Posts Tagged: Gizeh

Astrïd & Rachel Grimes ~ Through the Sparkle

Those who miss Rachel’s will be pleased by the new collaboration between pianist Rachel Grimes and French collective Astrïd.  The latter provides the post-rock boost that was missing from prior Grimes albums, while the former provides the elegant tone that pushes the

Astrïd & Rachel Grimes ~ Through the Sparkle

Those who miss Rachel’s will be pleased by the new collaboration between pianist Rachel Grimes and French collective Astrïd.  The latter provides the post-rock boost that was missing from prior Grimes albums, while the former provides the elegant tone that pushes the

Foudre! ~ Earth

Supergroup alert!  We’ve reviewed all of the artists in the Foudre! collective, comprised of Frédéric D. Oberland (Oiseaux-Tempête, The Rustle Of The Stars, FareWell Poetry), Romain Barbot and Grégory Buffier (Saåad), Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf), and Christine Ott.  Separately, their work encompasses multiple genres,

Foudre! ~ Earth

Supergroup alert!  We’ve reviewed all of the artists in the Foudre! collective, comprised of Frédéric D. Oberland (Oiseaux-Tempête, The Rustle Of The Stars, FareWell Poetry), Romain Barbot and Grégory Buffier (Saåad), Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf), and Christine Ott.  Separately, their work encompasses multiple genres,

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.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Drone

While ambient music can be surprisingly loud, drone can be surprisingly soft; the genres dance around each other like yin and yang, never separating yet never quite reconciling.  In each genre, the sharpest contrast makes the biggest impact. Drone can

ACL 2016: Top Ten Drone

While ambient music can be surprisingly loud, drone can be surprisingly soft; the genres dance around each other like yin and yang, never separating yet never quite reconciling.  In each genre, the sharpest contrast makes the biggest impact. Drone can

Christine Ott ~ Tabu OST

We’ve been waiting all year for Gizeh Records’ Dark Peak series to continue, and our patience has finally been rewarded.  Christine Ott‘s score to the 2012 film Tabu is mesmerizing and emotional, a worthy follow-up to the still-fresh Only Silence Remains. The original Tabu premiered in the

Christine Ott ~ Tabu OST

We’ve been waiting all year for Gizeh Records’ Dark Peak series to continue, and our patience has finally been rewarded.  Christine Ott‘s score to the 2012 film Tabu is mesmerizing and emotional, a worthy follow-up to the still-fresh Only Silence Remains. The original Tabu premiered in the

ACL 2016: Music for Haunted Houses

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for A Closer Listen‘s first wrap-up chart of 2016! 2016 was a particularly good year for dark music, as these selections are culled from a list many times their size.  The

ACL 2016: Music for Haunted Houses

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for A Closer Listen‘s first wrap-up chart of 2016! 2016 was a particularly good year for dark music, as these selections are culled from a list many times their size.  The

Gizeh Records: Dark Peak Series

Manchester’s Gizeh Records has been one of our favorite labels for years, and now they’ve stepped it up a notch with the sublimely shadowed Dark Peak series.  The first installments, from Æmaeth and Anders Brørby, set the bar high, leaving nothing to

Gizeh Records: Dark Peak Series

Manchester’s Gizeh Records has been one of our favorite labels for years, and now they’ve stepped it up a notch with the sublimely shadowed Dark Peak series.  The first installments, from Æmaeth and Anders Brørby, set the bar high, leaving nothing to