Posts Tagged: Cold Blue Music

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Experimental

Our Experimental section boasts the widest dynamic contrast of all the fields we cover.  From near-silence to curdled wails, children’s classes to looped drums, every nook and cranny is explored and excavated. Where else might one discover an examination of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Experimental

Our Experimental section boasts the widest dynamic contrast of all the fields we cover.  From near-silence to curdled wails, children’s classes to looped drums, every nook and cranny is explored and excavated. Where else might one discover an examination of

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Over the past decade, we’ve experienced a shift in the tone of winter music.  In more innocent days, winter music was the sound of snow, children skating and sledding, gorgeous piano miniatures that mimicked the patterns of flakes.  This type

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Over the past decade, we’ve experienced a shift in the tone of winter music.  In more innocent days, winter music was the sound of snow, children skating and sledding, gorgeous piano miniatures that mimicked the patterns of flakes.  This type

ACL 2021 ~ Pandemic Playlist

A year ago, we hoped we would not have a pandemic playlist in 2021.  But COVID stuck around.  The music we listened to was informed by isolation, illness and a bout of premature hope, chased by a secondary, more muted

ACL 2021 ~ Pandemic Playlist

A year ago, we hoped we would not have a pandemic playlist in 2021.  But COVID stuck around.  The music we listened to was informed by isolation, illness and a bout of premature hope, chased by a secondary, more muted

Jacob Cooper and Steven Bradshaw ~ Sunrise

A hundred years ago, the world was caught in the grip of a pandemic.  Without TV or internet, lockdown was a lonely state.  Radio was the place to turn for comfort, and a variety of composers attempted to capture the

Jacob Cooper and Steven Bradshaw ~ Sunrise

A hundred years ago, the world was caught in the grip of a pandemic.  Without TV or internet, lockdown was a lonely state.  Radio was the place to turn for comfort, and a variety of composers attempted to capture the

John Luther Adams ~ Arctic Dreams

If the title sounds familiar, it’s because the album is dedicated to environmentalist author Barry Lopez, whose Arctic Dreams (1986) is one of his best-known works.  Not that John Luther Adams is an unfamiliar figure himself; he’s won both the Pulitzer Prize and a

John Luther Adams ~ Arctic Dreams

If the title sounds familiar, it’s because the album is dedicated to environmentalist author Barry Lopez, whose Arctic Dreams (1986) is one of his best-known works.  Not that John Luther Adams is an unfamiliar figure himself; he’s won both the Pulitzer Prize and a

Stephen Whittington / Zephyr Quartet ~ Windmill

With its trio of August releases, Cold Blue Music reaches the milestone of 50.  The label is known as the home of John Luther Adams, but there’s a lot more talent on its roster.  Australian composer Stephen Whittington is a prime

Stephen Whittington / Zephyr Quartet ~ Windmill

With its trio of August releases, Cold Blue Music reaches the milestone of 50.  The label is known as the home of John Luther Adams, but there’s a lot more talent on its roster.  Australian composer Stephen Whittington is a prime