Category Archives: Modern Composition

Resina ~ Traces

Two years ago we were introduced to Warsaw cellist Resina (Karolina Rec) through her hair ~ stark black on the album cover, bright red in the press photo.  The pair of images spoke directly to her music, a combination of

Resina ~ Traces

Two years ago we were introduced to Warsaw cellist Resina (Karolina Rec) through her hair ~ stark black on the album cover, bright red in the press photo.  The pair of images spoke directly to her music, a combination of

Rachel Grimes ~ The Doctor From India

Rachel Grimes first came to prominence as the composer of a soundtrack that utilised a piano and small ensemble – Rachel’s Music for Egon Schiele, written for a stage play and which is rightfully regarded as a masterpiece of modern

Rachel Grimes ~ The Doctor From India

Rachel Grimes first came to prominence as the composer of a soundtrack that utilised a piano and small ensemble – Rachel’s Music for Egon Schiele, written for a stage play and which is rightfully regarded as a masterpiece of modern

Ben Chatwin ~ Staccato Signals

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new Talvihorros.  With his third album under his own name, Ben Chatwin has finally pushed his sound so far that he’s established a new identity.  Staccato Signals sounds like three cars crashing, each from a different genre.  But

Ben Chatwin ~ Staccato Signals

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new Talvihorros.  With his third album under his own name, Ben Chatwin has finally pushed his sound so far that he’s established a new identity.  Staccato Signals sounds like three cars crashing, each from a different genre.  But

Floex & Tom Hodge ~ A Portrait of John Doe

Some collaborations are like a firework – instant, uncontrollable and short-lived. Others are like a hearthstone fire – calculated, nurtured and long-lasting. After meeting at Berlin Festival in 2014, Czech composer/artist Tomas Dvorak (aka Floex) and UK composer/pianist Tom Hodge

Floex & Tom Hodge ~ A Portrait of John Doe

Some collaborations are like a firework – instant, uncontrollable and short-lived. Others are like a hearthstone fire – calculated, nurtured and long-lasting. After meeting at Berlin Festival in 2014, Czech composer/artist Tomas Dvorak (aka Floex) and UK composer/pianist Tom Hodge

Various Artists ~ Circles

Japan’s flau label was founded by Yasuhiko Fukuzono in December, 2006.  The label first waltzed its way into our hearts with the double-disc compilation Echod, assigned the official number of 00.  The first artist release arrived in 2007, and the label

Various Artists ~ Circles

Japan’s flau label was founded by Yasuhiko Fukuzono in December, 2006.  The label first waltzed its way into our hearts with the double-disc compilation Echod, assigned the official number of 00.  The first artist release arrived in 2007, and the label

Hildur Guðnadóttir & Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Mary Magdalene OST

Our long goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson continues with the release of his final film score, co-composed with frequent collaborator Hildur Guðnadóttir.  The score is elegant, powerful, and memorable.  Unfortunately, these words have not been applied to the movie, typically described as “slow.”

Hildur Guðnadóttir & Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Mary Magdalene OST

Our long goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson continues with the release of his final film score, co-composed with frequent collaborator Hildur Guðnadóttir.  The score is elegant, powerful, and memorable.  Unfortunately, these words have not been applied to the movie, typically described as “slow.”

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Happy Birthday

The Republic of Iceland was founded on June 17, 1944.  To mark the occasion, Plïnkï Plønkï has prepared an album that sounds like a party, packed with birthday songs addressed to people who share their names.  The idea is that people

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Happy Birthday

The Republic of Iceland was founded on June 17, 1944.  To mark the occasion, Plïnkï Plønkï has prepared an album that sounds like a party, packed with birthday songs addressed to people who share their names.  The idea is that people