Category Archives: Experimental

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

Tired of hearing the same old stuff?  The fall experimental schedule includes a collection of unearthed Soviet treasures, a boxed set of field recordings, a debut album of gothic theremin, art books, free jazz, improvisation and an industrial opera.  Originals

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

Tired of hearing the same old stuff?  The fall experimental schedule includes a collection of unearthed Soviet treasures, a boxed set of field recordings, a debut album of gothic theremin, art books, free jazz, improvisation and an industrial opera.  Originals

V.A. ~ Notes From the Underground: Experimental Sounds Behind the Iron Curtain

Ever from the Dostoevskian name of this intriguing compilation, there’s a drive to articulate all these avant-garde expressions from beneath the Iron Curtain in the 1970s and 1980s as a form of resistance to the totalitarian utopianism born from the

V.A. ~ Notes From the Underground: Experimental Sounds Behind the Iron Curtain

Ever from the Dostoevskian name of this intriguing compilation, there’s a drive to articulate all these avant-garde expressions from beneath the Iron Curtain in the 1970s and 1980s as a form of resistance to the totalitarian utopianism born from the

Nomad Exquisite ~ 13 Minutes or Less

Our old friend Nicolas Burrage (formerly Szczepanik) has returned as the founder of the digital label Nomad Exquisite.  The label has issued a call for submissions of 7-13 minutes long (tagging them “miniatures”), and has already begun to issue some gems.

Nomad Exquisite ~ 13 Minutes or Less

Our old friend Nicolas Burrage (formerly Szczepanik) has returned as the founder of the digital label Nomad Exquisite.  The label has issued a call for submissions of 7-13 minutes long (tagging them “miniatures”), and has already begun to issue some gems.

Matteo Nasini ~ Sparkling Matter

What does sleep sound like?  Some might say sighing, snoring, tossing, turning.  What do dreams sound like?  The score seems trapped in our minds ~ but Matteo Nasini has found a way to tease it out.  With the aid of fourteen electrodes

Matteo Nasini ~ Sparkling Matter

What does sleep sound like?  Some might say sighing, snoring, tossing, turning.  What do dreams sound like?  The score seems trapped in our minds ~ but Matteo Nasini has found a way to tease it out.  With the aid of fourteen electrodes

Various Artists ~ New Modernism

European modernism stands as the genesis for some of the most important trends in 20th century experimental music. Process-driven composition, chaotic atonality and electronic music (among many other styles) all rose out of this movement. Contemporary composers inevitably find themselves

Various Artists ~ New Modernism

European modernism stands as the genesis for some of the most important trends in 20th century experimental music. Process-driven composition, chaotic atonality and electronic music (among many other styles) all rose out of this movement. Contemporary composers inevitably find themselves

Sarah Davachi ~ Let Night Come On Bells End The Day

Confession time: I held off reviewing this for a long time because I couldn’t quite wrap my head around this album. What I could hear was fascinating music but it seemed to be buried under layers of distortion – not

Sarah Davachi ~ Let Night Come On Bells End The Day

Confession time: I held off reviewing this for a long time because I couldn’t quite wrap my head around this album. What I could hear was fascinating music but it seemed to be buried under layers of distortion – not

Depatterning ~ The Community Pasture

Living in Ireland, born in Canada, descended from Ukrainian immigrants ~ Gary Mentanko is a prime example of blurred heritage.  With all the talk about protectionism and borders, it’s important to note how indistinct the line really is.  It’s appropriate

Depatterning ~ The Community Pasture

Living in Ireland, born in Canada, descended from Ukrainian immigrants ~ Gary Mentanko is a prime example of blurred heritage.  With all the talk about protectionism and borders, it’s important to note how indistinct the line really is.  It’s appropriate