Category Archives: Modern Composition

Carolina Eyck ~ Elegies for Theremin & Voice

By now we’re relatively used to seeing the theremin pop up here and there in different works, be them contemporary/modern classical, prog/kraut rock, EAI, or the genre known as Keiji Haino, but one thing that’s definitely been lacking is the

Carolina Eyck ~ Elegies for Theremin & Voice

By now we’re relatively used to seeing the theremin pop up here and there in different works, be them contemporary/modern classical, prog/kraut rock, EAI, or the genre known as Keiji Haino, but one thing that’s definitely been lacking is the

Anoice ~ Ghost in the Clocks

If the cover looks familiar, it’s because you’ve almost seen it before. When we reviewed the third record of Anoice, The Black Rain, Rich opened in praise of its beguiling cover art. Artist Yoko Shinto has returned to portray the

Anoice ~ Ghost in the Clocks

If the cover looks familiar, it’s because you’ve almost seen it before. When we reviewed the third record of Anoice, The Black Rain, Rich opened in praise of its beguiling cover art. Artist Yoko Shinto has returned to portray the

Manu Delago ~ Circadian

Last year, Manu Delago and friends scored multiple accolades at A Closer Listen, thanks to an audacious (some may say foolhardy) plan to hike into the Alps to record an album.  The sonic and visual results were sublime.  Less than a year

Manu Delago ~ Circadian

Last year, Manu Delago and friends scored multiple accolades at A Closer Listen, thanks to an audacious (some may say foolhardy) plan to hike into the Alps to record an album.  The sonic and visual results were sublime.  Less than a year

Fall Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

Our Fall Music Preview continues with a walk through the woods of Modern Composition.  From solo piano to orchestral works, this genre seems as ripe as an orchard apple.  New, distinct flavors are found in this year’s crop as well,

Fall Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

Our Fall Music Preview continues with a walk through the woods of Modern Composition.  From solo piano to orchestral works, this genre seems as ripe as an orchard apple.  New, distinct flavors are found in this year’s crop as well,

NakedEye Ensemble, Ju-Ping Song ~ Toy

The toy piano is an ambiguous Victorian invention. Is it a tool for learning? A child’s plaything? A novelty for adults? It’s an inherently limited device: with metal tubes instead of strings, it is difficult to tune with precision. It’s

NakedEye Ensemble, Ju-Ping Song ~ Toy

The toy piano is an ambiguous Victorian invention. Is it a tool for learning? A child’s plaything? A novelty for adults? It’s an inherently limited device: with metal tubes instead of strings, it is difficult to tune with precision. It’s

Julian Loida ~ Wallflower

Wallflower shares with other vibraphone albums the delicate textures and the sweet, soothing tones that build up harmonies that seem to calmly whisper. But there’s something different too, something that distances it from the works of Masayoshi Fujita or other

Julian Loida ~ Wallflower

Wallflower shares with other vibraphone albums the delicate textures and the sweet, soothing tones that build up harmonies that seem to calmly whisper. But there’s something different too, something that distances it from the works of Masayoshi Fujita or other

*Press A* ~ Hell Is Other Demons, A Plague Tale: Innocence

The Algorithm ~ Hell is Other Demons Darkwave’s always hand-in-hand with its brighter sister synthwave, brooding in some unlit corner, intoning some weird occult meme curse. Hell is Other Demons fulfils the image perfectly by means of both atmospheric and

*Press A* ~ Hell Is Other Demons, A Plague Tale: Innocence

The Algorithm ~ Hell is Other Demons Darkwave’s always hand-in-hand with its brighter sister synthwave, brooding in some unlit corner, intoning some weird occult meme curse. Hell is Other Demons fulfils the image perfectly by means of both atmospheric and