Posts Tagged: Top Ten Experimental

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Experimental

This may be where music is headed ~ but then again, maybe not.  These artists are iconoclastic in their approach to sound.  From radio waves to distortion, puppetry to improvisation, they blaze their own trails, and those who can’t keep

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Experimental

This may be where music is headed ~ but then again, maybe not.  These artists are iconoclastic in their approach to sound.  From radio waves to distortion, puppetry to improvisation, they blaze their own trails, and those who can’t keep

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

ACL 2015: Top Ten Experimental

The cool, the crazy, the distinctive ~ every artist and album has a shot here.  In this section, we celebrate music that’s clearly different from the competition.  Experiments don’t always work, but here they have; these risks have produced rewards.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Experimental

The cool, the crazy, the distinctive ~ every artist and album has a shot here.  In this section, we celebrate music that’s clearly different from the competition.  Experiments don’t always work, but here they have; these risks have produced rewards.

ACL 2014: Top Ten Experimental

The Experimental section is our home for improvisors, alchemists, and pioneers.  These composers are never satisfied with the status quo.  They seek to push music forward, and they prefer progress to popularity.  Some may eventually receive a small amount of

ACL 2014: Top Ten Experimental

The Experimental section is our home for improvisors, alchemists, and pioneers.  These composers are never satisfied with the status quo.  They seek to push music forward, and they prefer progress to popularity.  Some may eventually receive a small amount of

ACL 2013: Top Ten Experimental

What’s new?  The Experimental field has the answers: tortured tapes, disturbing images, military drums, a garden of monsters brought to life.  This selection is where to turn for the most creative and original music of the year.  You’ve been warned!

ACL 2013: Top Ten Experimental

What’s new?  The Experimental field has the answers: tortured tapes, disturbing images, military drums, a garden of monsters brought to life.  This selection is where to turn for the most creative and original music of the year.  You’ve been warned!

ACL 2012: Top Ten Experimental

Many artists claim to be experimental, simply since they experiment; but this does not make them experimental artists.  In order to be placed in this category, an artist must be wildly improvisational, incredibly creative, or straight out hard to define.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Experimental

Many artists claim to be experimental, simply since they experiment; but this does not make them experimental artists.  In order to be placed in this category, an artist must be wildly improvisational, incredibly creative, or straight out hard to define.