Today we are cheering for one of Philadelphia’s finest bands. Bardo Pond will release a new album, Volume 8, on February 2, 2018. We are fortunate that they have decided to share a track from the album ahead of time with us. “Kailish,” a rousing jam riven with flute and distorted guitars, is below.
Seeing its release today is the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra’s third volume in its “Black Manhattan” series on New World Records. The group specializes in neglected works by African American musicians from the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. The sum total of their efforts on all three of their recordings is some sixty piecesContinue reading “Out Today: Paragon Ragtime Orchestra”
Neosho’s latest video, “Time Traveler,” is part of the composition process itself. Using an Ableton patch that responds to visual images as part of the arrangement, they have created dizzying audio and video. Programming isn’t all that’s there however; there are also jocular vocals and a sax solo that could be teleported from the mid-80s.Continue reading “Neosho – Fun With Ableton (YouTube)”
Korto’s self-titled LP will be released via Six Tonnes de Chair tomorrow. Check out a stream of the recording (and a link to purchase it at Bandcamp) below.
Now, and Then Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor Pablo Márquez, guitar ECM 2485 November 17 sees the release of Now, and Then, an ECM recording of transcriptions by composers Bruno Maderna and Luciano Berio. In addition to his creative pursuits and new music advocacy, Maderna (1920-1973) was in demand as a conductorContinue reading “Maderna and Berio on ECM (CD Review)”
A video for “Ether Antenna” by Pauline Anna Strom has debuted on YouTube. Directed by Michael Candy, it features music from Strom’s new release on RVNG Intl., Trans-Millenia Music. I adore the video’s out there puppetry, which mixes the industrial and ecological in its tropes. Strom’s music is a pleasing amalgam too, of New AgeContinue reading “Pauline Anna Strom: “Ether Antenna” (Video)”
Úlfur Hansson’s new record Arborescence is out this week. The composer is originally from Iceland, but after earning a degree at Mills College now calls New York home. Arborescence is an absorbing mix of ambience electronica awash with homemade synthesizers, laconic vocals, and the talents of collaborators such as bassist Skúli Sverrisson, harpist Zeena Parkins ,Continue reading “Úlfur: “Arborescence” (Bandcamp)”