Category Archives: Modern Composition

From the Mouth of the Sun ~ Hymn Binding

Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist seem captivated by the idea of togetherness – by the embraces that can result when strangers or genres collide. Weaving together ambient, drone and modern composition threads, the duo’s 2012 debut Woven Tide made an

From the Mouth of the Sun ~ Hymn Binding

Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist seem captivated by the idea of togetherness – by the embraces that can result when strangers or genres collide. Weaving together ambient, drone and modern composition threads, the duo’s 2012 debut Woven Tide made an

Leah Kardos ~ Rococochet

I thought I had the measure of Rococochet a few minutes into “Let Your Body”, a soothing opener of polyrhythmic ivories, mallets and skins that slowly unfurls to reveal increasingly vivid jazz-infused colours. Even as other, unexpected timbres join –

Leah Kardos ~ Rococochet

I thought I had the measure of Rococochet a few minutes into “Let Your Body”, a soothing opener of polyrhythmic ivories, mallets and skins that slowly unfurls to reveal increasingly vivid jazz-infused colours. Even as other, unexpected timbres join –

Páll Ragnar Pálsson ~ Nostalgia

Two orchestras, one ensemble, one quartet and one magnificent album: Nostalgia is one of this year’s boldest sets.  The album announces composer Páll Ragnar Pálsson with a string of exclamation points, and we’re convinced that once people hear his music, his international reputation

Páll Ragnar Pálsson ~ Nostalgia

Two orchestras, one ensemble, one quartet and one magnificent album: Nostalgia is one of this year’s boldest sets.  The album announces composer Páll Ragnar Pálsson with a string of exclamation points, and we’re convinced that once people hear his music, his international reputation

Mariel Roberts ~ Cartography

What, exactly, is this album a Cartography of? Even though the title might be relatively straightforward, its implications vary in a manner that makes the simplest answer – of the cello – to seem easily dismissible, or at least difficult

Mariel Roberts ~ Cartography

What, exactly, is this album a Cartography of? Even though the title might be relatively straightforward, its implications vary in a manner that makes the simplest answer – of the cello – to seem easily dismissible, or at least difficult

Hammock ~ Mysterium

Hammock‘s Mysterium is their eighth album, and to these ears, their finest.  The set is stunning in power, deep in emotional complexity, overwhelming in beauty.  And yet, every person involved wishes it never been inspired.  The cost was too high. The album

Hammock ~ Mysterium

Hammock‘s Mysterium is their eighth album, and to these ears, their finest.  The set is stunning in power, deep in emotional complexity, overwhelming in beauty.  And yet, every person involved wishes it never been inspired.  The cost was too high. The album

Fall Music Preview: Modern Composition

Fall is an introspective season, filled with nostalgia, loss and the sense that something is ending.  The timbres of modern composition are a perfect fit for such thoughts.  Pianos abound in our fall slate, but there’s still plenty of room

Fall Music Preview: Modern Composition

Fall is an introspective season, filled with nostalgia, loss and the sense that something is ending.  The timbres of modern composition are a perfect fit for such thoughts.  Pianos abound in our fall slate, but there’s still plenty of room

Mary Lattimore ~ Collected Pieces

The harp is one of the more evocative instruments out there, its sound echoing down the millennia and tapping into our deep sub-consciousness. There’s a reason that the clichéd ‘flash-back’ effect in movies and TV shows is a harp, as

Mary Lattimore ~ Collected Pieces

The harp is one of the more evocative instruments out there, its sound echoing down the millennia and tapping into our deep sub-consciousness. There’s a reason that the clichéd ‘flash-back’ effect in movies and TV shows is a harp, as