John Paul Jones always brought an avant-garde bent to his work with Led Zeppelin, something he’s more fully exploring with Helde Sten on their outlandishly named, and even more outlandishly conceived new Minibus Pimps project.
John Lurie is a musician, a composer, an accomplished painter, and an actor. For good measure, toss in raconteur and all-around Internet wise guy.
For non-musicians, the creative process can be something of a mystery. The composer has all of that training about melody, harmony, scales, time signatures, and chord progressions — and out of that the musical ideas are born…somehow. The truth is that while the process can indeed be opaque (sometimes even to the composer), it’s not necessarily loaded down with music’sRead More
Teitur is the work of 36-year-old Faroese singer-songwriter Teitur Lassen, who returns with his sixth album Story Music — a very dark project, just right for winter evenings.
Vangelis is that rarest of soundtrack artists, one who can create not just involving themes but complete musical worlds that stand apart from the films to which they were originally attached.
James Hrabak turns the suddenly resurgent shoegaze subgenre on its heels, then shoves it out on the dance floor, with a new self-titled, beats-focused EP.
Something Else! Interview: Tangerine Dream’s Edgar Froese on stars, Brian May and defying categorization
Over a period of ever-shifting lineups, Edgar Froese has remained the stalwart mastermind of Tangerine Dream — always pushing the envelope, always searching for that next sound. The latest ones come from deep, deep space
The celestial tones of “Emerald and Lime,” the opening track on Brian Eno’s Small Craft on a Milk Sea, would fit snugly on Music for Films or Another Green World. It feels like familiar ground
Exclusive stream: Roger Eno with Plumbline, “Pulling Strings” from Endless City/Concrete Garden (2013)
Roger Eno, the romanticist brother of Brian Eno, returns to his collaboration with experimental artist Plumbline — who spent a long period before their first duo effort capturing verite sounds at intersections in New York City.
People who have a rigid conception of what music is (read: chords, harmony, melody) are often surprised to learn that musical inspiration can materialize from very unlikely sources