Category Archives: Modern Composition

Cicada ~ Hiking in the Mist

Hiking in the Mist is a departure of sorts for Cicada.  The group is now down to a quartet, but they’ve realized a life-long dream: leaving the ocean behind, the four have ventured into the forest, both literally and thematically.  In the

Cicada ~ Hiking in the Mist

Hiking in the Mist is a departure of sorts for Cicada.  The group is now down to a quartet, but they’ve realized a life-long dream: leaving the ocean behind, the four have ventured into the forest, both literally and thematically.  In the

Anne Müller ~ Heliopause

This is Anne Müller‘s first solo album.  That can’t be true, can it?  We’ve grown so used to hearing the cellist and reading her name that we’ve neglected to note that none of the over sixty albums on which she’s played has

Anne Müller ~ Heliopause

This is Anne Müller‘s first solo album.  That can’t be true, can it?  We’ve grown so used to hearing the cellist and reading her name that we’ve neglected to note that none of the over sixty albums on which she’s played has

Rituals ~ Rituals

Rituals is a unique project by Jacob Ridderberg, who has taken a page out of Steve Reich’s book of minimalism in order to highlight qualities of the saxophone otherwise easy to miss. One of the most interesting is an almost

Rituals ~ Rituals

Rituals is a unique project by Jacob Ridderberg, who has taken a page out of Steve Reich’s book of minimalism in order to highlight qualities of the saxophone otherwise easy to miss. One of the most interesting is an almost

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Concurrence

The Sono Luminus follow-up to the 2017 CD Recurrence affords listeners a golden opportunity to hear new works from Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Haukur Tómasson, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and Páll Ragnar Pálsson as performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Daniel Bjarnason, and all

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Concurrence

The Sono Luminus follow-up to the 2017 CD Recurrence affords listeners a golden opportunity to hear new works from Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Haukur Tómasson, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and Páll Ragnar Pálsson as performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Daniel Bjarnason, and all

Keaton Henson ~ Six Lethargies

Those who have enjoyed the music of Keaton Henson over the past decade may be surprised to discover his instrumental side; he’s known for tender ballads sung in the Damien Rice style, his voice a reed perpetually on the verge of breaking.

Keaton Henson ~ Six Lethargies

Those who have enjoyed the music of Keaton Henson over the past decade may be surprised to discover his instrumental side; he’s known for tender ballads sung in the Damien Rice style, his voice a reed perpetually on the verge of breaking.

Alison Cotton ~ The Girl I Left Behind Me

Is this a Halloween recording or a Christmas recording? Both and neither; it’s as mournful as a procession and melancholic as falling leaves.  Each side-long piece was composed to accompany a ghost story, and the title track was read at

Alison Cotton ~ The Girl I Left Behind Me

Is this a Halloween recording or a Christmas recording? Both and neither; it’s as mournful as a procession and melancholic as falling leaves.  Each side-long piece was composed to accompany a ghost story, and the title track was read at

Rachel Grimes ~ The Way Forth

Every once in a while, an artist puts so much love and effort into a project that it glows.  The Way Forth is one of these projects.  A patchwork quilt of music, letters, song and film, Rachel Grimes‘ multi-media release tackles multiple

Rachel Grimes ~ The Way Forth

Every once in a while, an artist puts so much love and effort into a project that it glows.  The Way Forth is one of these projects.  A patchwork quilt of music, letters, song and film, Rachel Grimes‘ multi-media release tackles multiple