Posts Tagged: A Winged Victory for the Sullen

A Closer Listen’s Best Modern Composition Albums of the Decade

How does one decide between piano and orchestra, between the lugubrious and buoyant?  The modern composition genre offers a wide range of timbres and emotions, and is the only genre we cover that is also recognized by the major music

A Closer Listen’s Best Modern Composition Albums of the Decade

How does one decide between piano and orchestra, between the lugubrious and buoyant?  The modern composition genre offers a wide range of timbres and emotions, and is the only genre we cover that is also recognized by the major music

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Ambient

And now, the first of the Big Seven Lists!  We receive more ambient music than anything else, at times equal to all the other genres combined.  This makes the field our most competitive, which is ironic considering the fact that

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Ambient

And now, the first of the Big Seven Lists!  We receive more ambient music than anything else, at times equal to all the other genres combined.  This makes the field our most competitive, which is ironic considering the fact that

A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ The Undivided Five

Everyone listens to instrumental music.  In developed countries, most people listen every day.  A much smaller number tries to figure out who they are hearing in films, on TV and online; and an even smaller number follows these artists.  A Winged Victory

A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ The Undivided Five

Everyone listens to instrumental music.  In developed countries, most people listen every day.  A much smaller number tries to figure out who they are hearing in films, on TV and online; and an even smaller number follows these artists.  A Winged Victory

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

The mainstream and the avant-garde meet in the field of film scoring.  Even those who don’t follow instrumental music are likely to own a few soundtracks.  When movie scores break big, their themes are seared in the public’s ears.  Despite

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

The mainstream and the avant-garde meet in the field of film scoring.  Even those who don’t follow instrumental music are likely to own a few soundtracks.  When movie scores break big, their themes are seared in the public’s ears.  Despite

A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ Iris

A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s third studio album, Iris, wilts in the winter and blossoms once again in the ripening of spring. With surprising additions and slightly harsher elements, Iris is a sub-zero score, and while it may be cold outside, the

A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ Iris

A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s third studio album, Iris, wilts in the winter and blossoms once again in the ripening of spring. With surprising additions and slightly harsher elements, Iris is a sub-zero score, and while it may be cold outside, the

ACL 2014: Top Ten Modern Composition

Listening again to these albums, we’re reminded of the aching beauty that graces modern composition.  From “Atomos VII” to “going backwards to recover what was left behind”, from “The Musk Ox” to “pino” to “you are not alone, dear wolf”,

ACL 2014: Top Ten Modern Composition

Listening again to these albums, we’re reminded of the aching beauty that graces modern composition.  From “Atomos VII” to “going backwards to recover what was left behind”, from “The Musk Ox” to “pino” to “you are not alone, dear wolf”,

A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ Atomos

Second albums may often be ‘difficult’, but sometimes artists under the unprecedented pressures of time and expectation will take flight. For Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie, the situation was slightly different. Two years after the release of their critically acclaimed

A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ Atomos

Second albums may often be ‘difficult’, but sometimes artists under the unprecedented pressures of time and expectation will take flight. For Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie, the situation was slightly different. Two years after the release of their critically acclaimed