Posts Tagged: Samuel Rogers

WaqWaq Kingdom ~ Essaka Hoisa

Never judge a book by its cover. But the hyperactive artwork of this album does tell us much about the music. Both are a kaleidoscopic frenzy, where shards of Japanese tradition embed themselves in a body of global influences. We might

WaqWaq Kingdom ~ Essaka Hoisa

Never judge a book by its cover. But the hyperactive artwork of this album does tell us much about the music. Both are a kaleidoscopic frenzy, where shards of Japanese tradition embed themselves in a body of global influences. We might

Sabiwa ~ DaBa

On some level, we wish for albums to converge on a unifying theme, idea, or mood. Not all albums should be “concept albums”. But when it comes to evaluating and appreciating, most listeners instinctively ask if the tracks hang together

Sabiwa ~ DaBa

On some level, we wish for albums to converge on a unifying theme, idea, or mood. Not all albums should be “concept albums”. But when it comes to evaluating and appreciating, most listeners instinctively ask if the tracks hang together

Michael Bonaventure ~ In Tenebris Ratione Organi

Pipe organs are custom built for one space, which forms part of the instrument. Anyone nosing around a cathedral and beholding the towering walls of pipes will suspect as much. Unfortunately, leftfield musicians may struggle to access these instruments. Conservatism

Michael Bonaventure ~ In Tenebris Ratione Organi

Pipe organs are custom built for one space, which forms part of the instrument. Anyone nosing around a cathedral and beholding the towering walls of pipes will suspect as much. Unfortunately, leftfield musicians may struggle to access these instruments. Conservatism

Moss Covered Technology ~ Slow Walking / Wil Bolton ~ Kochi

Since art exists in time, it is unthinkable that it be separate from space. As we become absorbed in the duration of a record, a new space is imagined – or relations with our environment are infinitesimally altered. To some,

Moss Covered Technology ~ Slow Walking / Wil Bolton ~ Kochi

Since art exists in time, it is unthinkable that it be separate from space. As we become absorbed in the duration of a record, a new space is imagined – or relations with our environment are infinitesimally altered. To some,

Jakob Rehlinger ~ Powehi / Carl Oesterhelt ~ Eleven Pieces for Synthesizer

Modern synthesizers only emerged in the 1960s. Technological changes have been constant, as modular behemoths gave way to compact digital boxes or software packages. We should hesitate in calling this progress. Treating each new thing as an improvement means leaving

Jakob Rehlinger ~ Powehi / Carl Oesterhelt ~ Eleven Pieces for Synthesizer

Modern synthesizers only emerged in the 1960s. Technological changes have been constant, as modular behemoths gave way to compact digital boxes or software packages. We should hesitate in calling this progress. Treating each new thing as an improvement means leaving

Emptyset ~ Blossoms

Art is a mediation between the material world and the intellect. Artists dream up ideas, but then must constrain them in available forms – sonnets, sculptures, watercolours, concertos. In the exegesis to his “Trillion Byte MP3 Harsh Noise Work” (2011–12),

Emptyset ~ Blossoms

Art is a mediation between the material world and the intellect. Artists dream up ideas, but then must constrain them in available forms – sonnets, sculptures, watercolours, concertos. In the exegesis to his “Trillion Byte MP3 Harsh Noise Work” (2011–12),

NakedEye Ensemble, Ju-Ping Song ~ Toy

The toy piano is an ambiguous Victorian invention. Is it a tool for learning? A child’s plaything? A novelty for adults? It’s an inherently limited device: with metal tubes instead of strings, it is difficult to tune with precision. It’s

NakedEye Ensemble, Ju-Ping Song ~ Toy

The toy piano is an ambiguous Victorian invention. Is it a tool for learning? A child’s plaything? A novelty for adults? It’s an inherently limited device: with metal tubes instead of strings, it is difficult to tune with precision. It’s