Category Archives: Modern Composition

Madeleine Cocolas ~ Ithaca

Ithaca is a tranquil, expansive phantom. It is more than just a place, it is also a web of emotional states and historical traces where the twists of grand myths meet the common patterns of everyday life. Madeleine Cocolas wrote

Madeleine Cocolas ~ Ithaca

Ithaca is a tranquil, expansive phantom. It is more than just a place, it is also a web of emotional states and historical traces where the twists of grand myths meet the common patterns of everyday life. Madeleine Cocolas wrote

Aukai ~ Game Trails

We first wrote about Game Trails back in June, when we featured “Akal Ki” in our feature Ten Tracks That Sound Like Summer.  Now we can tell you that Aukai‘s whole album sounds like summer, infused with a dual love of travel and nature.

Aukai ~ Game Trails

We first wrote about Game Trails back in June, when we featured “Akal Ki” in our feature Ten Tracks That Sound Like Summer.  Now we can tell you that Aukai‘s whole album sounds like summer, infused with a dual love of travel and nature.

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