Posts Tagged: colin stetson

Colin Stetson ~ Color Out of Space OST

The score launches with a creepy, gooey miasma, as if some lugubrious extraterrestrial force were seeping into our soil and souls.  And as a matter of fact, it is!  The glissandos and rustlings of opening set piece “West of Arkham”

Colin Stetson ~ Color Out of Space OST

The score launches with a creepy, gooey miasma, as if some lugubrious extraterrestrial force were seeping into our soil and souls.  And as a matter of fact, it is!  The glissandos and rustlings of opening set piece “West of Arkham”

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

*Press A* ~ The Music of Red Dead Redemption II (Original Score)

Finally!  It’s taken nine months for Rockstar Games to release a soundtrack to 2018’s #1 video game, Red Dead Redemption II ~ as long as it would take to produce an actual baby.  We write “a” soundtrack rather than “the” soundtrack (though

*Press A* ~ The Music of Red Dead Redemption II (Original Score)

Finally!  It’s taken nine months for Rockstar Games to release a soundtrack to 2018’s #1 video game, Red Dead Redemption II ~ as long as it would take to produce an actual baby.  We write “a” soundtrack rather than “the” soundtrack (though

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Modern Composition

This year’s most competitive category overflows with life, even though some of its subject matter is death.  This is a golden era for modern composition, which borrows from its ancestors in classical music but pushes it forward for newer generations.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Modern Composition

This year’s most competitive category overflows with life, even though some of its subject matter is death.  This is a golden era for modern composition, which borrows from its ancestors in classical music but pushes it forward for newer generations.

Colin Stetson ~ Sorrow: a reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony

Where were you in 1992?  Many of our readers weren’t born yet.  But older readers will remember the strange surge of Polish composer Henryk Górecki as his third symphony topped the classical charts, sold a million copies and crashed into the

Colin Stetson ~ Sorrow: a reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony

Where were you in 1992?  Many of our readers weren’t born yet.  But older readers will remember the strange surge of Polish composer Henryk Górecki as his third symphony topped the classical charts, sold a million copies and crashed into the

ACL 2015: Top Ten Modern Composition

The loveliest sounds of the year are found right here.  With a tender approach and attention to detail, these composers mine the spectrum of emotions to produce works of gravity and grace. Once upon a time, we called this music

ACL 2015: Top Ten Modern Composition

The loveliest sounds of the year are found right here.  With a tender approach and attention to detail, these composers mine the spectrum of emotions to produce works of gravity and grace. Once upon a time, we called this music