Posts Tagged: Moderna

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,

Tim Linghaus ~ Vhoir

One of the benefits of the digital era is that an EP can receive the same amount of attention as an album.  The short form is perfect for a debut, and Vhoir provides a good indication of Tim Linghaus‘ strengths while whetting the

Tim Linghaus ~ Vhoir

One of the benefits of the digital era is that an EP can receive the same amount of attention as an album.  The short form is perfect for a debut, and Vhoir provides a good indication of Tim Linghaus‘ strengths while whetting the

Ed Carlsen ~ The Journey Tapes

Ed Carlsen‘s The Journey Tapes is not a series of tapes, but a CD.  From this we understand that the journey is symbolic.  The bittersweet nature of these compositions (whose titles include “Cage”, “Grey” and “Rain”) leads us to believe that some

Ed Carlsen ~ The Journey Tapes

Ed Carlsen‘s The Journey Tapes is not a series of tapes, but a CD.  From this we understand that the journey is symbolic.  The bittersweet nature of these compositions (whose titles include “Cage”, “Grey” and “Rain”) leads us to believe that some

Tambour ~ Chapitre II

After an extremely active launch in 2015, the Moderna label has been quiet in recent months.  Half a year has passed since its last release, so it’s a relief to hear the return of both the label and Tambour.  Chapitre

Tambour ~ Chapitre II

After an extremely active launch in 2015, the Moderna label has been quiet in recent months.  Half a year has passed since its last release, so it’s a relief to hear the return of both the label and Tambour.  Chapitre

Tambour ~ Chapitre I

We first encountered Tambour (Montreal’s Simon P. Castonguay) on a split release with Julien Marchal, but three minutes of solo piano was not enough to form a lasting impression.  Now the composer has returned with a string quartet, and the results are

Tambour ~ Chapitre I

We first encountered Tambour (Montreal’s Simon P. Castonguay) on a split release with Julien Marchal, but three minutes of solo piano was not enough to form a lasting impression.  Now the composer has returned with a string quartet, and the results are