Do any of these artists get reviewed as "classical" music in anywhere other than the Wire? Do they get coverage in what might be described as "traditional" classical music magazines?
― djh, Wednesday, 27 January 2010 14:11 (3 years ago) Permalink
the actual boomkat category is 'classical / home listening / ambient' and it's pretty much a catch all for slow quiet stuff.
― koogs, Wednesday, 27 January 2010 14:26 (3 years ago) Permalink
Do they get coverage in what might be described as "traditional" classical music magazines?
judging from a cursory search, not at all.
― take me to your lemur (ledge), Wednesday, 27 January 2010 14:30 (3 years ago) Permalink
Never bought it myself, but I think that the BBC Music magazine (mostly classical, some jazz too) has Late Junction-type stuff in it (Late Junction being the one mainstream radio programme that plays this sorta stuff).
― We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Wednesday, 27 January 2010 14:38 (3 years ago) Permalink
Nils Frahm added to the Johann Johannsson show.
― djh, Friday, 29 January 2010 22:48 (3 years ago) Permalink
Akira Rabelais has a new album coming out soon. Everyone should listen to Eisoptrophobia. Lovely, haunted reworkings of gorgeous piano pieces from the likes of Satie et al.
― Salvador Dali Parton (Turangalila), Friday, 29 January 2010 22:56 (3 years ago) Permalink
Frahm's The Bells sounded lovely earlier while cleaning the kitchen; Johannsson's Virdulegu forsetar sounding gorgeous now (possibly my favourite classical album ever, up there with my favourite albums of any genre); have also been enjoying Valgeir Sigurdsson's Draumalandid.
― djh, Saturday, 30 January 2010 22:44 (3 years ago) Permalink
Anyone heard the Rachel Grimes album?
― djh, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 10:23 (3 years ago) Permalink
BTW, djh, thanks for starting this thread...hadn't heard Chauveau or Arnalds yet and grabbed a bunch of both. The Arnalds albums I got have rapidly become some of my favourites.
Anyone else picked up the newish Johannsson soundtrack to the film Varmints? Grabbed it on vinyl and ripped it to MP3 (guess the CD isn't out yet) but there seems to be some weird distortion that comes in on the last track of side one...not sure if that's part of the sound or whether my rip was bad...was perfectly clear up until that point. Either way, enjoyed the album.
― Sean Carruthers, Friday, 5 February 2010 03:43 (3 years ago) Permalink
the Varmints soundtrack turned up in today's boomkat newsletter (vinyl only until april it says) and actually goes by the snappy title "And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees"
― koogs, Friday, 5 February 2010 11:49 (3 years ago) Permalink
You can get Varmints on CD - it came out as a tour CD - I got my copy from Insound. It's being re-issued in the UK in April.
― djh, Friday, 5 February 2010 16:17 (3 years ago) Permalink
Free compilation that partly matches this thread's aesthetic here: http://jointhecircle.net/
― djh, Friday, 5 February 2010 20:19 (3 years ago) Permalink
nils frahm's wintermusik sounding fucking gorgeous right now (washing the dishes, glass of red on the go).
― djh, Saturday, 13 February 2010 18:54 (3 years ago) Permalink
Want to echo the Richard Skelton love upthread - Landings is great. Maybe I just don't listen to enough of this sort of thing, but the strings on it sound fantastic, there's a really earthy resonance to them.
― We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Saturday, 13 February 2010 20:46 (3 years ago) Permalink
In the mood to buy a record in this genre ... Any suggestions?
― djh, Saturday, 20 February 2010 16:59 (3 years ago) Permalink
One artist you may want to check out is Harold Budd - a lot of good albums dating back to the 70s, even. It varies a bit, from very piano-heavy to highly processed, so you'll want to preview them first I guess. I have a soft spot for Lovely Thunder and his collab with the Cocteau Twins, Moon and the Melodies but people often point to The White Arcades as a good starting point. (He also has some newer releases too which I'm somewhat less familiar with.)
― Sean Carruthers, Monday, 22 February 2010 17:24 (3 years ago) Permalink
Also you may want to check out one or more of Ryuichi Sakamoto's more recent works - I really like both BTTB and Playing the Piano for their simplicity and the nice balance between classical sensibilities and modern feel.
Have also been enjoying the Nils Frahm record Winter Musik.
― Sean Carruthers, Friday, 26 February 2010 02:37 (3 years ago) Permalink
Anyone go to any Bubbly Blue & Green events?
― djh, Sunday, 28 February 2010 13:00 (3 years ago) Permalink
Also, yes, Winter Musik is excellent. I possibly like The Bells even more.
― djh, Sunday, 28 February 2010 13:01 (3 years ago) Permalink
> Anyone go to any Bubbly Blue & Green events?
was at the Isan / Hauschka with Hildur Guðnadóttir on thursday. went for the laptop electronic (with added water driven percussion and splishy sploshy samples), stayed for the prepared piano and modified cello (surprisingly captivating).
― koogs, Sunday, 28 February 2010 21:49 (3 years ago) Permalink
another huge thumbs-up for Frahm's The Bells - this is great stuff
― Lee Dorrian Gray (J0hn D.), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 19:34 (3 years ago) Permalink
new olafur arnalds: http://www.erasedtapes.co.uk/ (though not really *getting it* so far)
― djh, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 10:54 (3 years ago) Permalink
The new Greg Haines is getting good reviews:http://www.themilkfactory.co.uk/st/2010/03/greg-haines-until-the-point-of-hushed-support-sonic-pieces/
― Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 11:00 (3 years ago) Permalink
Hauschka, the prepared piano dude i mentioned upthread slightly, is in the latest morr mailout as gigging soon.
10.05.2010 — London (GB) — Barbican ( http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=10071 )12.05.2010 — Cambridge (GB) — Junction13.05.2010 — Bristol (GB) — St George14.05.2010 — Oxford (GB) — Holywell Music Room15.05.2010 — Manchester (GB) — Band On The Wall16.05.2010 — Edinburgh (GB) — Roxy
― koogs, Wednesday, 7 April 2010 17:13 (3 years ago) Permalink
also, isan's half of the Bubbly Blue And Green gig is available from their website: www.isan.co.uk (which is a bit off topic but...)
― koogs, Thursday, 8 April 2010 11:02 (3 years ago) Permalink
Nils Frahm in Oxford tomorrow!
― djh, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:45 (3 years ago) Permalink
So I can't make the Johann Johannson show in London on May 27, anyone want a ticket? £12.50, wot a bargain.
― the big pink suede panda bear hurts (ledge), Monday, 12 April 2010 08:46 (3 years ago) Permalink
what's worth exploring on kning disk?
― djh, Monday, 12 April 2010 10:10 (3 years ago) Permalink
and were broderick and frahm the only "solo piano" releases on the label?
― djh, Saturday, 24 April 2010 21:12 (3 years ago) Permalink
Hauschka very entertaining live.
― djh, Sunday, 16 May 2010 18:28 (3 years ago) Permalink
bunch of stuff on Type Recordings, including Broderick's Float in the boomkat summer sale for £3.95:
― koogs, Wednesday, 7 July 2010 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
Have I missed anything?
― djh, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
Looking for suggestions for more stuff like Olafur Arnalds or like, say, Peter Broderick's Float - stuff that is maybe a touch less dissonant than stuff like Landings can be at times (though I love it too). Really need some more stuff that won't jangle the nerves at random intervals!
― Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 14 November 2010 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink
(Caveat: still want to stay away from new age cheeseorama.)
― Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 14 November 2010 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
I have never heard of these composers. I assume they sound something like Satie informed by minimalism with subtle O'Rourke-ish electronic touches, with higher production values and lower standards of performance technique than most 'new music'? Which could be great or not, depending.
― Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink
Pondering spending my Xmas Boomkat voucher on Third Eye Foundation's "The Dark" and Philip Jeck's "An Ark For The Listener" but do feel free to persuade me otherwise . . .
― djh, Monday, 27 December 2010 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink
Those are both really great listens tbh.
― O Permaban (NickB), Tuesday, 28 December 2010 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink
does the Akira Rabeilas' Caduceus album go here? nobody seems to have talked about it much. severely processed guitar w/ traces of field recordings and delicate AM radio interference. so nice
― missingNO, Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:30 (2 years ago) Permalink
Should start a 2011 thread but uncertain on what classical music is being bought from Boomkat this year . . . .
Had forgotten how much I enjoyed Richard Skelton's Landings (prompted to replay by The Wire).
Has anyone gone for Skura, the 20 disc box set?
― djh, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink
a bunch of the Type Recordings releases are in the winter sale, for the next week anyway.
― koogs, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
also, here's a link to the Home Listening recommendations
― koogs, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
Go for it if you want to start a new thread, but I would say make it modern classical / ambient / field recordings of rolling tumbleweed cos there's obviously lots of blurring between these things.
― ka£ka (NickB), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink
New Nils Frahm.
Can't listen to it on headphones (as recommended on the sleeve) as the scrape of pedals etc gets on my nerves too much.
Hasn't moved me as much as previous releases, so far, but it may grow on me.
― djh, Wednesday, 7 September 2011 20:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
This is lovely:
― djh, Sunday, 11 September 2011 19:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
agree..... my thoughts here
― i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 01:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
I picked up a dozen or so releases in the recent (1 mo. or so ago?) Boomkat sale... biggest winner is probably Sylvain Chauveau's The Black Book of Capitalism...... gorgeous record all around.
― i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Sunday, 18 September 2011 01:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
I do hope the ongoing Boomkat sales keeps the Type label ticking over.
― djh, Monday, 19 September 2011 21:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
― djh, Monday, 3 October 2011 20:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Came here to post that link. Nice catch. Day 2 is wonderful. Will be ordering the cd/dvd combo, myself.
― the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 21:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
The thing with announcing that this is going to be released ... what if this week's recordings are rubbish?
― djh, Thursday, 6 October 2011 22:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
enjoying this new daphne oram collection:
― take the claude bolling (get bent), Monday, 25 June 2012 00:46 (10 months ago) Permalink
is there any overlap with the Oramics 2xcd thing?
(have been to see the oramics machine in the science museum a couple of times now. but am not entirely convinced by what i've heard of the actual recorded output)
― koogs, Monday, 25 June 2012 11:37 (10 months ago) Permalink
SKURA dvd: is it a case of just putting the disc in your computer and then ripping to another format to play? is the package nice?
― djh, Monday, 2 July 2012 20:46 (10 months ago) Permalink
packaging is fairly nice iirc. dvd is properly tagged mp3 files, just drag and drop to your computer.
― toby, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 11:48 (10 months ago) Permalink
v tempting. i don't think i can bring myself to commission one of those one off cd box sets ...
― djh, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 16:46 (10 months ago) Permalink
Pleased with SKURA although I'd probably have preferred finished CDs.
The new album is very good, too.
― djh, Monday, 16 July 2012 20:07 (10 months ago) Permalink
Working my way through SKURA.
Any thoughts on it?
― djh, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 19:00 (10 months ago) Permalink
A cracker - and the literal embodiment of this thread - http://boomkat.com/cds/556557-morton-feldman-crippled-symmetry-at-june-in-buffalo
― Terabytes of FLACS of screaming (Call the Cops), Sunday, 29 July 2012 19:47 (9 months ago) Permalink
SKURA was fifty quid well spent. Some beautiful stuff on there - though I have to confess I had to copy it all onto CD.
― djh, Tuesday, 31 July 2012 19:27 (9 months ago) Permalink
Some new Richard Skelton oddities:
― djh, Thursday, 20 September 2012 18:14 (7 months ago) Permalink
New Nils Frahm:
― djh, Sunday, 23 September 2012 18:10 (7 months ago) Permalink
Michael Tanner on his new album:
The Cloisters, Michael reveals, was conceived during a time of deep personal dissatisfaction with the drone/ambient/classical minimalist ‘scene’ – one seemingly populated by “the same 30 blokes, making the same music in Ableton [loop-based music software], more often than not sporting the same beard. It was made under an awareness that I was lumped in with them, and internalising if/how I was really so different. It became an attempt to see if I could retain the style of music I’ve been making for 12 years now, but still try and get out of the box, so to speak.”
Never really thought about the process behind making this music and/or Ableton. Can we name the 30 blokes?
― djh, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:38 (6 months ago) Permalink
There's another Skelton album, too, by the way.
― djh, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:39 (6 months ago) Permalink
More importantly can we name the beard?
― itt: 'splaining men (ledge), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 19:06 (6 months ago) Permalink
Haven't managed to work out who any of these bearded people might be.
― djh, Sunday, 11 November 2012 11:08 (6 months ago) Permalink
This sounds nice ...
― djh, Monday, 24 December 2012 22:04 (4 months ago) Permalink