Posts Tagged: Lawrence English

Lawrence English ~ ‘Oseni

On the heels of Lawrence English‘s Viento reissue comes a new work one might consider a companion.  ‘Oseni is a benefit album for the Kingdom of Tonga, which was devastated two weeks ago by the eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai and the subsequent

Lawrence English ~ ‘Oseni

On the heels of Lawrence English‘s Viento reissue comes a new work one might consider a companion.  ‘Oseni is a benefit album for the Kingdom of Tonga, which was devastated two weeks ago by the eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai and the subsequent

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The natural world existed long before the creation of instruments: music made by wind and waves, birds and beasts.  During the pandemic, many people have rediscovered the aural joys of nature: music that is always playing, and that can best

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The natural world existed long before the creation of instruments: music made by wind and waves, birds and beasts.  During the pandemic, many people have rediscovered the aural joys of nature: music that is always playing, and that can best

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Lawrence English’s Room40 has landed an amazing five releases on our year-end charts, spread across three genres.  The Australian imprint is our Label of the Year, followed by Temporary Residence and PAN, who each land three.  All three labels are

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Lawrence English’s Room40 has landed an amazing five releases on our year-end charts, spread across three genres.  The Australian imprint is our Label of the Year, followed by Temporary Residence and PAN, who each land three.  All three labels are

Lawrence English ~ A Mirror Holds the Sky

Lawrence English‘s Room40 label is about to go on an absolute tear, with eight multi-genre albums already announced for fall.  The artist’s own A Mirror Holds the Sky is the first of these, and the first of two in an eight-day

Lawrence English ~ A Mirror Holds the Sky

Lawrence English‘s Room40 label is about to go on an absolute tear, with eight multi-genre albums already announced for fall.  The artist’s own A Mirror Holds the Sky is the first of these, and the first of two in an eight-day

A Closer Listen’s Best Field Recording & Soundscape Albums of the Decade

If you’ve ever wanted to get into field recordings, this article is a perfect place to start.  Field recording and soundscape artists capture sounds before they vanish, preserving them for future generations.  Our best of the decade list includes the

A Closer Listen’s Best Field Recording & Soundscape Albums of the Decade

If you’ve ever wanted to get into field recordings, this article is a perfect place to start.  Field recording and soundscape artists capture sounds before they vanish, preserving them for future generations.  Our best of the decade list includes the

Sound Propositions 015: Lawrence English

Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular series of conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Rather than writing copy

Sound Propositions 015: Lawrence English

Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular series of conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Rather than writing copy

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