Posts Tagged: Village Green

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Electronic

One of 2020’s greatest ironies was a surge in dance music ~ while clubs were being shuttered across the globe.  The surge reflected the desire to dance, and people didn’t stop dancing, happily demonstrated by Berlin’s drive-in raves.  Others danced

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Electronic

One of 2020’s greatest ironies was a surge in dance music ~ while clubs were being shuttered across the globe.  The surge reflected the desire to dance, and people didn’t stop dancing, happily demonstrated by Berlin’s drive-in raves.  Others danced

Snow Palms ~ Land Waves

Last year we reviewed Everything Ascending, a double-sided EP from the rejuvenated Snow Palms, our first sampling of the act as an official duo (and an unofficial quartet).  The title track is included on Land Waves, but a pleasant surprise is that

Snow Palms ~ Land Waves

Last year we reviewed Everything Ascending, a double-sided EP from the rejuvenated Snow Palms, our first sampling of the act as an official duo (and an unofficial quartet).  The title track is included on Land Waves, but a pleasant surprise is that

Ben Chatwin ~ The Hum

The timbres of Ben Chatwin may sound intimidating, but their back story reveals their benign nature.  The Hum amplifies sounds that may normally go unheard, the “hidden frequencies” detected by dogs and birds: power grids, radio waves, erased signals from blank tapes.

Ben Chatwin ~ The Hum

The timbres of Ben Chatwin may sound intimidating, but their back story reveals their benign nature.  The Hum amplifies sounds that may normally go unheard, the “hidden frequencies” detected by dogs and birds: power grids, radio waves, erased signals from blank tapes.

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Some of the year’s most ambitious projects are found in this category, crisscrossing the globe from the history of Appalachia to the future of Australia.  Visual poems tell deep stories; singers connect to folklore and spirit.  And everywhere, there are

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Some of the year’s most ambitious projects are found in this category, crisscrossing the globe from the history of Appalachia to the future of Australia.  Visual poems tell deep stories; singers connect to folklore and spirit.  And everywhere, there are

Max de Wardener ~ Kolmar

The music of Max de Wardener is impossible to pin down, as he gallops between instruments and styles.  This makes Kolmar an intriguing listen, with enough ideas for two releases; and it could be argued that it should be two, as the differences are so delineated.

Max de Wardener ~ Kolmar

The music of Max de Wardener is impossible to pin down, as he gallops between instruments and styles.  This makes Kolmar an intriguing listen, with enough ideas for two releases; and it could be argued that it should be two, as the differences are so delineated.

Thomas William Hill ~ Grains of Space

Thomas William Hill won our hearts with his 2017 release Asylum for Eve.  His new album extends the romance.  By continuing to incorporate non-standard instruments (such as kalimba, Tibetan singing bowl, and metallophone), the artist deepens the route he established with Origamibiro,

Thomas William Hill ~ Grains of Space

Thomas William Hill won our hearts with his 2017 release Asylum for Eve.  His new album extends the romance.  By continuing to incorporate non-standard instruments (such as kalimba, Tibetan singing bowl, and metallophone), the artist deepens the route he established with Origamibiro,

Ben Chatwin ~ Altered Signals

One of the great experiments of the past few years continues as Ben Chatwin pours his music into yet another container.  The process began with Staccato Signals in 2018, as the artist invited a string quartet to participate in the compositional process.  After a

Ben Chatwin ~ Altered Signals

One of the great experiments of the past few years continues as Ben Chatwin pours his music into yet another container.  The process began with Staccato Signals in 2018, as the artist invited a string quartet to participate in the compositional process.  After a