Posts Tagged: Sub Rosa

Silk Saw ~ Nothing Is Finished / Everything Starts

Only a few days ago, I wrote that I had been far less interested in harsh music as of late.  Then the protests, riots and looting began.  Now I’m in the mood!  So today’s review covers a dense album from

Silk Saw ~ Nothing Is Finished / Everything Starts

Only a few days ago, I wrote that I had been far less interested in harsh music as of late.  Then the protests, riots and looting began.  Now I’m in the mood!  So today’s review covers a dense album from

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ Tlamess (Sortilège)

Oiseaux-Tempête returns to its instrumental strength with Tlamess (Sortilège), the score to a Tunisian film about a soldier who leaves the war upon learning of his mother’s death.  Directed by Ala Eddine Slim, the film has been making the festival rounds

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ Tlamess (Sortilège)

Oiseaux-Tempête returns to its instrumental strength with Tlamess (Sortilège), the score to a Tunisian film about a soldier who leaves the war upon learning of his mother’s death.  Directed by Ala Eddine Slim, the film has been making the festival rounds

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ AL-‘AN ! الآن

It may seem strange for an instrumental site to be interested in lyrics, but the primarily instrumental Parisian collective Oiseaux-Tempête has always been political, and today’s political climate is more charged than ever.  How would they react on their new album?

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ AL-‘AN ! الآن

It may seem strange for an instrumental site to be interested in lyrics, but the primarily instrumental Parisian collective Oiseaux-Tempête has always been political, and today’s political climate is more charged than ever.  How would they react on their new album?

Keiji Haino / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen ~ The Miracles of Only One Thing

With an arcane name typical of Keiji Haino works, this collaboration involving Belgian improvisers Jozef Dumoulin (Fender Rhodes & electronics) and Teun Verbruggen (drums & electronics) draws together live and studio cuts that help create a sense of visceral, yet

Keiji Haino / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen ~ The Miracles of Only One Thing

With an arcane name typical of Keiji Haino works, this collaboration involving Belgian improvisers Jozef Dumoulin (Fender Rhodes & electronics) and Teun Verbruggen (drums & electronics) draws together live and studio cuts that help create a sense of visceral, yet

Pauline Oliveros & Musiques Nouvelles ~ Four Meditations / Sound Geometries

“The ear hears, the brain listens, the body senses vibrations.” Veteran US composer Pauline Oliveros has not only been part of the avant-garde in the classical space for the last six decades, she has arguably been one of its leaders.

Pauline Oliveros & Musiques Nouvelles ~ Four Meditations / Sound Geometries

“The ear hears, the brain listens, the body senses vibrations.” Veteran US composer Pauline Oliveros has not only been part of the avant-garde in the classical space for the last six decades, she has arguably been one of its leaders.

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ Unworks and Rarities

Parisian collective Oiseaux-Tempête follows Re-Works with Unworks & Rarities, an shorter-than-usual album, but without filler.  It’s remarkable to think that these were tracks that didn’t make prior releases.  On this album, the collective continues to channel its innermost Godspeed, albeit with a European twist. The first

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ Unworks and Rarities

Parisian collective Oiseaux-Tempête follows Re-Works with Unworks & Rarities, an shorter-than-usual album, but without filler.  It’s remarkable to think that these were tracks that didn’t make prior releases.  On this album, the collective continues to channel its innermost Godspeed, albeit with a European twist. The first

ACL 2015: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Rich picked Matana Roberts, Chris picked Michael Price, James picked Ian William Craig, David picked Holly Herndon and Joe picked Heroin in Tahiti.  But this year’s #1, one of the longest albums ever recorded, drew support from across the board.

ACL 2015: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Rich picked Matana Roberts, Chris picked Michael Price, James picked Ian William Craig, David picked Holly Herndon and Joe picked Heroin in Tahiti.  But this year’s #1, one of the longest albums ever recorded, drew support from across the board.

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ Ütopiya?

Certain albums lend themselves to certain natural environments: home listening, club, car ride, airline trip.  Ütopiya? is the perfect album for a stroll through an urban environment.  I realized this last week while walking in Manhattan with my iPod.  Unlike

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ Ütopiya?

Certain albums lend themselves to certain natural environments: home listening, club, car ride, airline trip.  Ütopiya? is the perfect album for a stroll through an urban environment.  I realized this last week while walking in Manhattan with my iPod.  Unlike