Category Archives: Experimental

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

The world may often seem stagnant, but as long as there is art, there is hope.  In every field ~ art, music, cinema, literature and more ~ experimentalists test the boundaries of the expected, breaking through to unexplored territories.  Today’s

Fall Music Preview ~ Experimental

The world may often seem stagnant, but as long as there is art, there is hope.  In every field ~ art, music, cinema, literature and more ~ experimentalists test the boundaries of the expected, breaking through to unexplored territories.  Today’s

Susie Ibarra and Tashi Dorji ~ Master of Time

Sometime in the 8th century, at the center of Lake Dhanakosha, an enlightened being emerged from a lotus blossom in the guise of an eight-year-old child. This was Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha, a legendary figure who is said to have

Susie Ibarra and Tashi Dorji ~ Master of Time

Sometime in the 8th century, at the center of Lake Dhanakosha, an enlightened being emerged from a lotus blossom in the guise of an eight-year-old child. This was Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha, a legendary figure who is said to have

Hekla ~ Xiuxiuejar

Few instruments are as affordable and versatile as the theremin, yet few people play it and fewer still play it well.  Iceland’s Hekla has risen to the top of her field by matching the instrument with dark cello, crushing soundscapes and her

Hekla ~ Xiuxiuejar

Few instruments are as affordable and versatile as the theremin, yet few people play it and fewer still play it well.  Iceland’s Hekla has risen to the top of her field by matching the instrument with dark cello, crushing soundscapes and her

Verena Barié, Gerri Jäger, Sjoerd Leijten, Malu Peeters, Stijn Verhoeff ~ A Rational World

A father and son plod through a wet, barren landscape. All that can be made out is a hazy object far in the distance— perhaps some kind of ship. This is the opening scene of “Ansage Ende” (end of announcement),

Verena Barié, Gerri Jäger, Sjoerd Leijten, Malu Peeters, Stijn Verhoeff ~ A Rational World

A father and son plod through a wet, barren landscape. All that can be made out is a hazy object far in the distance— perhaps some kind of ship. This is the opening scene of “Ansage Ende” (end of announcement),

Various Artists ~ Matter Affect

Happy Anniversary, Esc.rec. ~ 18 years old and now on your hundredth release!  How are you going to celebrate?  We’re going to release a three-hour box set featuring artists reflecting on the pandemic, we’ll stuff the box with as many

Various Artists ~ Matter Affect

Happy Anniversary, Esc.rec. ~ 18 years old and now on your hundredth release!  How are you going to celebrate?  We’re going to release a three-hour box set featuring artists reflecting on the pandemic, we’ll stuff the box with as many

SA Recordings ~ The Hearing Experience

SA Recordings‘ The Hearing Experience was released one track a month, beginning this spring and ending today.  The series tackles a subject close to our heart: the act of listening closely, not just to music but to sound.  Across these singles, four

SA Recordings ~ The Hearing Experience

SA Recordings‘ The Hearing Experience was released one track a month, beginning this spring and ending today.  The series tackles a subject close to our heart: the act of listening closely, not just to music but to sound.  Across these singles, four

Amirtha Kidambi & Luke Stewart ~ Zenith/Nadir

Genres are a fact of contemporary musical life: they categorize, organize, and make manageable the sea of sounds that is the current musical landscape. Traditionally, artists are meant to find a genre or a style and stick with it —

Amirtha Kidambi & Luke Stewart ~ Zenith/Nadir

Genres are a fact of contemporary musical life: they categorize, organize, and make manageable the sea of sounds that is the current musical landscape. Traditionally, artists are meant to find a genre or a style and stick with it —

Felicia Atkinson ~ Image Language

Across her body of work, Felicia Atkinson has explored the gap between experience and its capture.  She creates spacious electroacoustic soundscapes drenched in landscape and imagery, fusing a variety of sonic genres from spoken word to sound collage.  Through the

Felicia Atkinson ~ Image Language

Across her body of work, Felicia Atkinson has explored the gap between experience and its capture.  She creates spacious electroacoustic soundscapes drenched in landscape and imagery, fusing a variety of sonic genres from spoken word to sound collage.  Through the