Posts Tagged: Ben Chatwin

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Electronic

One of 2020’s greatest ironies was a surge in dance music ~ while clubs were being shuttered across the globe.  The surge reflected the desire to dance, and people didn’t stop dancing, happily demonstrated by Berlin’s drive-in raves.  Others danced

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Electronic

One of 2020’s greatest ironies was a surge in dance music ~ while clubs were being shuttered across the globe.  The surge reflected the desire to dance, and people didn’t stop dancing, happily demonstrated by Berlin’s drive-in raves.  Others danced

Ben Chatwin ~ The Hum

The timbres of Ben Chatwin may sound intimidating, but their back story reveals their benign nature.  The Hum amplifies sounds that may normally go unheard, the “hidden frequencies” detected by dogs and birds: power grids, radio waves, erased signals from blank tapes.

Ben Chatwin ~ The Hum

The timbres of Ben Chatwin may sound intimidating, but their back story reveals their benign nature.  The Hum amplifies sounds that may normally go unheard, the “hidden frequencies” detected by dogs and birds: power grids, radio waves, erased signals from blank tapes.

Ben Chatwin ~ Altered Signals

One of the great experiments of the past few years continues as Ben Chatwin pours his music into yet another container.  The process began with Staccato Signals in 2018, as the artist invited a string quartet to participate in the compositional process.  After a

Ben Chatwin ~ Altered Signals

One of the great experiments of the past few years continues as Ben Chatwin pours his music into yet another container.  The process began with Staccato Signals in 2018, as the artist invited a string quartet to participate in the compositional process.  After a

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

When averaged, the Modern Composition category included not the most submissions, but the best.  We wish we could make this a list of 20, but then we’d have to double every list, and not every category features this many excellent releases in a given year.

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

When averaged, the Modern Composition category included not the most submissions, but the best.  We wish we could make this a list of 20, but then we’d have to double every list, and not every category features this many excellent releases in a given year.

Ben Chatwin ~ Drone Signals

Drone Signals is a companion piece to the exquisite album Staccato Signals, released earlier this summer.  One might call it an alternative take, a reimagining, a broadcast from Earth-2.  Just don’t call it a remix disc. Technically one would be right, but

Ben Chatwin ~ Drone Signals

Drone Signals is a companion piece to the exquisite album Staccato Signals, released earlier this summer.  One might call it an alternative take, a reimagining, a broadcast from Earth-2.  Just don’t call it a remix disc. Technically one would be right, 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

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

ACL 2016: Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

As autumn approached, we were worried; where were all the good rock and post-rock albums?  But at the end of the year, they entered in a flurry.  What began as a disappointing year turned out to be incredibly solid ~

ACL 2016: Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

As autumn approached, we were worried; where were all the good rock and post-rock albums?  But at the end of the year, they entered in a flurry.  What began as a disappointing year turned out to be incredibly solid ~

Ben Chatwin ~ Heat & Entropy

Heat & Entropy is a beast brought up from the ocean floor by a depth charge, unhappy to be disturbed.  This lumbering, tentacled creature can hold but a single thought in its mind at one time, and is hell-bent on revenge.

Ben Chatwin ~ Heat & Entropy

Heat & Entropy is a beast brought up from the ocean floor by a depth charge, unhappy to be disturbed.  This lumbering, tentacled creature can hold but a single thought in its mind at one time, and is hell-bent on revenge.