The "classical" music you buy from Boomkat (2010): a thread to discuss Sylvain Chauveau, Johann Johannsson, Peter Broderick, Olafur Arnalds and others

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Can't stand the voice on *AR.

djh, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 21:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah i can see that but she doesnt bother me

new record 'griis' on low point is p rad btw

Lamp, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 01:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Was that A Winged Victory For the Sullen on Countryfile, just now?

djh, Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

I could imagine buying SKURA in a moment of weakness thought not fully keen on the idea of buying MP3s.

djh, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

The new Richard Skelton, Verses Of Birds, is fantastic, very striking and rich but rather dreamy at the same time.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 21 June 2012 11:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

enjoying this new daphne oram collection:

take the claude bolling (get bent), Monday, 25 June 2012 00:46 (3 years 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 (3 years 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 (3 years 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 (3 years 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 (3 years 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

Working my way through SKURA.

Any thoughts on it?

djh, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 19:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

A cracker - and the literal embodiment of this thread -

Terabytes of FLACS of screaming (Call the Cops), Sunday, 29 July 2012 19:47 (3 years 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Some new Richard Skelton oddities:

djh, Thursday, 20 September 2012 18:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

New Nils Frahm:

djh, Sunday, 23 September 2012 18:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

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 (3 years ago) Permalink

There's another Skelton album, too, by the way.

djh, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

More importantly can we name the beard?

itt: 'splaining men (ledge), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 19:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

Haven't managed to work out who any of these bearded people might be.

djh, Sunday, 11 November 2012 11:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

This sounds nice ...

djh, Monday, 24 December 2012 22:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Some new-old Richard Skelton:

djh, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Weird. Would have had Skelton down as popular on here.

djh, Sunday, 2 June 2013 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think he is? But I don't ever hear his stuff when it comes out - by a long-standing arrangement, my wife buys it and keeps it until my birthday/Christmas. So probably I'll have something to say about it in January!

toby, Monday, 3 June 2013 05:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

I really like the new Olafur Arnalds album, but it is very straightforward in a way that a lot of the stuff in this thread (at least, the stuff I am familiar with) doesn't seem to be.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 27 October 2013 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Any thoughts on the new Nils Frahm?

djh, Monday, 18 November 2013 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Must admit I prefer him when he is just tapping away at the keys than we he is doing anything more than this.

djh, Monday, 18 November 2013 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

"when" not "we"

djh, Monday, 18 November 2013 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, i was blown away listening to 'says' the other day and checked out some other pieces...i love the more percussive, effected-out, synth-heavy pieces a lot, but the piano-only ones i heard don't hit me as hard.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 18 November 2013 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Says is awesome, really into the rest of the album too. Great bedtime listening.

comic sbans soref (wins), Monday, 18 November 2013 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I swear, I have never heard of Nils Frahm, and suddenly he is EVERYWHERE this week. Will have to investigate further.
I am enjoying Toilet Brushes!

Lo Ambient Limit Switch (doo dah), Thursday, 21 November 2013 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

How was the Olafur Arnalds album?

djh, Thursday, 19 December 2013 07:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

* I think he is? But I don't ever hear his stuff when it comes out - by a long-standing arrangement, my wife buys it and keeps it until my birthday/Christmas. So probably I'll have something to say about it in January!

― toby, Monday, June 3, 2013 5:49 AM (6 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink*

How was Xmas, toby?

djh, Sunday, 29 December 2013 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think it's been saved for my birthday (next week)...

toby, Sunday, 29 December 2013 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Happy Birthday toby ...

djh, Wednesday, 1 January 2014 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ I hope she didn't renege on the arrangement ...

djh, Saturday, 11 January 2014 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Jacaszek album ... can't figure out how to order a copy from Poland, mind.

djh, Thursday, 16 January 2014 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

djh, Thursday, 23 January 2014 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ New Johann Johannsson

djh, Thursday, 23 January 2014 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Right then ... I've got a £20 voucher to spend at Boomkat. Half might go on a Jacaszek re-issue. The rest?

djh, Saturday, 25 January 2014 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do you already have the latest Olafur Arnalds disc? That one particularly resonated with me. His seasoning of the album with the occasional song works really well.

doug watson, Saturday, 25 January 2014 23:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ This is very nice, by the way.

djh, Monday, 3 February 2014 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Loving this and the album it comes from:

djh, Tuesday, 11 March 2014 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

This album has been knocking me out today - Hildur Gudnadottir: Saman, released a couple of weeks ago.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Sunday, 20 July 2014 05:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Need more of this type of thing...

Ned Trifle X, Thursday, 31 July 2014 22:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Anything good/recent?

djh, Friday, 22 August 2014 17:05 (1 year ago) Permalink


djh, Sunday, 24 August 2014 16:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

There's a new ep just released by Lucy Claire. It's only two tracks and three remixes but it's kinda great overall. Wish she'd make a full album soon.

doug watson, Sunday, 24 August 2014 19:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Did anyone get into Lubomyr Melnyk's Corollaries?

djh, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

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