Category Archives: Modern Composition

Preserved Sound Artists ~ Invisible

Long-distance collaborations have always existed, although the internet launched a new era via shared files.  In the time of COVID, forced distancing has been a burden, while the ability to collaborate has been a boon.  The virus is invisible, but

Preserved Sound Artists ~ Invisible

Long-distance collaborations have always existed, although the internet launched a new era via shared files.  In the time of COVID, forced distancing has been a burden, while the ability to collaborate has been a boon.  The virus is invisible, but

Angèle David-Guillou ~ A Question of Angles

Norman Records calls Angèle David-Guillou an “undervalued talent,” so we’re going on record to proclaim that we value her talent immensely ~ even more given A Question of Angles, a sensational set launching the artist’s music into new territories. The album’s mainstream

Angèle David-Guillou ~ A Question of Angles

Norman Records calls Angèle David-Guillou an “undervalued talent,” so we’re going on record to proclaim that we value her talent immensely ~ even more given A Question of Angles, a sensational set launching the artist’s music into new territories. The album’s mainstream

Phoria ~ Caught a Black Rabbit

From 2010-16, Phoria released a handful of electronically-minded, lyric-based EPs and one LP, then went quiet for four years, only to emerge as a modern composition ensemble.  Whenever a band switches from the vocal to the instrumental, we feel like they’ve been

Phoria ~ Caught a Black Rabbit

From 2010-16, Phoria released a handful of electronically-minded, lyric-based EPs and one LP, then went quiet for four years, only to emerge as a modern composition ensemble.  Whenever a band switches from the vocal to the instrumental, we feel like they’ve been

Rael Jones ~ Mother Echo

Losing a parent is traumatic, but remembering a parent can be therapeutic, as proven by Rael Jones on Mother Echo.  The album is a heartfelt tribute to the composer’s mother, released on the fifth anniversary of her death.  Piano and string quartet combine

Rael Jones ~ Mother Echo

Losing a parent is traumatic, but remembering a parent can be therapeutic, as proven by Rael Jones on Mother Echo.  The album is a heartfelt tribute to the composer’s mother, released on the fifth anniversary of her death.  Piano and string quartet combine

rotor plus ~ FUGUE STATES -before-

“When you order the ‘cassette,’ you will get a pencil.” This seems like a perfect sentence for 2020, a flubbing of expectations through which something is offered and something is taken away.  FUGUE STATES -before- is the first of a two-part

rotor plus ~ FUGUE STATES -before-

“When you order the ‘cassette,’ you will get a pencil.” This seems like a perfect sentence for 2020, a flubbing of expectations through which something is offered and something is taken away.  FUGUE STATES -before- is the first of a two-part

Limpet Space Race / Orchestra of St. John’s ~ We Are Water

This two-part series highlights the effects of climate change from the Himalayas to Ethiopia, as instability at the top of the world leads to instability at the bottom.  Recognizing the threat to the most basic of human needs, the electronic

Limpet Space Race / Orchestra of St. John’s ~ We Are Water

This two-part series highlights the effects of climate change from the Himalayas to Ethiopia, as instability at the top of the world leads to instability at the bottom.  Recognizing the threat to the most basic of human needs, the electronic

Jessica Moss ~ Opened Ending

All too often, record labels are seen as corporate entities, focused on profit.  This year, we’ve seen the opposite, as labels such as Constellation have released projects whose proceeds go directly to the artists.  The Corona Borealis Longplay Singles Series is their new initiative,

Jessica Moss ~ Opened Ending

All too often, record labels are seen as corporate entities, focused on profit.  This year, we’ve seen the opposite, as labels such as Constellation have released projects whose proceeds go directly to the artists.  The Corona Borealis Longplay Singles Series is their new initiative,

Christopher Cerrone & Tim Munro ~ Liminal Highway

when you fall asleep in transit you rarely wake up much closer to where you want to be and you’ve missed the song you were waiting to hear coming up after the ad for a funeral home and the traffic

Christopher Cerrone & Tim Munro ~ Liminal Highway

when you fall asleep in transit you rarely wake up much closer to where you want to be and you’ve missed the song you were waiting to hear coming up after the ad for a funeral home and the traffic