Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

The Winter Music of Faint

The cold is in full force.  We’ve entered the heart of winter, where breath freezes and powder blankets the earth.  Fish are frozen in water.  Engines refuse to start.  The sun stays in bed.  The world seems to be put

The Winter Music of Faint

The cold is in full force.  We’ve entered the heart of winter, where breath freezes and powder blankets the earth.  Fish are frozen in water.  Engines refuse to start.  The sun stays in bed.  The world seems to be put

Jean Derome ~ Résistances

One of the wildest albums of the new year comes from Montreal composer Jean Derome.  Even a quick look at the back of the CD, and one knows one is in for a treat: 20 performers on instruments ranging from tuned

Jean Derome ~ Résistances

One of the wildest albums of the new year comes from Montreal composer Jean Derome.  Even a quick look at the back of the CD, and one knows one is in for a treat: 20 performers on instruments ranging from tuned

Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Félix-Antoine Morin ~ Political Ritual

As Political Ritual, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Félix-Antoine Morin offer sequences of disparate tones ~ sometimes tonal opposites, often at war ~ and invite listeners to hear their own metaphors.  The album is a great experiment on impressions, as this simple prompt leads

Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Félix-Antoine Morin ~ Political Ritual

As Political Ritual, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Félix-Antoine Morin offer sequences of disparate tones ~ sometimes tonal opposites, often at war ~ and invite listeners to hear their own metaphors.  The album is a great experiment on impressions, as this simple prompt leads

Ian Hawgood + Danny Norbury ~ Faintly Recollected

One of the privileges of music writing is receiving music before release, and allowing it to sink in over time.  This transporting 33-minute piece has proven its worth over the long lead-up to the holidays and the long silence of

Ian Hawgood + Danny Norbury ~ Faintly Recollected

One of the privileges of music writing is receiving music before release, and allowing it to sink in over time.  This transporting 33-minute piece has proven its worth over the long lead-up to the holidays and the long silence of

Ká ~ Friendly Greetings from Pre​-​War Bohemia (Přátelské pozdravy z předválečných Čech)

A new year begins with questions, wishes and hope.  Will there be peace on earth?  Will the world turn back from the precipice?  At the very least, will this year be better than the last?  Searching, if not for answers,

Ká ~ Friendly Greetings from Pre​-​War Bohemia (Přátelské pozdravy z předválečných Čech)

A new year begins with questions, wishes and hope.  Will there be peace on earth?  Will the world turn back from the precipice?  At the very least, will this year be better than the last?  Searching, if not for answers,

Winter Music Preview 2018 ~ The Next 150

The old year has ended, the new year has just begun!  We enter 2018 with dreams of brighter things: kinder politicians, cleaner air, freer people.  Shared dreams keep possibilities alive, because they encourage us to work together to create a

Winter Music Preview 2018 ~ The Next 150

The old year has ended, the new year has just begun!  We enter 2018 with dreams of brighter things: kinder politicians, cleaner air, freer people.  Shared dreams keep possibilities alive, because they encourage us to work together to create a

Lingua Lustra ~ Truth Rings Like a Bell

Shimmering Moods went on a quiet tear at the end of the year, releasing nine albums in just over a month.  We’ve been holding onto the first one for a while because it sounds like the new year.  Truth Rings

Lingua Lustra ~ Truth Rings Like a Bell

Shimmering Moods went on a quiet tear at the end of the year, releasing nine albums in just over a month.  We’ve been holding onto the first one for a while because it sounds like the new year.  Truth Rings