Posts Tagged: Lawrence English

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Drone

2017 was a pivotal year for the drone genre, formerly considered the least political of all genres.  Yet as the noise of the world increased, so did the interest of artists in using drone and noise as commentary.  By creating

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Drone

2017 was a pivotal year for the drone genre, formerly considered the least political of all genres.  Yet as the noise of the world increased, so did the interest of artists in using drone and noise as commentary.  By creating

Lawrence English ~ Cruel Optimism

High density music is easy to make ~ just add more layers until all the levels are in the red.  But quality denseness is far more difficult to achieve.  Lawrence English excels in such ventures because he honors the nuances within and between sounds.  His

Lawrence English ~ Cruel Optimism

High density music is easy to make ~ just add more layers until all the levels are in the red.  But quality denseness is far more difficult to achieve.  Lawrence English excels in such ventures because he honors the nuances within and between sounds.  His

Lawrence English ~ Approaching Nothing

It’s almost impossible to comprehend the initial reactions to Luc Ferrari’s Presque Rien n° 1, the piece that inspires Lawrence English‘s Approaching Nothing.  A 2013 article in Brainwashed explains that Ferrari’s edited/juxtaposed field recording was once considered controversial, managing to offend the musique

Lawrence English ~ Approaching Nothing

It’s almost impossible to comprehend the initial reactions to Luc Ferrari’s Presque Rien n° 1, the piece that inspires Lawrence English‘s Approaching Nothing.  A 2013 article in Brainwashed explains that Ferrari’s edited/juxtaposed field recording was once considered controversial, managing to offend the musique

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.

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Winter Music

Winter music is inspired by winter and sounds like winter, yet winter contains a wide range of inspirations and sounds: from ice-locked ships to children’s games, from piano flurries to fronts of drones.  Its variety is its beauty.  Just as

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Winter Music

Winter music is inspired by winter and sounds like winter, yet winter contains a wide range of inspirations and sounds: from ice-locked ships to children’s games, from piano flurries to fronts of drones.  Its variety is its beauty.  Just as

Lawrence English ~ Viento

Lawrence English’s follow-up to Shadow of the Monolith continues his exploration of Antarctic sounds, but is a much more visceral and immediate work than its predecessor.  On this LP, English presents two side-long recordings of winter fury.  Given such conditions, most reasonable

Lawrence English ~ Viento

Lawrence English’s follow-up to Shadow of the Monolith continues his exploration of Antarctic sounds, but is a much more visceral and immediate work than its predecessor.  On this LP, English presents two side-long recordings of winter fury.  Given such conditions, most reasonable

ACL 2014: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

Field recordings and soundscapes do much more than reflect the sounds of nature.  They also delve into local culture and artificial sound environments; they serve as travelogues, historical statements, and calls to political action.  An environment once captured is never

ACL 2014: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

Field recordings and soundscapes do much more than reflect the sounds of nature.  They also delve into local culture and artificial sound environments; they serve as travelogues, historical statements, and calls to political action.  An environment once captured is never