Janne Hanhisuanto is an ambient music composer out of Finland. His soundscapes are about as bleak as his homeland. What I enjoy most about his work is that it hovers somewhere between 5 and 9 minutes, and it gives one time to really let the mind enjoy each and every pulse of this work. I’m […]
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A free (Name Your Own Price) for now download from Mr. Roach This Place To Be centers in on a sweet spot of serenity with a sense of perfect weightlessness and contentment, nowhere else to be but here.CD with download and name your price for the a few days on…
This is something of a revelation to me. Until the good folks at Kalamine Records (run by Zumaia) told me about him, he was off my radar. This I count as a loss, because Philippe Simon brings a vibrant, updated sound to the Berlin School of electronic music which peaked with artists like Klaus Schulze, Mario […]
American composer Charles Wuorinen passed away a couple of days ago. Here is a sample of his compositional prowess, along with a rather well-done interview. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for the purely electronic piece, Time’s Encomium. Rest in peace, Charles.
If you are patient, you will indeed run into a charmingly freaky (or freakishly charming) release on Bandcamp. Today, I want to introduce you to The Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble. They hail from North Korea, of all places, and they have a catalog of at least 85 CDs available. This compilation, release by the Manchester-based Maybles […]
The cover art grabbed my attention, I have to admit. This is one of those times where I probably would have passed this up without the shockingly surreal cover art and cheesy tune titles, but I’m glad I stopped by. Yeong Choi is a pianist, programmer and composer from Seoul, South Korea who puts up […]
Considering this release, featuring guitarist David Torn and synthesizer player Drew Schlesinger, was made in 1978, I’m astounded as to how fresh it sounds. There are a few spots where the recording might be a touch thin (I’m playing this album on the speakers of a relatively new iMac), but overall, this is very solid, […]