Category Archives: Experimental

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

Xenia Xamanek ~ Envase

Here’s a first for the site: an album released concurrently with a sculpture and a series of souvenirs (phone covers, refrigerator magnets), presented by a Danish-Honduran composer who incorporates the a cappella love songs of her deceased grandfather.  Envase is the

Xenia Xamanek ~ Envase

Here’s a first for the site: an album released concurrently with a sculpture and a series of souvenirs (phone covers, refrigerator magnets), presented by a Danish-Honduran composer who incorporates the a cappella love songs of her deceased grandfather.  Envase is the

The Vegetable Orchestra ~ Green Album

After Halloween we’ll be asking, “what are we going to do with all these pumpkins and gourds?”  Some people eat them, but most throw them out.  According to The Vegetable Orchestra, this is a missed opportunity.  One particular pumpkin meets its

The Vegetable Orchestra ~ Green Album

After Halloween we’ll be asking, “what are we going to do with all these pumpkins and gourds?”  Some people eat them, but most throw them out.  According to The Vegetable Orchestra, this is a missed opportunity.  One particular pumpkin meets its

David Vélez ~ The Things That Objects Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Some people seek comfort in music. Others seek questions. Traveling far beyond the sofa, sound artist David Vélez probes the unresolved. If to extend oneself requires risk, listening to his compositions requires leaning into space, surrendering to a balance that is

David Vélez ~ The Things That Objects Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Some people seek comfort in music. Others seek questions. Traveling far beyond the sofa, sound artist David Vélez probes the unresolved. If to extend oneself requires risk, listening to his compositions requires leaning into space, surrendering to a balance that is

Katharina Ernst ~ Extrametrik

After half a dozen spins, I still needed convincing that this album was recorded without overdubs.  A quick Google search, and I found a live video as evidence. Yes, Vienna-born Katharina Ernst is the real thing: an exciting, polymetric solo drummer.  There

Katharina Ernst ~ Extrametrik

After half a dozen spins, I still needed convincing that this album was recorded without overdubs.  A quick Google search, and I found a live video as evidence. Yes, Vienna-born Katharina Ernst is the real thing: an exciting, polymetric solo drummer.  There

Felipe Otondo ~ Night Studies

Five years have passed since Chilean composer Felipe Otondo released Tutuguri, but there’s no mistaking his sound.  The sounds of the Javanese gamelan orchestra, collected during his many travels, are given a gloss that is distinctly his.  The smoothness of Otongo’s timbres are

Felipe Otondo ~ Night Studies

Five years have passed since Chilean composer Felipe Otondo released Tutuguri, but there’s no mistaking his sound.  The sounds of the Javanese gamelan orchestra, collected during his many travels, are given a gloss that is distinctly his.  The smoothness of Otongo’s timbres are

An Interview With Scanner / Mass Observation (Expanded)

    Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud) has been at the forefront of electronic and experimental music for decades. As a document, as a work of art, and as a social and cultural commentary, his music has never been more in

An Interview With Scanner / Mass Observation (Expanded)

    Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud) has been at the forefront of electronic and experimental music for decades. As a document, as a work of art, and as a social and cultural commentary, his music has never been more in