Posts Tagged: Moderna

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Electronic

There’s some wild stuff going on in our Electronic section this year.  This year’s list includes a nocturnal symphony, an environmental plea, an ode to changing seasons, a mangled club set and a nearly unclassifiable band.  Many of these selections

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Electronic

There’s some wild stuff going on in our Electronic section this year.  This year’s list includes a nocturnal symphony, an environmental plea, an ode to changing seasons, a mangled club set and a nearly unclassifiable band.  Many of these selections

ACL 2019 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Are you ready for some holiday cheer that has naught to do with the holidays?  After sifting through thousands of albums, we believe we’ve found the happiest music of 2019!  This is music for playpens, for beaches, for the open

ACL 2019 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Are you ready for some holiday cheer that has naught to do with the holidays?  After sifting through thousands of albums, we believe we’ve found the happiest music of 2019!  This is music for playpens, for beaches, for the open

Ed Carlsen ~ Morning Hour

Morning Hour is a fun and fascinating album.  Multi-instrumentalist Ed Carlsen uses the form of modern composition, yet nearly every track blooms into beat-driven, electronic timbres.  Then just as one is prepared to call it an electronic set, the piano makes

Ed Carlsen ~ Morning Hour

Morning Hour is a fun and fascinating album.  Multi-instrumentalist Ed Carlsen uses the form of modern composition, yet nearly every track blooms into beat-driven, electronic timbres.  Then just as one is prepared to call it an electronic set, the piano makes

Tambour ~ Constellations (ou comment arrêter le temps)

Montreal’s Tambour (Simon P. Castonguay) released two EPs in 2015 and 2016 that were later folded into an LP.  Since then he’s been quiet, save for the exquisite winter single “Silhouettes.”  As Chapitre I was one of the first releases on the Moderna label,

Tambour ~ Constellations (ou comment arrêter le temps)

Montreal’s Tambour (Simon P. Castonguay) released two EPs in 2015 and 2016 that were later folded into an LP.  Since then he’s been quiet, save for the exquisite winter single “Silhouettes.”  As Chapitre I was one of the first releases on the Moderna label,

Richard Luke ~ Glass Island

Brexit affects more than just Britain, as poignantly shown by Scottish composer Richard Luke on Glass Island.  The referendum has sent shock waves around Europe, as has Scotland’s drive for independence.  But Luke’s take is different.  He describes these songs as having “confidence

Richard Luke ~ Glass Island

Brexit affects more than just Britain, as poignantly shown by Scottish composer Richard Luke on Glass Island.  The referendum has sent shock waves around Europe, as has Scotland’s drive for independence.  But Luke’s take is different.  He describes these songs as having “confidence

Moderna Summer Singles Series

  We don’t review singles at A Closer Listen, but we do review singles series, especially when the series is as beautiful as the first batch from Moderna Records.  We’ve come to know Moderna for its cross-blend of modern composition and electronic

Moderna Summer Singles Series

  We don’t review singles at A Closer Listen, but we do review singles series, especially when the series is as beautiful as the first batch from Moderna Records.  We’ve come to know Moderna for its cross-blend of modern composition and electronic

Various Artists ~ The Exquisite Corpse

Let’s start with Leah Kardos’ “Little Phase”, from Bigo & Twigetti’s Summer compilation of last year. Press play ~ and then we’ll play a game.   The game is called the exquisite corpse.  Most of us played it with paper in primary school,

Various Artists ~ The Exquisite Corpse

Let’s start with Leah Kardos’ “Little Phase”, from Bigo & Twigetti’s Summer compilation of last year. Press play ~ and then we’ll play a game.   The game is called the exquisite corpse.  Most of us played it with paper in primary school,