A Sense of Place: Solastalgia by Rafael Anton Irisarri

“The homesickness you have when you are still at home.” That is how Australian environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht pithily explains the meaning of solastalgia, a word he coined as a way of conveying the “feeling of chronic distress caused by negatively perceived changes to a home and its landscape”. Others have referred to this feeling…

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Leandro Fresco & Rafael Anton Irisarri – La Equidistancia [ASIP]

La Equidistancia (‘the equidistance’) is an extraordinarily apt title for the first-fruits of a newly formed creative partnership between Leandro Fresco and Rafael Anton Irisarri just released by A Strangely Isolated Place. It can be seen as a nod to the meeting of creative minds over long geographical distances (Fresco in Argentina and Irisarri in New York)…

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Rafael Anton Irisarri – A Fragile Geography [Room 40]

A Fragile Geography is Rafael Anton Irisarri’s first full length album since switching coasts and recovering from the theft of his personal and professional possessions that occurred in the process. In a way only the most genuine of artists can, he went beyond simple catharsis and transmuted the experience into creative expression based on a strong conceptual…

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Album Review: Yearling by Orcas (on Morr Music)

Orcas, the duo of Benoît Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri, return with a new release on Morr Music called Yearling in which they seamlessly blend hazy, dream pop song structures with post-minimalist ambient abstractions into a single intoxicating aural confection.  For the new album, Pioulard and Irisarri team up with Martyn Heyne (of Efterklang) on guitar and piano, and Michael…

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