Category Archives: Modern Composition

Siggi String Quartet ~ South of the Circle

Iceland’s Siggi String Quartet makes a strong debut with South of the Circle, presenting works by some of the nation’s finest modern composers along with a striking composition from one of their own.  Daniel Bjarnason and Valgeir Sigurðsson provide the entry points, but

Siggi String Quartet ~ South of the Circle

Iceland’s Siggi String Quartet makes a strong debut with South of the Circle, presenting works by some of the nation’s finest modern composers along with a striking composition from one of their own.  Daniel Bjarnason and Valgeir Sigurðsson provide the entry points, but

Harnes Kretzer ~ Horror Vacui

The mystery of Horror Vacui begins with the Rorschach test of the cover.  To me, it looks like an Icelandic cave; it’s actually an MRI of the human brain.  So close!  The title refers to the tendency of an artist to fill

Harnes Kretzer ~ Horror Vacui

The mystery of Horror Vacui begins with the Rorschach test of the cover.  To me, it looks like an Icelandic cave; it’s actually an MRI of the human brain.  So close!  The title refers to the tendency of an artist to fill

Resina ~ Traces – Remixes

In the old days, a remix EP usually meant that a single track would be remixed into the most club-friendly form possible.  The artist’s original vision was often buried beneath the almighty beat.  This hit-or-miss proposition was often prompted by

Resina ~ Traces – Remixes

In the old days, a remix EP usually meant that a single track would be remixed into the most club-friendly form possible.  The artist’s original vision was often buried beneath the almighty beat.  This hit-or-miss proposition was often prompted by

Alvin Curran/Reinier van Houdt ~ Dead Beats

Order and chaos. We usually think of them in manicheistic terms, as fundamentally incompatible states that are mutually annulling, extending that same logic to the relationship between the avant-garde and tradition. Dead Beats relies on that contrasting setup to carry

Alvin Curran/Reinier van Houdt ~ Dead Beats

Order and chaos. We usually think of them in manicheistic terms, as fundamentally incompatible states that are mutually annulling, extending that same logic to the relationship between the avant-garde and tradition. Dead Beats relies on that contrasting setup to carry

*Press A* ~ Wonder Wickets, Katana Zero

Stijn van Wakeren ~ Wonder Wickets Wonder Wickets is a cheery mini-golf game with a happy soundtrack to match, taking cues from party games and underlined by a Japanese-game-soundtrack melodic sensibility that makes it just shine with color. Its classicality

*Press A* ~ Wonder Wickets, Katana Zero

Stijn van Wakeren ~ Wonder Wickets Wonder Wickets is a cheery mini-golf game with a happy soundtrack to match, taking cues from party games and underlined by a Japanese-game-soundtrack melodic sensibility that makes it just shine with color. Its classicality

William Ryan Fritch ~ Deceptive Cadence: Music for Film Volume I & II

Deceptive Cadence is the crown jewel of Lost Tribe Sound’s latest subscription series, if not of their entire discography.  This is only fitting as William Ryan Fritch ~ who also records as Vieo Abiungo ~ is the label’s signature artist.  Deceptive Cadence makes a perfect

William Ryan Fritch ~ Deceptive Cadence: Music for Film Volume I & II

Deceptive Cadence is the crown jewel of Lost Tribe Sound’s latest subscription series, if not of their entire discography.  This is only fitting as William Ryan Fritch ~ who also records as Vieo Abiungo ~ is the label’s signature artist.  Deceptive Cadence makes a perfect

Cenes ~ Carried

The Bigo & Twigetti label operates in the same vein as Marvel movies: solo projects are followed by team-ups, and then a group is assembled.  Cenes features Fiona Brice (violin / piano), Tony Woodward (cello) and Jim Perkins (piano, production), with

Cenes ~ Carried

The Bigo & Twigetti label operates in the same vein as Marvel movies: solo projects are followed by team-ups, and then a group is assembled.  Cenes features Fiona Brice (violin / piano), Tony Woodward (cello) and Jim Perkins (piano, production), with