[Music] Cousin Silas – Ballard Landscapes 5

Cousin Silas is one of the leading lights of the underground bedroom ambient scene.  Like so many of these characters (whose work I highly regard), he releases a lot of music, but somehow manages to maintain a sense of purpose of each and every release.  These are crafted slabs of spacey, rich music for minds […]

[Music] Gisèle – Gaston

Montreal-based band Gisèle were one of the first purchases I made on Bandcamp, so it’s quite nice to see their name pop up on my feed after a long, quiet absence.  It’s a mish-mash of improvisational music, post-rock and progressive rock done tastefully.  Two tracks only, but the listening is good and engaging.

[Music] Radare – Der Endless Dream

There’s always a band that manages to slip into the cracks, no matter how carefully I try to research what’s new.  Take Radare for instance – a band out of Wiesbaden, Germany, who specialize in a noir-jazz (maybe darkjazz?) style that reminds me of Die Haut, who gained fame collaborating with Nick Cave a lifetime […]

[Music] Eleni Karaindrou: David (ECM New Series 2221) — between sound and space: ECM Records and Beyond

Eleni Karaindrou David Kim Kashkashian viola Irini Karagianni mezzo-soprano Tassis Christoyannopoulos baritone Vangelis Christopoulos oboe Stella Gadedi flute Marie-Cécile Boulard clarinet Sonia Pisk bassoon Vangelis Skouras French horn Sokratis Anthis trumpet Maria Bildea harp Katerina Ktona harpsichord ERT Choir Antonis Kontogeorgiou choirmaster Camerata Orchestra Alexandros Myrat conductor Concert production: The Athens Concert Hall Recorded live […] […]

[Music] Sonologyst – Phantoms

Our friend and impresario of one of the finest experimental record labels on Earth has just released his latest project. Raffaele Pezzella’s Sonologyst continues down the road of melding experimental music and field recordings into a hazy cocktail worthy of two or three shots of absinthe.  This is dream music if you’re into rough, surreal […]

Anthony Braxton

Originally posted on harmonicsdb:
“My friends call me Anthony ‘Beefheart Boy’ Braxton!” he says cheerfully. “He was totally creative,” Braxton says of the late Captain Beefheart. “His compositions were outrageously beautiful and original. His ensemble was really special. Some people talk of Captain Beefheart as a far-out rock musician, but when I think of Beethoven,…