‘s single-track album is the soundtrack to a work by dancer and choreographer

Gustavo Costa ~ Lastro

The longer a track, the more likely it is to collapse under its own weight.  This makes the success of the 47-minute Lastro all the more remarkable.  Gustavo Costa‘s single-track album is the soundtrack to a work by dancer and choreographer

PARKEN: Live in the Park

Here’s another fun festival that one can only find online: nine concerts curated by Robert Schwarz as part of Vienna’s PARKEN festival.  While most of the concerts took place before COVID-19, the artists were unable to tour this year, so this is

PARKEN: Live in the Park

Here’s another fun festival that one can only find online: nine concerts curated by Robert Schwarz as part of Vienna’s PARKEN festival.  While most of the concerts took place before COVID-19, the artists were unable to tour this year, so this is

Babe, Terror ~ Horizogon

A dazzling view of decomposition. The world melting away into golden, exuberant waste, its alluring outlines suddenly coinciding with the absent form of people long dead, of broken memories peacefully drifting away into nothingness. What is the shape of that

Babe, Terror ~ Horizogon

A dazzling view of decomposition. The world melting away into golden, exuberant waste, its alluring outlines suddenly coinciding with the absent form of people long dead, of broken memories peacefully drifting away into nothingness. What is the shape of that

Drew McDowall ~ Agalma

Although there is no way that Agalma could be described as a ‘pop’ album, it does share one element with many of the current songs on the charts. Even the most disinterested watcher of the hit parade, the hot 100,

Drew McDowall ~ Agalma

Although there is no way that Agalma could be described as a ‘pop’ album, it does share one element with many of the current songs on the charts. Even the most disinterested watcher of the hit parade, the hot 100,

Gianluca Favaron | Anacleto Vitolo ~ Overgrowth

Sound artists Gianluca Favaron and Anacleto Vitolo continue to explore the intersection of technology and nature on Overgrowth, an album whose timbre is easily recognizable as their own, yet contains some distinct surprises.  Once again, the mastering is pristine and the stereo

Gianluca Favaron | Anacleto Vitolo ~ Overgrowth

Sound artists Gianluca Favaron and Anacleto Vitolo continue to explore the intersection of technology and nature on Overgrowth, an album whose timbre is easily recognizable as their own, yet contains some distinct surprises.  Once again, the mastering is pristine and the stereo