Plains

Plains by Alistair Sung marries technology with classical technique to create a unique cinematic sound. Plains is about hybridizing Alistair Sung’s nonclassical interests with his classical ones. He uses a palette of cello and electronics…

…And the Birds Will Sing at Sunrise

Josh Semans' electroacoustic sound mirrors nature's sublime qualitiesJosh Semans describes his debut album, titled ...And the Birds will Sing at Sunrise, as a meditation on the environment. The album's excellent sleeve artwork illustrates this point…

A Quiet Space Between Places

A Quiet Space Between Places by Wildes Kind is a gradient of musical experience enriched by the sounds of familiar spaces.It’s easy to ignore the qualities of the spaces we inhabit and travel through on…

Astoria

Astoria by Jochen Tiberius Koch chronicles the life of a building. Its story illuminates a compelling narrative of the 20th Century and the objects left behind by progress. It's difficult to visualize what it was…

Static Motion

Static Motion by Voga shows us that language sometimes fails at communicating greatness.There are just some things that words can’t adequately describe. However, this doesn't stop us from trying. The tools available, nouns, adjectives, verbs,…

MARANASATI 19111

Nina Keith’s debut album MARANASATI 19111 makes the complex topics of memory and death accessible. The subject matter of Nina Keith's debut album, MARANASATI 19111, is a heavy one. Maranasati is the Buddhist concept of…

Malam

Wilson Trouvé combines tradition and personality to form a contemporary evocation of the night. Malam is the Indonesian word for night. As musical inspirations go, the night is an old muse. The idea that music…

Music for Staying Warm

Music for Staying Warm by Justin Wright is a meditation on acceptance. Cadence is a common term in the vocabulary of composers, however, to the average listener, like myself, it’s a foreign concept. Cadence is…

Departure

Departure by Belle Chen is an exciting journey of preternatural sounds both familiar and foreign. Listening to Departure by Belle Chen is like exploring a remote soundworld. Although her palette is acoustic the sounds that…

Bells For Splitting Reality

Bells For Splitting Reality by Olof Cornéer is a focused journey of contemporary piano arpeggios set against a generous canvas of negative space. Bells For Splitting Reality by Olof Cornéer doesn't rely on a narrative…

Ydun

Ydun by Jonathan Slaatto and Carsten Dahl is a duet of piano and cello energized by the improvisational techniques of Jazz. Nils Blommér (1816–1853), Idun and Brage (1846), oil on canvas, 94.5 x 67.5 cm,…

CRACAU

Writer and musician Björn Gögge combines digital and analog sounds to craft an album of pure poetry. Photo Credit Jakob Kielgaß Björn Gögge is a writer and slam poet but his album CRACAU has no…