OSMR: Various Artists – This is Techno Jazz

The Jazz-O-Tech label continues to produce exceptional recordings that explore the various ways electronic music can (and should) borrow from jazz music traditions - this double LP compilation is another step forward, one that all of us turned on by innovation can dig into. Kevin Press One-sentence music reviews (OSMR) are designed to spread the … Continue reading OSMR: Various Artists – This is Techno Jazz

The Moderns ep. 113

https://www.mixcloud.com/widget/iframe/?hide_cover=1&feed=%2Fkevin-press%2Fthe-moderns-ep-113%2F Jan Burian - 20 000 pages - Main Theme I 0.00Mytrip - Eyepiece 0.52Grotta Veterano - Roseneck 5.39Prequel Tapes - Night Rain 10.34Deadbeat & Paul St. Hilaire - Yesterday's Dreams 14.49Yair Etziony - Northern Home 28.28Urban Eden - Project III 33.51Reid Willis - Childhood Wonder 3D (Crude Healing 2016) 39.44TMPLT - OUT 44.12Cousin Silas … Continue reading The Moderns ep. 113

OSMR: Vilnius Municipal Choir Jauna Muzika: Arvo Pärt – Works For Choir

https://soundcloud.com/user-277431510/arvo-part-magnificat Eleven pieces, all of them composed between 1989 and 1991, performed beautifully for conductor Remigijus Merkelys; it’s difficult to overstate the genius of Arvo Pärt – this re-release is very much in keeping with one of the great bodies of work available to new music lovers.  Kevin Press One-sentence music reviews (OSMR) are designed … Continue reading OSMR: Vilnius Municipal Choir Jauna Muzika: Arvo Pärt – Works For Choir

OSMR: Jørgen Teller – Six Scores

Jørgen Teller employs a “graphic and task-based” approach to composition in which players are provided direction specific enough to direct the piece but vague enough to open its performance up to player decision-making; this collection of six wonderful pieces demonstrates how expansive this can be as an approach to contemporary music.  Kevin Press One-sentence music … Continue reading OSMR: Jørgen Teller – Six Scores

OSMR: PC Nackt – Plunderphonia

Based on classical music piano compositions, Antonis Anissegos performed the sections into a MIDI, and then PC Nackt processed the files and played them through a pair of Yamaha Disklaviers – the process effectively merges the plunderphonics concept with live performance, producing a remarkably listenable result.  Kevin Press One-sentence music reviews (OSMR) are designed to … Continue reading OSMR: PC Nackt – Plunderphonia