Posts Tagged: Populist Records

ACL 2022 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Physical albums have never been harder to find.  So why are album covers more important than ever? The answer is simple: people shop for music online, and the first thing they see is the image.  While few people have the

ACL 2022 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Physical albums have never been harder to find.  So why are album covers more important than ever? The answer is simple: people shop for music online, and the first thing they see is the image.  While few people have the

Aperture Duo ~ S/T

Adrianne Pope (violin) and Linnea Powell (viola) team up to form Aperture Duo, commissioning works from five composers for this release.  Pope’s cover art is a perfect representation of the sound, as it exposes the dynamic tension of the music:

Aperture Duo ~ S/T

Adrianne Pope (violin) and Linnea Powell (viola) team up to form Aperture Duo, commissioning works from five composers for this release.  Pope’s cover art is a perfect representation of the sound, as it exposes the dynamic tension of the music:

Andrew McIntosh ~ Hyenas in the Temples of Pleasure

Andrew McIntosh‘s debut is undoubtedly one of the most interesting recent releases when it comes to young composers, one of the reasons being that he grabs onto a history of music that does not directly lead, as it does with

Andrew McIntosh ~ Hyenas in the Temples of Pleasure

Andrew McIntosh‘s debut is undoubtedly one of the most interesting recent releases when it comes to young composers, one of the reasons being that he grabs onto a history of music that does not directly lead, as it does with

wild Up ~ Feather & Stone

We review a lot of modern classical crossover at ACL, but this is the real deal: the type of composition that moves music forward.  For evidence, look no further than the inclusion of Messiaen’s “oiseaux exotiques”, a piece that won’t

wild Up ~ Feather & Stone

We review a lot of modern classical crossover at ACL, but this is the real deal: the type of composition that moves music forward.  For evidence, look no further than the inclusion of Messiaen’s “oiseaux exotiques”, a piece that won’t

Nicholas Deyoe ~ with throbbing eyes

The dissonant and atonal may not be welcomed by the masses, but they have the potential to save the field of modern composition from itself.  It’s all too easy to place notes where they are expected to be or to

Nicholas Deyoe ~ with throbbing eyes

The dissonant and atonal may not be welcomed by the masses, but they have the potential to save the field of modern composition from itself.  It’s all too easy to place notes where they are expected to be or to