Category Archives: Modern Composition

CEEYS ~ Concrete Fields

Concrete Fields goes back in time, more specifically returning to the youth of brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke (CEEYS). The brothers have produced a record of both genesis and revelation, of origin and continuation. Their music was born here, under hulking, towering skeletons

CEEYS ~ Concrete Fields

Concrete Fields goes back in time, more specifically returning to the youth of brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke (CEEYS). The brothers have produced a record of both genesis and revelation, of origin and continuation. Their music was born here, under hulking, towering skeletons

Gideon Wolf ~ Year Zero

If an artist plans to make their album release low-key, then springing it on the public around the start of the year must be near the top of the list of stealth tactics. There’s the post-holiday return to work, the

Gideon Wolf ~ Year Zero

If an artist plans to make their album release low-key, then springing it on the public around the start of the year must be near the top of the list of stealth tactics. There’s the post-holiday return to work, the

The McCormick Percussion Ensemble ~ Marimba Concerti with Percussion Orchestra

The marimba, an African-origins instrument typical of Central America (it’s the ‘national instrument’ of Guatemala) was introduced to the classical world by European modernists in the first half of the 20th century as a function of a brand of shocking

The McCormick Percussion Ensemble ~ Marimba Concerti with Percussion Orchestra

The marimba, an African-origins instrument typical of Central America (it’s the ‘national instrument’ of Guatemala) was introduced to the classical world by European modernists in the first half of the 20th century as a function of a brand of shocking

Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF ~ Cascades

Like an splashing stream of spring water, Cascades is sprightly and cleansing. “Hasselblad 1” greets us with an electronic murmur against the background rustle and creak of household objects, before a piano furtively enters. Our attention captured, the incursions of

Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF ~ Cascades

Like an splashing stream of spring water, Cascades is sprightly and cleansing. “Hasselblad 1” greets us with an electronic murmur against the background rustle and creak of household objects, before a piano furtively enters. Our attention captured, the incursions of

Those Who Walk Away ~ The Infected Mass

Full disclosure:  I lost a friend in Pan Am Flight 103 and two acquaintances in the Twin Towers, so I’m not sure I like this album.  Matthew Patton (Those Who Walk Away) lost a brother in a plane crash, and

Those Who Walk Away ~ The Infected Mass

Full disclosure:  I lost a friend in Pan Am Flight 103 and two acquaintances in the Twin Towers, so I’m not sure I like this album.  Matthew Patton (Those Who Walk Away) lost a brother in a plane crash, and

Mark John McEncroe ~ Dark Clouds in Life

Dark Clouds in Life is a rare creature, an album about depression that isn’t depressing.  Through it all ~ and especially in the album’s core, “Natalie’s Suite” ~ the composer remains empathetic and above all, hopeful.  Due to its approach, the

Mark John McEncroe ~ Dark Clouds in Life

Dark Clouds in Life is a rare creature, an album about depression that isn’t depressing.  Through it all ~ and especially in the album’s core, “Natalie’s Suite” ~ the composer remains empathetic and above all, hopeful.  Due to its approach, the

Kryshe ~ Insights

Insights by Kryshe is a wonderful surprise. I had no prior knowledge of the artist, or how the music might sound. But after I listened to it, I was happy I knew nothing at all beforehand. While the music is

Kryshe ~ Insights

Insights by Kryshe is a wonderful surprise. I had no prior knowledge of the artist, or how the music might sound. But after I listened to it, I was happy I knew nothing at all beforehand. While the music is