Posts Tagged: Gruenrekorder

ACL 2016: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

Few people would guess that the Field Recording and Soundscape section of our site would also be its most timely and political.  And yet, as this year’s selections indicate, the genre is far more than nature recordings. While these continue

ACL 2016: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

Few people would guess that the Field Recording and Soundscape section of our site would also be its most timely and political.  And yet, as this year’s selections indicate, the genre is far more than nature recordings. While these continue

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Packaging

Next week we’ll look at the year’s best cover art; in this article, we consider overall packaging.  In an era when many consider the physical format to be extinct, these artists and labels say otherwise.  A couple can still be

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Packaging

Next week we’ll look at the year’s best cover art; in this article, we consider overall packaging.  In an era when many consider the physical format to be extinct, these artists and labels say otherwise.  A couple can still be

Mikel R. Nieto ~ Dark Sound

Here’s a release for the blackest of hearts: a black book with black ink, housing a black disc, titled Dark Sound.  In addition, the price of the package is determined by the crude oil Brent price at the time of purchase.

Mikel R. Nieto ~ Dark Sound

Here’s a release for the blackest of hearts: a black book with black ink, housing a black disc, titled Dark Sound.  In addition, the price of the package is determined by the crude oil Brent price at the time of purchase.

Roland Etzin ~ Sonic Drawings

Sonic Drawings is a meditation on sound, noise and musicality.  As such, it may be a reaction to genre tags, especially that of “non-music” awarded by Discogs to Etzin’s last outing, TransMongolian.  Can we term the sounds of our environments – natural

Roland Etzin ~ Sonic Drawings

Sonic Drawings is a meditation on sound, noise and musicality.  As such, it may be a reaction to genre tags, especially that of “non-music” awarded by Discogs to Etzin’s last outing, TransMongolian.  Can we term the sounds of our environments – natural

Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther ~ Unter Grund

Many of the water-based recordings we receive are beauty-based, calling to mind vacations by the sea, meditations by the river, the sweetness of summer rain. Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther‘s Unter Grund is different: historical, political and metaphorical, it prompts the listener

Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther ~ Unter Grund

Many of the water-based recordings we receive are beauty-based, calling to mind vacations by the sea, meditations by the river, the sweetness of summer rain. Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther‘s Unter Grund is different: historical, political and metaphorical, it prompts the listener

ACL 2015: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

This year’s top field recording and soundscape albums travel to global extremes, from the frozen Arctic to the heart of the jungle.  They commute to congested cities and retreat to quiet streams.  They fall in love with frogs and olives.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

This year’s top field recording and soundscape albums travel to global extremes, from the frozen Arctic to the heart of the jungle.  They commute to congested cities and retreat to quiet streams.  They fall in love with frogs and olives.

Rodolphe Alexis ~ The glittering thing on the mountain

After reviewing Gruenrekorder’s oppressive yet vastly alluring Landscapes of Fear, it’s a pleasure to receive its polar opposite.  Rodolphe Alexis’ The glittering thing on the mountain is a soothing reminder of the world’s unsullied places, where rivers flow, birds sing, and sunlight glimmers in

Rodolphe Alexis ~ The glittering thing on the mountain

After reviewing Gruenrekorder’s oppressive yet vastly alluring Landscapes of Fear, it’s a pleasure to receive its polar opposite.  Rodolphe Alexis’ The glittering thing on the mountain is a soothing reminder of the world’s unsullied places, where rivers flow, birds sing, and sunlight glimmers in