An incredible collection of music and musicians centered on the theme of compassion.
Choral music off power and delicacy
Very moving music that will take you to the cosmos
“Seven Responses” The Crossing/ Donald Nally – Innova/ EDIE HILL: Clay Jug – The Crossing/Donald Nally – Navona
Two new and amazing releases from this wonderful vocal ensemble. “Seven Responses” = CAROLINE SHAW: To the Hands; HANS THOMALLA: I come near you; PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: Ad cor; ANNA THORSVALDSDOTTIR: Ad genua/To the knees; DAVID T. LITTLE: dress in magic amulets, dark, from My feet; SANTA RATNIECE: My soul will sink within me; LEWIS SPRATLAN: […]
Maya Beiser, cello – “Transclassical” = Works of BACH, REED, WOLFE, HILDEGARD VON BINGEN & Others – Innova
Maya Beiser, “Transclassical” = J.S. BACH: Air; MICHAEL GORDON: All Vows; IMOGEN HEAP: Hide and Seek; GLENN KOTCHE: Three Parts Wisdom; LOU REED: Heroin; JULIA WOLFE: Emunah; MOHAMMED FAIROUZ: Kol Nidrei; DAVID T. LITTLE: Hellhound; HILDEGARD von BINGEN: O Virtus Sapientae – Maya Beiser, cello, vocal, electronics – Innova 952 [Distr. by Naxos], 65:41, (6/29/16) […]
BORA YOON: “Sunken Cathedral” = O viridissima virga; Father Time; Finite Infinity; In paradisum; Jansori Pansori; O Pastor Animarum; Speratus; Little Box of Horrors; Weights and Balances; Semaphone Conductus; New American Theater; Doppler Dreams – Bora Yoon, artist & composer/others – Innova CD or double-vinyl
No resemblance at all to Debussy’s cathedral – sunken or not.
MASON BATES: “Stereo is King” = Stereo is King; Observer in the Magellanic Cloud; Difficult Bamboo; Terrycloth Troposphere; String Band; White Lies for Lomax – Mason Bates, electronica/Chanticleer/Musicians from the Chicago Sym. Orch./The Claremont Trio/Tania Stavreva, p. – Innova
Very interesting and diverse work kind of hooks you to this name you should know.
Not really music; an unusual audio exploration of environments and stories.
Traveling through the mind’s ear.
A 45 rpm 12″ effort, but not necessarily appealing to all audiophiles with good turntables.
Wild Songs = STEVE HEITZEG: Wild Songs; Three Graces for Hildur; Loveblessing; Is Everybody Else Alright?; LORI LAITMAN: Four Emily Dickinson Songs – Polly Butler Cornelius, sop./ Victoria Fischer Faw, piano; Heather Barrington & Patti Cudd, percussion – Innova
Interesting and sometimes very moving music, but far too limited for a debut album.
“Colliding Objects: Music by DAVID KECHLEY” = Dancing; Design and Construction; Untimely Passages; Available Light; Colliding Objects – Innova
Colorful, engaging. David Kechley’s music may not give you a lot to cogitate on, but it is certainly ear-tickling.
ALEXANDER BERNE: ‘Self Referentials, Volumes 1 & 2’ – Alexander Berne & The Abandoned Orchestra– Innova Records – Innova (2 CDs)
Impossible to describe but must hear.
MCLEAN: “Soundworlds” = Concerto: States of Being; Ritual of the Dawn; Demons of the Night; Magic at Zanadu (MAX); Ice Canyons; Rainforest Images II – Barton McLean, keyboards/computer/ Ensemble – Innova
A new music composer strongly into ambient/environmental sounds as well as electronics.
“Final Cut: Film Music for Four Guitars” – The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet – Chandos“Thrum” – Minneapolis Guitar Quartet – Innova
Two terrific guitar quartet CDs at one time!
“One: Chamber Music of Kurt Rohde” – KURT ROHDE: Violin Concertino; One: One; Double Trouble; 4 Remixes – Soloists/Left Coast Ens./ Empyrean Ens. – Innova
Edgy, as expected of Innova releases, but in a chamber music confine, with deep lyricism.
‘The Eleanor Hovda Collection’ = ELEANOR HOVDA: Ariadne Music; Coastal Traces; Sound Around the Sound; Excavations – var. performers – Innova (4 CDs)
A dense organic blend that sounds like New Age meets Stockhausen.
There’s a distinct possibility that LeBaron’s improvisations are so abstract, so spontaneous and so solipsistic that they are not music in any traditional sense.
Be patient and the listening is hypnotically compelling!
This interesting, complex music requires total concentration at least.
Moving, beautiful music from a surprising source.
Prester John: Desire for a Straight Line – Shawn Persinger, acoustic guitar/ David Miller, mandolin – Innova
Boredom will not happen.