Modern Nature – “How to Live?

How to Live?, Modern Nature’s recorded debut, is out now on Bella Union. Modern Nature Tour Dates:Wed. Dec. 18 – Bristol, UK @ Friendly Records End Of Year PartyFri. Dec. 20 – Southend, UK @ South Records End Of Year PartyThu. Jan. 9 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping PongFri. Jan. 10 – Philadelphia, PAContinue reading “Modern Nature – “How to Live?”

Þráinn Hjálmarsson on Carrier Records (CD Review)

Þráinn Hjálmarsson Influence of Buildings on Musical Tone Caput Ensemble, Krista Thora Haraldsdottir, Icelandic Flute Ensemble, Ensemble Adapter, Nordic Affect Carrier Records Composer Þráinn Hjálmarsson’s latest CD, Influence of Buildings on Musical Tone, revels in the exploratory sound world of effects and extended techniques. That said, his work is more than an assemblage of alternativeContinue reading “Þráinn Hjálmarsson on Carrier Records (CD Review)”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Hanoi 6” (Video)

During recording sessions in Hanoi for Sex and Food, their last LP, Unknown Mortal Orchestra also worked with local musicians to create IC-01 Hanoi, a set of instrumental tracks. This collection, emphasizing jazz and Krautrock stylistic signatures, will be released October 28, 2018 on the Jagjaguwar label. Check out a teaser video for album track “Hanoi 6” below.

Low – “Rome (Always in the Dark)” (Video)

  This week, Low released a video for “Rome, Always in the Dark,” one of the tracks off of their new Sub Pop recording Double Negative (released yesterday). On Double Negative, Low, probably best known for its work as one of the premier slowcore bands, moves their music closer to an aesthetic involving deconstruction and electroacoustic elements. One saw glimmersContinue reading “Low – “Rome (Always in the Dark)” (Video)”

loadbang Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Concerts, New Focus Recording

CC: Cheering for the home team in this post (I collaborated with loadbang back in 2011 on a microtonal setting of “Prayer,” a poem by Joannie Mackowski).  Ten years ago, the members of loadbang met in the Contemporary Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music. A mixed chamber ensemble, consisting of Jeffrey Gavett, baritone, Andrew Kozar, trumpet, William Lang, trombone,Continue reading “loadbang Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Concerts, New Focus Recording”

Rimarimba – Egg Foo Young (Video)

This Fall, Freedom to Spend is presenting their first catalog deep survey of an artist’s work. The Rimarimba Collection consists of four albums from UK-based Robert Cox’s Rimarimba project: 1983’s Below The Horizon, 1984’s On Dry Land, 1985’s In The Woods, and finally, the “once-imagined, now-realized assembly” of 1988’s Light Metabolism Number Prague. Cox is still active as a musician, but these documents attestContinue reading “Rimarimba – Egg Foo Young (Video)”

James Romig – Still (CD Review)

James Romig Still Ashlee Mack, piano New World Records 80802 Composer James Romig has spent the past twenty years cultivating a body of work that embodies both rigorous structuring and a wide-ranging gestural palette. As is explained in Bruce Quaglia’s excellent liner notes for Romig’s first New World CD, Still, there is good reason forContinue reading “James Romig – Still (CD Review)”

Da Capo Players at Merkin (Concert Review)

Da Capo Chamber Players Perform a Potpourri of American Works   Da Capo Chamber Players Merkin Concert Hall June 4, 2018   NEW YORK – Themed programs and portrait concerts are all the rage these days. As such, it is refreshing when an ensemble goes eclectic, presenting a diverse array of music. Such was theContinue reading “Da Capo Players at Merkin (Concert Review)”