Category Archives: Modern Composition

Mario Diaz de Leon ~ Cycle and Reveal

There’s a mythical register to Mario Diaz de Leon’s Cycle and Reveal that is hard to explain, but that seems to come from a certain classicism in the overall development of the music. I’m not referring to the inventions of

Mario Diaz de Leon ~ Cycle and Reveal

There’s a mythical register to Mario Diaz de Leon’s Cycle and Reveal that is hard to explain, but that seems to come from a certain classicism in the overall development of the music. I’m not referring to the inventions of

Per Störby Jutbring ~ The Thief Bunny Society

The Thief Bunny Society is a very solid album, although not as quirky as its cover and lead video suggest.  In the artist’s video we see the handwriting of a child, followed by the first of many bunnies ~ then a

Per Störby Jutbring ~ The Thief Bunny Society

The Thief Bunny Society is a very solid album, although not as quirky as its cover and lead video suggest.  In the artist’s video we see the handwriting of a child, followed by the first of many bunnies ~ then a

*Press A* ~ The Long Return

The Long Return is about a lost cub that is retracing the last journey with his mother, which is to say that it’s a game about memory and longing. It would be easy to make dark, trying music to fit

*Press A* ~ The Long Return

The Long Return is about a lost cub that is retracing the last journey with his mother, which is to say that it’s a game about memory and longing. It would be easy to make dark, trying music to fit

Christopher Tignor ~ A Light Below

Wow.  We’ve been enjoying the music of Christopher Tignor for 15 years, beginning with that first Slow Six album, on through Wires of Tension and finally to his solo work.  We’re not surprised that A Light Below is great; we’re surprised that it’s his best

Christopher Tignor ~ A Light Below

Wow.  We’ve been enjoying the music of Christopher Tignor for 15 years, beginning with that first Slow Six album, on through Wires of Tension and finally to his solo work.  We’re not surprised that A Light Below is great; we’re surprised that it’s his best

Luke Howard ~ The Sand That Ate the Sea

‘All deserts have stories. All open lands and empty seas have songs that they alone sing late into the night.’ It’s not even three minutes, but watching “Salt Flats” makes my skin crawl like nothing else has managed to this

Luke Howard ~ The Sand That Ate the Sea

‘All deserts have stories. All open lands and empty seas have songs that they alone sing late into the night.’ It’s not even three minutes, but watching “Salt Flats” makes my skin crawl like nothing else has managed to this

Bruno Bavota ~ Get Lost

Romantic composer Bruno Bavota continues to evolve on his latest album.  We have always known the pianist as a warm, happy individual, seemingly untouched by the world.  But recent societal shifts have grown so bad they have affected his outlook.  And if

Bruno Bavota ~ Get Lost

Romantic composer Bruno Bavota continues to evolve on his latest album.  We have always known the pianist as a warm, happy individual, seemingly untouched by the world.  But recent societal shifts have grown so bad they have affected his outlook.  And if

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Pangur Din

Plïnkï Plønkï “tries to create songs that sound like memories,” and on Pangur Din, they succeed.  The new album is as restful as an album can be without causing drowsiness; it’s like the warm blur of a first drink.  The tape is

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Pangur Din

Plïnkï Plønkï “tries to create songs that sound like memories,” and on Pangur Din, they succeed.  The new album is as restful as an album can be without causing drowsiness; it’s like the warm blur of a first drink.  The tape is