Posts Tagged: Mappa

ACL 2022 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

What is the sound of the year?  In recent years, it might have been the sound of silence, or that of pots and pans struck in solidarity; it might have been the sound of protest, or of fire.  This year,

ACL 2022 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

What is the sound of the year?  In recent years, it might have been the sound of silence, or that of pots and pans struck in solidarity; it might have been the sound of protest, or of fire.  This year,

Baldruin ~ Kleine Freuden

What are the odds that three albums of one-minute songs would all be released in a three-week stretch?  Perhaps inspired by Minute Papillon and One Minute Older, which both appeared in our Best Compilations feature, Ever Given, Ümlaut and Baldruin have each unveiled new

Baldruin ~ Kleine Freuden

What are the odds that three albums of one-minute songs would all be released in a three-week stretch?  Perhaps inspired by Minute Papillon and One Minute Older, which both appeared in our Best Compilations feature, Ever Given, Ümlaut and Baldruin have each unveiled new

Alexandra Spence ~ a veil, the sea

a veil, the sea is Alexandra Spence‘s second sea-themed release of the summer, arriving on the heels of Blue waves, Green waves on Room40.  Her Mappa album retains the drone-like fascinations of the prior work while increasing the amount of field recordings.  From the

Alexandra Spence ~ a veil, the sea

a veil, the sea is Alexandra Spence‘s second sea-themed release of the summer, arriving on the heels of Blue waves, Green waves on Room40.  Her Mappa album retains the drone-like fascinations of the prior work while increasing the amount of field recordings.  From the

Susana López ~ The Edge of the Circle / Manja Ristić ~ Him, fast sleeping, soon he found In labyrinth of many a round, self​-​rolled

How might we visualise a drone? Perhaps a long unbroken line. Better yet, a continuous circle of sound. Or a series of circles rippling over water. New albums from Susana López and Manja Ristić both use circular motifs to envision

Susana López ~ The Edge of the Circle / Manja Ristić ~ Him, fast sleeping, soon he found In labyrinth of many a round, self​-​rolled

How might we visualise a drone? Perhaps a long unbroken line. Better yet, a continuous circle of sound. Or a series of circles rippling over water. New albums from Susana López and Manja Ristić both use circular motifs to envision

ACL 2021 ~ Pandemic Playlist

A year ago, we hoped we would not have a pandemic playlist in 2021.  But COVID stuck around.  The music we listened to was informed by isolation, illness and a bout of premature hope, chased by a secondary, more muted

ACL 2021 ~ Pandemic Playlist

A year ago, we hoped we would not have a pandemic playlist in 2021.  But COVID stuck around.  The music we listened to was informed by isolation, illness and a bout of premature hope, chased by a secondary, more muted

Cheryl E. Leonard ~ Schism

“If your home were on fire, what item would you rescue first?”  In 2019, the top answer was the laptop. During the pandemic, we became even more attached to our electronic devices.  It’s hard to imagine getting through our lockdowns without

Cheryl E. Leonard ~ Schism

“If your home were on fire, what item would you rescue first?”  In 2019, the top answer was the laptop. During the pandemic, we became even more attached to our electronic devices.  It’s hard to imagine getting through our lockdowns without