Posts Tagged: Bedroom Community

Daniel Bjarnason ~ Collider

We’ve been fans of Daniel Bjarnason from the start, and with each new release, he’s continued to cement our initial reaction.  Collider is a spectacular album, collecting compositions from the artist’s “American period,” initially written for ensembles in Cincinnati and Los Angeles and

Daniel Bjarnason ~ Collider

We’ve been fans of Daniel Bjarnason from the start, and with each new release, he’s continued to cement our initial reaction.  Collider is a spectacular album, collecting compositions from the artist’s “American period,” initially written for ensembles in Cincinnati and Los Angeles and

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Hundreds of albums are released every single day.  So how does one stand out?  By making a great first impression.  Great art calls attention to great music.  On this list, appearance is everything.  We enjoyed each of the albums listed below,

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Hundreds of albums are released every single day.  So how does one stand out?  By making a great first impression.  Great art calls attention to great music.  On this list, appearance is everything.  We enjoyed each of the albums listed below,

Nadia Sirota ~ Tessellatum

Award-winning violist Nadia Sirota has been many things: the host of NPR’s Meet the Composer, a member of yMusic and Alarm Will Sound, a spokesperson for modern composition.  With Tessellatum, she becomes something else:  fun.  One look at the video for “Letter O”, with its

Nadia Sirota ~ Tessellatum

Award-winning violist Nadia Sirota has been many things: the host of NPR’s Meet the Composer, a member of yMusic and Alarm Will Sound, a spokesperson for modern composition.  With Tessellatum, she becomes something else:  fun.  One look at the video for “Letter O”, with its

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Dissonance

The inner sleeve appears to portray the artist striding from darkness into light, but look again; the inside of the hanger is illuminated, while the outdoor light is fading.  The album was conceived during “the most extreme four years of Sigurðsson’s

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Dissonance

The inner sleeve appears to portray the artist striding from darkness into light, but look again; the inside of the hanger is illuminated, while the outdoor light is fading.  The album was conceived during “the most extreme four years of Sigurðsson’s

Electronic Observations 2014 #2

I usually try to highlight new artists to this column, aware that given a mere ten or so reviews per month it’s probably better not to repeat myself. This month, things have fallen out a little differently with several artists

Electronic Observations 2014 #2

I usually try to highlight new artists to this column, aware that given a mere ten or so reviews per month it’s probably better not to repeat myself. This month, things have fallen out a little differently with several artists

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?