Carl Weingarten didn’t intend to follow-up his ensemble long player Panomorphia with another ensemble album but that’s how Life Under Stars — eight years in the making — turned out.
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I don’t know about the rest of the Pat Metheny fan base, but I was pretty much unprepared for what As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls had to offer.
OK, so the sounds delivered by the project you see below don’t exactly reach the heights (or lows, depending on your listening proclivities) of a WTF! But in the case of artist Bartholomaus Traubeck, it was his idea that turned my head.
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.
You’ll need an Outlook calendar to keep up with Markus Reuter these days. The composer/guitarist has just released his latest forward-thinking ambient release with Ian Boddy, even as he preps for more dates with the Crimson ProjeKCt
For all the discussion in recent years about the current generation’s creatively unique piano/bass/drums trios such as The Bad Plus, e.s.t. and Vijay Iyer’s trio, there’s scant talk about the earliest and most unique of this batch
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