Lucy Claire – Collaborations No.2 [This Is It Forever]

Lucy Claire is a London based composer originally from the North East of England. She trained at London’s Royal College of Music and has collaborated with many filmmakers, choreographers and artists, but it is best known to me through her work released on This Is It Forever Records – the binaural modern classical soundscapes of…

Travelogue 2015-49: Signals and Resonances

A quiet space and a good pair of headphones are recommended for this group of albums that share an intent to capture signals, noise, and resonances and sculpt them into fascinating sonic narratives. Featuring Sustainer, José Soberanes, Kate Carr, Arovane, & Porya Hatami. 

Sound Impression: Sebastian Plano – Open Recording Sessions

Born in Argentina and based in Berlin, Sebastian Plano is a modern classical composer and multi-instrumentalist who has produced two notable albums that will resonate strongly with fans of the work of Max Richter, Nils Frahm, and Ólafur Arnalds. Recently he was filmed performing a series of mesmerizing open recording sessions at Superbudda in Turin, Italy. Switching…

Travelogue 2015-39: A Modern Classical Sunday

Any day is a good day for listening to modern classical, but somehow it seems especially perfect for Sundays. In this travelogue we’ll look at four wonderful recent releases that can fill many Sundays to come with joyful listening.  The featured artists are Masayoshi Fujita, Jacob David, Jane Antonia Cornish, and Michael Vincent Waller. 

John Lemke – Nomad Frequencies [Denovali]

Experimental musicians are all nomads of a sort, free spirits always seeking out new realms of sound to explore and inhabit, but usually they prompt and challenge themselves to this exploration of their own choosing. It is the mark of an innately talented and dedicated artist to draw musical inspiration from unwelcome circumstances forced upon them, as is the…

Travelogue Week 2015-17: Cello. You Had Me at Cello.

This week’s travelogue shines a spotlight on the cello with a look at seven albums released over the past year either made by a cellist or prominently featuring the instrument and spanning a diverse range of moods and styles from tender romanticism to cinematic and post-industrial soundscapes.  Also featured is a new cloudcast called Deep Resonance including tracks from each of these…

Album Preview: Marsen Jules Trio – Présence Acousmatique

As the oppressive summer heat begins to settle in, an album that promises “atmospheric soundsculptures between ambient, avantgarde-classic and modern jazz” sounds like a cool and inviting proposition. This is an entrancing preview from “Présence Acousmatique”, the new album from Marsen Jules Trio, now available as a digital release on the Oktaf Music & Art…