Here’s one well worth repeated listenings: TALsounds’ Love Sick (via Ba da Bing). Analog synths, overdubbed voices, and generous melodic writing all mix together in a heady concoction of synths of yesteryear and the live loops of today.
Pianist R. Andrew Lee has released a new EP on Irritable Hedgehog. It is a recording of composer/improviser Ryan Oldham’s Inner Monologues (Venn Diagram of Six Pitches). The hexachord in question is presented in slow-paced fashion, appearing throughout the keyboard in configurations of varying densities. There certainly are links between Oldham and the Wandelweiser Collective and Morton Feldman in terms of the slowContinue reading “Andrew Lee – “Inner Monologues (Venn Diagram of Six Pitches)””
Lovesick, TALsounds‘ latest recording, is out on June 2nd via Bada Bing Records.
Vibraphone, piano, and glissando strings open the seven-minute long post-rock track “Sunsight.” The band, Golden Retriever, has always incorporated contemporary classical sounds and gestures into its music, but a surprise is the jazzy cast of the bass clarinet solo that follows the introduction. It appears in the foreground; the aforementioned textures are then backgrounded alongside keyboard glissandos. TheContinue reading “Golden Retriever: “Sunsight” (Bandcamp)”
Wooden Wand’s latest recording, Clipper Ship, is out May 5th on Three Lobed Recordings. Check it out via Bandcamp below.
Burning the Threshold, the new LP by Six Organs of Admittance is out February 24th.
This week, Guy Blakeslee (who records for Thrill Jockey as ENTRANCE) released a single titled “Not Gonna’ Say Your Name.” The song protests Friday’s presidential inauguration (lyrics below). Proceeds from downloads and streams benefit Planned Parenthood. On Valentine’s Day, he will be playing on a benefit concert for the organization (details below). Blakeslee penned an article for Talkhouse in which he discusses theContinue reading “ENTRANCE Releases Single to Benefit Planned Parenthood (Bandcamp)”
Jeremy Bible’s latest, via Bandcamp:
Mikel Rouse’s Metronome project has been in heavy rotation around these parts. His latest album, Take Down, had a five-year long gestation. Given the varied reference points, one can hear why. Two parts sci-fi electronica, one part postmodern amalgam (including field recordings), topped off with Rouse’s surefire vocals: most worthy of investigation. Save
Nick Zammuto’s Veryone EP is out on Temporary Residence Ltd.