Posts Tagged: Preservation

ACL 2012: Top Ten Modern Composition

The Modern Composition genre is the heir to the Classical: music composed for piano, brass, strings or orchestra.  One might expect to encounter these artists in churches and other resonant spaces designed for full musical palettes and rich timbral shades.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Modern Composition

The Modern Composition genre is the heir to the Classical: music composed for piano, brass, strings or orchestra.  One might expect to encounter these artists in churches and other resonant spaces designed for full musical palettes and rich timbral shades.

Padna ~ Burnt Offerings

This year’s final instalment of Preservation’s Circa series arrives just as I think I’ve worked out the coded typography on the covers – at least, the penny’s finally dropped that each cover has the phrase ‘CIRCA2012’ on there – and

Padna ~ Burnt Offerings

This year’s final instalment of Preservation’s Circa series arrives just as I think I’ve worked out the coded typography on the covers – at least, the penny’s finally dropped that each cover has the phrase ‘CIRCA2012’ on there – and

Olan Mill ~ Home

Alex Smalley (Olan Mill) has always had a flair for modern composition, although his productions have typically landed just within the border of ambient.  On this release, he transcends his former tonal limitations by adding an array of organic instruments:

Olan Mill ~ Home

Alex Smalley (Olan Mill) has always had a flair for modern composition, although his productions have typically landed just within the border of ambient.  On this release, he transcends his former tonal limitations by adding an array of organic instruments:

Panabrite ~ The Baroque Atrium

The Baroque Atrium is apparently named after ‘a state of mind evoking an idyllic, peaceful place’, which will disappoint those hoping for an album inspired by a hotel reception area where a string quartet plays Vivaldi for eternity. Anyway, for

Panabrite ~ The Baroque Atrium

The Baroque Atrium is apparently named after ‘a state of mind evoking an idyllic, peaceful place’, which will disappoint those hoping for an album inspired by a hotel reception area where a string quartet plays Vivaldi for eternity. Anyway, for

Mirror To Mirror ~ Body Moving Slowly

There’s a lot of energy in the opening tracks of this new album from the good offices of Preservation Records. If you’ve ever wondered what a collaboration between Philip Glass and Tangerine Dream might sound like – or maybe Michael

Mirror To Mirror ~ Body Moving Slowly

There’s a lot of energy in the opening tracks of this new album from the good offices of Preservation Records. If you’ve ever wondered what a collaboration between Philip Glass and Tangerine Dream might sound like – or maybe Michael

Seaworthy ~ Bellows and Breath

2012 may be the year of the harmonium, an old instrument now being used in new ways.  The instrument had fallen into disuse in recent years, relegated to tag sales and the back rows of orchestras (behind the drums, behind

Seaworthy ~ Bellows and Breath

2012 may be the year of the harmonium, an old instrument now being used in new ways.  The instrument had fallen into disuse in recent years, relegated to tag sales and the back rows of orchestras (behind the drums, behind

Nuojuva ~ Valot Kaukaa

Ous Mal is dead, came the announcement. So soon? We’d barely got to know each other and now, now, it’s all over? Perhaps some things were never meant to be… Or perhaps, Ous Mal was merely the first stage, for

Nuojuva ~ Valot Kaukaa

Ous Mal is dead, came the announcement. So soon? We’d barely got to know each other and now, now, it’s all over? Perhaps some things were never meant to be… Or perhaps, Ous Mal was merely the first stage, for