Posts Tagged: Helen Scarsdale Agency

ACL 2015: Music for Haunted Houses

Why are we publishing our first year-end list two months early?  The answer should be obvious: it’s Halloween week!  This follow-up to last year’s Music for Haunted Houses feature covers the best haunted house music released this year.  Now prepare to be scared!

ACL 2015: Music for Haunted Houses

Why are we publishing our first year-end list two months early?  The answer should be obvious: it’s Halloween week!  This follow-up to last year’s Music for Haunted Houses feature covers the best haunted house music released this year.  Now prepare to be scared!

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project ~ The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971

At this time of year, we begin searching for October music: haunted, disconcerting and dark.  The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971 nails the mood.  Detuned radios, disembodied dialogue and fragments of sound drift down deserted hallways like echoes in an abandoned institution.

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project ~ The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971

At this time of year, we begin searching for October music: haunted, disconcerting and dark.  The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971 nails the mood.  Detuned radios, disembodied dialogue and fragments of sound drift down deserted hallways like echoes in an abandoned institution.

The Helen Scarsdale Agency: Fire and Ice

“Some say the world will end in fire,” writes Robert Frost, “Some say in ice.” A pair of new albums from The Helen Scarsdale Agency represents both viewpoints: Jim Haynes‘ Scarlet the former, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson‘s So Long the latter. As I write

The Helen Scarsdale Agency: Fire and Ice

“Some say the world will end in fire,” writes Robert Frost, “Some say in ice.” A pair of new albums from The Helen Scarsdale Agency represents both viewpoints: Jim Haynes‘ Scarlet the former, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson‘s So Long the latter. As I write

Murmer ~ What Are The Roots That Clutch

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow out of this stony rubbish?  Son of Man, you cannot say, or guess, for you know only a heap of broken images ….  T.S. Eliot’s words ring true in this Wasteland; although the

Murmer ~ What Are The Roots That Clutch

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow out of this stony rubbish?  Son of Man, you cannot say, or guess, for you know only a heap of broken images ….  T.S. Eliot’s words ring true in this Wasteland; although the

Helmut Schäfer ~ Thought Provoking III

The most surprising thing about Helmut Schäfer‘s final recording is how accessible it is: an experimental piece that teeters on the edge of modern composition.  It’s so different from his “brutalist” output that it’s left to longtime collaborator Zbigniew Karkowski to tackle the

Helmut Schäfer ~ Thought Provoking III

The most surprising thing about Helmut Schäfer‘s final recording is how accessible it is: an experimental piece that teeters on the edge of modern composition.  It’s so different from his “brutalist” output that it’s left to longtime collaborator Zbigniew Karkowski to tackle the

Richard Garet ~ Areal

Few artists ever attempt the single track, album length release, and fewer still manage to succeed.  Richard Garet is the exception to the rule, as proven by last season’s Decentering and this season’s Areal.  The key to Garet’s success is sonic variety; this music

Richard Garet ~ Areal

Few artists ever attempt the single track, album length release, and fewer still manage to succeed.  Richard Garet is the exception to the rule, as proven by last season’s Decentering and this season’s Areal.  The key to Garet’s success is sonic variety; this music