Various Artists – Realismo Mágico

Valencia’s Piano and Coffee Records is part of an international collective “working together for the love of art.” The group’s goal, according to its website is to “push boundaries and creative conversation.” To date, the imprint’s contribution to that conversation has featured a sophisticated mix of ambient, electronic and new classical works. Peru’s Sergio Diaz … Continue reading Various Artists – Realismo Mágico

The Moderns ep. 169

Contemporary music from around the world. A Distant Shore - Downbrown 0.00 These Liminal Days - Space 1.3 5.26 Warnecke & Marco - Bhima 9.52 Sonmi451 - Exoplanet 16.31 Ordos Mk.0 - Reanimation 21.10 Xordox - Croydon 25.49 Giacomelli - Mother Box 31.00 Peak Bleak - Plastic Love - Lado A 35.05 Caterina Barbieri - Knot of Spirit feat. Lyra Pramuk 48.39 Vasconcelos Sentimento … Continue reading The Moderns ep. 169

Friday Five: July 30, 2021

Five new releases you need to know: João Alegria - Vertical (2011/2021) (combustão lenta records.)José Lencastre Nau Quartet + Pedro Carneiro - Thoughts Are Things (Phonogram Unit)metra.vestlud - ∞ (Kofla Tapes)Vasconcelos Sentimento - Furto (Far Out Recordings)Sonmi451 - Seven Signals in the Sky (laaps) Plus one, from The Moderns archive: Dakota Suite & Quentin Sirjacq … Continue reading Friday Five: July 30, 2021

These Liminal Days – Empty Spaces I

Peter Wood is a professor of theatre at the University of Mississippi. He earned his doctorate in theatre history and performance studies a bit further north, at the University of Pittsburgh. Besides teaching, Wood remains active in the field – he directs and composes sound design works for theatre productions. He also records ambient music … Continue reading These Liminal Days – Empty Spaces I

The Moderns ep. 168

Contemporary music from around the world. The Tape Recorders - Equidistant 0.00 Mesías Maiguashca - Ayayayayay 4.11 Menhir - Osiris 19.15 Ivano Pecorini - I Have Never Realized It Was You 23.29 Frédéric D. Oberland - Ravages 1.02.48 The Allegorist - Unlimited Dedication (Headless Horseman Rework) 1.09.25 TrillaVelt - Infierno 1.14.49 pleasure - Sublimation 1.16.51 D'Marc Cantu & Danny Passarella - Un-Searchable 1.20.08 Yellow6 … Continue reading The Moderns ep. 168

Friday Five: July 23, 2021

Five new releases you need to know: kj - saturnalia (Polar Seas Recordings)Mesías Maiguashca - Música para cinta magnética (​+​) instrumentos (1967​-​1989) (Buh Records)Frédéric D. Oberland - Même Soleil (IIKKI)Yui Onodera - Suisei (Dragon's Eye Recordings)Paper Relics - Emersion (Whitelabrecs) Plus one, from The Moderns archive: Masahiro Sugaya - Horizon Vol. 1 (Light in the … Continue reading Friday Five: July 23, 2021

Discussions: Antonella Eye Porcelluzzi

Italian poet and vocalist Antonella Eye Porcelluzzi has partnered with Michael Schaffer, a fellow-poet, painter and musician, on a new disc based in part on The Tibetan Book of the Dead. She and I talked about the origins of the project, spirituality and economics. The notes that accompany the new album stress an emphasis on both … Continue reading Discussions: Antonella Eye Porcelluzzi

The Moderns ep. 167

Contemporary music from around the world. Pêtr Aleksänder - Fireworks in G 0.00 Damiana - Melted Reach 4.37 Koeosaeme - 2720217-06 12.35 Spacelab - Divinorum 15.51 Julian Sartorius - Locked Groove 014 18.28 Iannis Xenakis - Les polytopes I - Mycenae Alpha (1978) 19.29 Soloi Sounds - Translation 31.19 Asemix - Phantom Lung 36.11 The Gaye Device - Desolate Purity 42.22 Newborn Jr. & … Continue reading The Moderns ep. 167