Posts Tagged: Home Normal

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

Asuna ~ Tide Ripples

Asuna is never one to keep things simple, as his music can contain up to a hundred parts. From drone-piece 100 Keyboards to the more bombastic live show 100 Toys, Asuna piles on more and more sounds until his pieces

Asuna ~ Tide Ripples

Asuna is never one to keep things simple, as his music can contain up to a hundred parts. From drone-piece 100 Keyboards to the more bombastic live show 100 Toys, Asuna piles on more and more sounds until his pieces

Stefano Guzzetti ~ Leaf

Mere months after the review of Stefano Guzzetti‘s last album comes the review of another, this one more springlike in nature but no less lovely.  As the birds precede the piano, and the piano precedes the strings, so do the strings

Stefano Guzzetti ~ Leaf

Mere months after the review of Stefano Guzzetti‘s last album comes the review of another, this one more springlike in nature but no less lovely.  As the birds precede the piano, and the piano precedes the strings, so do the strings

Seas Inside and Out ~ Stefano Guzzetti and David Cordero

Home Normal’s latest albums ~ one released on the last day of 2015, the other released this week ~ each serve as soundtracks to the sea.  The first of these works, Stefano Guzzetti‘s Ensemble, suggests the sea through its cover image and sound,

Seas Inside and Out ~ Stefano Guzzetti and David Cordero

Home Normal’s latest albums ~ one released on the last day of 2015, the other released this week ~ each serve as soundtracks to the sea.  The first of these works, Stefano Guzzetti‘s Ensemble, suggests the sea through its cover image and sound,

The Return of Home Normal

While Home Normal hasn’t been totally gone, it’s been relatively quiet over the past year.  Fall releases from Wil Bolton and Ruebke set the stage for the current winter crop, which includes Olan Mill, Melodía, Hotel Neon, Elian and Fabio Orsi.  The first of

The Return of Home Normal

While Home Normal hasn’t been totally gone, it’s been relatively quiet over the past year.  Fall releases from Wil Bolton and Ruebke set the stage for the current winter crop, which includes Olan Mill, Melodía, Hotel Neon, Elian and Fabio Orsi.  The first of

Wil Bolton ~ Bokeh

Bokeh feels like a true “environment”: ambient music that feels alive with the intelligence of nature. Wil Bolton has done quite a bit of sound work for art installations, where being sensitive to an actual environment is paramount. His compositions

Wil Bolton ~ Bokeh

Bokeh feels like a true “environment”: ambient music that feels alive with the intelligence of nature. Wil Bolton has done quite a bit of sound work for art installations, where being sensitive to an actual environment is paramount. His compositions

Faures ~ Continental Drift

In Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman writes, “The primitive brain cannot be said to think or learn; rather it is a set of preprogrammed regulators that keep the body running as it should and reacting in a way that ensures survival.”  The

Faures ~ Continental Drift

In Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman writes, “The primitive brain cannot be said to think or learn; rather it is a set of preprogrammed regulators that keep the body running as it should and reacting in a way that ensures survival.”  The