Category Archives: Modern Composition

Less Bells ~ Mourning Jewelry

Mourning Jewelry is a stunningly gorgeous album; during the cavalcade of submissions we’ve had this summer, it’s the one record that stayed on repeat.  The music is adaptable to any situation.  It can occupy the foreground or fade into the background;

Less Bells ~ Mourning Jewelry

Mourning Jewelry is a stunningly gorgeous album; during the cavalcade of submissions we’ve had this summer, it’s the one record that stayed on repeat.  The music is adaptable to any situation.  It can occupy the foreground or fade into the background;

Library Tapes ~ The Quiet City

Here’s another perfect pandemic production, whether conceived during lockdown or not.  (We suspect that it was.)  Library Tapes (David Wenngren) has gathered a small supergroup comprised of Olivia Belli, Julia Kent, Akira Kosemura, Hoshiko Yamane and Michael A. Muller.  But before

Library Tapes ~ The Quiet City

Here’s another perfect pandemic production, whether conceived during lockdown or not.  (We suspect that it was.)  Library Tapes (David Wenngren) has gathered a small supergroup comprised of Olivia Belli, Julia Kent, Akira Kosemura, Hoshiko Yamane and Michael A. Muller.  But before

*Press A* ~ Alex Burnett ~ The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature

Alex Burnett‘s score to the La Belle Games / ARTE video game may be based on Mary Shelley’s novel, but not the part one expects.  The narrative covers the latter section, in which the creature (who is not named Frankenstein), roams the

*Press A* ~ Alex Burnett ~ The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature

Alex Burnett‘s score to the La Belle Games / ARTE video game may be based on Mary Shelley’s novel, but not the part one expects.  The narrative covers the latter section, in which the creature (who is not named Frankenstein), roams the

Jeremy Bible ~ Broken Ecologies

Jeremy Bible has done it again!  Or rather, he recorded this album earlier than Human Savagery and released it later.  Broken Ecologies is another ambitious project: 30 movements spanning seven tracks across four hours. Originally a 16.2 channel AV installation, this series is now

Jeremy Bible ~ Broken Ecologies

Jeremy Bible has done it again!  Or rather, he recorded this album earlier than Human Savagery and released it later.  Broken Ecologies is another ambitious project: 30 movements spanning seven tracks across four hours. Originally a 16.2 channel AV installation, this series is now

Dmitry Evgrafov ~ Surrender

We’ve been fans of Moscow’s Dmitry Evgrafov from the very start, when he released Lying on Your Shoulder in a cardboard sleeve with tuck-in flap.  From there he’s gone from strength to strength; Comprehension of Light is one of ACL’s top modern composition albums of the

Dmitry Evgrafov ~ Surrender

We’ve been fans of Moscow’s Dmitry Evgrafov from the very start, when he released Lying on Your Shoulder in a cardboard sleeve with tuck-in flap.  From there he’s gone from strength to strength; Comprehension of Light is one of ACL’s top modern composition albums of the

Peter Jones ~ Carrying Glass

Here’s something we rarely encounter: a debut album without a press release, winning a review on the basis of sound alone.  Dublin’s Peter Jones does provide us with some new vocabulary words to help decipher his music (ex. komorebi, the scattered light that

Peter Jones ~ Carrying Glass

Here’s something we rarely encounter: a debut album without a press release, winning a review on the basis of sound alone.  Dublin’s Peter Jones does provide us with some new vocabulary words to help decipher his music (ex. komorebi, the scattered light that

Max Richter ~ Voices

Max Richter‘s Voices is the perfect album for this weekend, indeed for this time in human history: a heartfelt reflection on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Today is the 4th of July in the United States, a day when Americans celebrate

Max Richter ~ Voices

Max Richter‘s Voices is the perfect album for this weekend, indeed for this time in human history: a heartfelt reflection on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Today is the 4th of July in the United States, a day when Americans celebrate

Atli Örvarsson ~ You Are Here

The Summer 2020 slate is already loaded with amazing albums.  The first comes from Iceland’s Atli Örvarsson, who has been scoring for film and TV for decades (The Edge of Seventeen, Vantage Point, Chicago trilogy) but is finally releasing his debut album.  Add Sinfonia

Atli Örvarsson ~ You Are Here

The Summer 2020 slate is already loaded with amazing albums.  The first comes from Iceland’s Atli Örvarsson, who has been scoring for film and TV for decades (The Edge of Seventeen, Vantage Point, Chicago trilogy) but is finally releasing his debut album.  Add Sinfonia