Category Archives: Modern Composition

Pat Jaffe & Callum Mintzis ~ A Sanctuary of Quietude

The title is literal and metaphoric.  A Sanctuary of Quietude refers to “moments of stillness in nature,” and the set was recorded between lockdowns in the sanctuary of St. John’s Anglican Church, Camberwell. In order to realize their vision, the Melbourne

Pat Jaffe & Callum Mintzis ~ A Sanctuary of Quietude

The title is literal and metaphoric.  A Sanctuary of Quietude refers to “moments of stillness in nature,” and the set was recorded between lockdowns in the sanctuary of St. John’s Anglican Church, Camberwell. In order to realize their vision, the Melbourne

Otto A Totland ~ Companion

In a time when physical packaging seems to have disappeared from the market, it’s encouraging to encounter the consistency of Berlin’s Sonic Pieces.  Companion is the latest entry in their cloth series ~ we’ll call this the Wheat One.  The album

Otto A Totland ~ Companion

In a time when physical packaging seems to have disappeared from the market, it’s encouraging to encounter the consistency of Berlin’s Sonic Pieces.  Companion is the latest entry in their cloth series ~ we’ll call this the Wheat One.  The album

Resina ~ Speechless

How does one speak without words?  Resina answers the question by using voice as instrument and texture, percussion and emotion, howl and hum ~ expressing a massive inner galaxy, worlds upon worlds, all without a single word.  Stripped to basic inflection,

Resina ~ Speechless

How does one speak without words?  Resina answers the question by using voice as instrument and texture, percussion and emotion, howl and hum ~ expressing a massive inner galaxy, worlds upon worlds, all without a single word.  Stripped to basic inflection,

Jessica Moss ~ Phosphenes

Jessica Moss‘ violin has been gracing post-rock and modern composition for so long that we forget she is still capable of surprise.  Phosphenes is a brand new beast, born in isolation, that plunges into the dark in order to sing of

Jessica Moss ~ Phosphenes

Jessica Moss‘ violin has been gracing post-rock and modern composition for so long that we forget she is still capable of surprise.  Phosphenes is a brand new beast, born in isolation, that plunges into the dark in order to sing of

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Psalms for a Sunken Moon

Plïnkï Plønkï‘s lunar album is a tiny treasure, a cassette in an A5 box, like the moon eclipsed by the sun.  Ana Stefaniak lends illustrations, Amanda Nordqvist reads verses, and guest musicians from around the world flesh out the compositions

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Psalms for a Sunken Moon

Plïnkï Plønkï‘s lunar album is a tiny treasure, a cassette in an A5 box, like the moon eclipsed by the sun.  Ana Stefaniak lends illustrations, Amanda Nordqvist reads verses, and guest musicians from around the world flesh out the compositions

Laura Cannell & Kate Ellis with Adrian Crowley, Milène Larsson & Chris Watson ~ October Sounds

All year long, Laura Cannell & Kate Ellis have been releasing an EP on the final Friday of each month, which in horror terms might make them Final Girls.  The proximity to Halloween proved too irresistible to resist, and so October Sounds enlists eager

Laura Cannell & Kate Ellis with Adrian Crowley, Milène Larsson & Chris Watson ~ October Sounds

All year long, Laura Cannell & Kate Ellis have been releasing an EP on the final Friday of each month, which in horror terms might make them Final Girls.  The proximity to Halloween proved too irresistible to resist, and so October Sounds enlists eager

Sophie Hutchings ~ Echoes in the Valley

During the pandemonium of the past year, many of us yearned to get away from it all for rest, reflection and replenishment.  Sophie Hutchings, whom we usually associate with the sea, found refuge in a quiet corner of the Byron

Sophie Hutchings ~ Echoes in the Valley

During the pandemonium of the past year, many of us yearned to get away from it all for rest, reflection and replenishment.  Sophie Hutchings, whom we usually associate with the sea, found refuge in a quiet corner of the Byron

Hania Rani & Dobrawa Szocher ~ Inner Symphonies

Fresh from Music for Film and Theatre, Hania Rani teams with renowned cellist and childhood friend Dobrawa Szocher for the exquisite Inner Symphonies.  The album was conceived during the pandemic as the composers considered how they might encourage each other and offer hope through their

Hania Rani & Dobrawa Szocher ~ Inner Symphonies

Fresh from Music for Film and Theatre, Hania Rani teams with renowned cellist and childhood friend Dobrawa Szocher for the exquisite Inner Symphonies.  The album was conceived during the pandemic as the composers considered how they might encourage each other and offer hope through their