Posts Tagged: Hammock

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Ambient

And now, the first of the Big Seven Lists!  We receive more ambient music than anything else, at times equal to all the other genres combined.  This makes the field our most competitive, which is ironic considering the fact that

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Ambient

And now, the first of the Big Seven Lists!  We receive more ambient music than anything else, at times equal to all the other genres combined.  This makes the field our most competitive, which is ironic considering the fact that

Hammock ~ Silencia

Silencia completes a trilogy launched by the death of a loved one.  2017’s Mysterium was a tribute to Marc Byrd’s nephew Clark Kern and the ravages of grief; 2018’s Universalis looked upward, to transcendence and peace.  Silencia honors silence, not as the space between tracks but

Hammock ~ Silencia

Silencia completes a trilogy launched by the death of a loved one.  2017’s Mysterium was a tribute to Marc Byrd’s nephew Clark Kern and the ravages of grief; 2018’s Universalis looked upward, to transcendence and peace.  Silencia honors silence, not as the space between tracks but

*Press A* 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

This year the proliferation of unique styles and new approaches to old genres brought videogame soundtracks to what is perhaps a new high in quality and thought. From niche to popular composers, classical traditions to synthwave, everything we celebrate from

*Press A* 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

This year the proliferation of unique styles and new approaches to old genres brought videogame soundtracks to what is perhaps a new high in quality and thought. From niche to popular composers, classical traditions to synthwave, everything we celebrate from

Hammock ~ Universalis

While Hammock is one of the most recognizable names in ambient music, the duo once teetered on the edge of post-rock.  Those who miss the sound of Kenotic will find a pleasant reminder in the four tracks mastered by Peter Katis (Jonsi), all

Hammock ~ Universalis

While Hammock is one of the most recognizable names in ambient music, the duo once teetered on the edge of post-rock.  Those who miss the sound of Kenotic will find a pleasant reminder in the four tracks mastered by Peter Katis (Jonsi), all

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their