Category Archives: Modern Composition

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

Jim Copperthwaite ~ Ballroom Ghosts

With 24 IMDb listings to his credit, it’s no surprise that Jim Copperthwaite‘s debut album sounds like a soundtrack.  The question is, what kind of soundtrack?  Ballroom Ghosts is the score to a new home, an elegy to empty spaces and a love

Jim Copperthwaite ~ Ballroom Ghosts

With 24 IMDb listings to his credit, it’s no surprise that Jim Copperthwaite‘s debut album sounds like a soundtrack.  The question is, what kind of soundtrack?  Ballroom Ghosts is the score to a new home, an elegy to empty spaces and a love

Cicada ~ White Forest

Taiwanese ensemble Cicada has long been associated with water, from their most recorded track, “Over the Sea/Under the Water” to the album Coastland and its international extension, Ocean.  On their new set they continue to move in this direction, their fluid playing an aural reflection

Cicada ~ White Forest

Taiwanese ensemble Cicada has long been associated with water, from their most recorded track, “Over the Sea/Under the Water” to the album Coastland and its international extension, Ocean.  On their new set they continue to move in this direction, their fluid playing an aural reflection

Tatiana Alamartine ~ Searching

We tend to roll our eyes whenever we see Nils Frahm name-checked in a press release; but this time, the comparison rings true.  Tatiana Alamartine is the real thing, and while Searching may be more “Ambre” than “Tristana”, her Bosendörfer pieces do share the

Tatiana Alamartine ~ Searching

We tend to roll our eyes whenever we see Nils Frahm name-checked in a press release; but this time, the comparison rings true.  Tatiana Alamartine is the real thing, and while Searching may be more “Ambre” than “Tristana”, her Bosendörfer pieces do share the

Slow Meadow ~ Costero

The videos for “Brazos Fantasmas” and “Lamellophone and the Gulf of Mexico” focus on hands: hands upraised to catch the sun or the rain, hands holding and letting go, hands moving in time to the music.  The impression is of

Slow Meadow ~ Costero

The videos for “Brazos Fantasmas” and “Lamellophone and the Gulf of Mexico” focus on hands: hands upraised to catch the sun or the rain, hands holding and letting go, hands moving in time to the music.  The impression is of

Otto A. Totland ~ The Lost

The holidays are upon us; some might say they’ve been here for a while.  The next month will bring a mad rush of shopping, cooking and company.  It’s the perfect time to invest in Otto A. Totland‘s music.  Concerned with “the

Otto A. Totland ~ The Lost

The holidays are upon us; some might say they’ve been here for a while.  The next month will bring a mad rush of shopping, cooking and company.  It’s the perfect time to invest in Otto A. Totland‘s music.  Concerned with “the

Tiny Leaves ~ Notes on Belonging

We love seasonal albums: sets that reflect a certain time of year, and are released at that time.  Our last pure fall album was Himmelsrandt’s 4 Moments & Rain; this one is a worthy successor. One need look no further

Tiny Leaves ~ Notes on Belonging

We love seasonal albums: sets that reflect a certain time of year, and are released at that time.  Our last pure fall album was Himmelsrandt’s 4 Moments & Rain; this one is a worthy successor. One need look no further