Posts Tagged: Constellation

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

It may be an understatement to say that Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s time has finally come.  Not their musical time ~ that arrived when they first appeared on the scene a quarter century ago.  But their socio-political time ~ the time they warned us about,

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

It may be an understatement to say that Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s time has finally come.  Not their musical time ~ that arrived when they first appeared on the scene a quarter century ago.  But their socio-political time ~ the time they warned us about,

SP* Episode 18: INTO THE UNCANNY VALLEY – with Roger Tellier-Craig [podcast]

This episode features a wide-ranging conversation with Montreal’s Roger Tellier-Craig, known for his work with Fly Pan Am, Godspeed, Le Révélateur and others. In 2019, Fly Pan Am released C’est ça, their first record in 15 years, but their 2020

SP* Episode 18: INTO THE UNCANNY VALLEY – with Roger Tellier-Craig [podcast]

This episode features a wide-ranging conversation with Montreal’s Roger Tellier-Craig, known for his work with Fly Pan Am, Godspeed, Le Révélateur and others. In 2019, Fly Pan Am released C’est ça, their first record in 15 years, but their 2020

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

Jessica Moss ~ Opened Ending

All too often, record labels are seen as corporate entities, focused on profit.  This year, we’ve seen the opposite, as labels such as Constellation have released projects whose proceeds go directly to the artists.  The Corona Borealis Longplay Singles Series is their new initiative,

Jessica Moss ~ Opened Ending

All too often, record labels are seen as corporate entities, focused on profit.  This year, we’ve seen the opposite, as labels such as Constellation have released projects whose proceeds go directly to the artists.  The Corona Borealis Longplay Singles Series is their new initiative,

A Closer Listen’s Best Albums of the Decade

The decade is over, and a new one has just begun!  A happy new year to all of our readers.  As we close the book on the old year and put the last decade to bed, we offer one final

A Closer Listen’s Best Albums of the Decade

The decade is over, and a new one has just begun!  A happy new year to all of our readers.  As we close the book on the old year and put the last decade to bed, we offer one final

A Closer Listen’s Best Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz Albums of the Decade

We notice two recurring themes in this end-of-decade list: disaster and hope.  On one angle, we encounter a remembrance of the Great East Japan Earthquake and a symphony about the end of the world.  On the other, we find artists

A Closer Listen’s Best Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz Albums of the Decade

We notice two recurring themes in this end-of-decade list: disaster and hope.  On one angle, we encounter a remembrance of the Great East Japan Earthquake and a symphony about the end of the world.  On the other, we find artists

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

A Closer Listen’s Best Experimental Albums of the Decade

“Let’s try an experiment, and see if it works!”  By all indications, the experiments of the ten artists on our decade chart were successful.  They tried new things, and found their efforts rewarded.  While we laud the efforts of all

A Closer Listen’s Best Experimental Albums of the Decade

“Let’s try an experiment, and see if it works!”  By all indications, the experiments of the ten artists on our decade chart were successful.  They tried new things, and found their efforts rewarded.  While we laud the efforts of all