Going Solo

Nils Frahm is a modern classical composer who seems to be everywhere I look. At least two complications I have brought recently have featured this piano player’s delicate and haunting compositions, as well as a soundtrack to the film ‘Victoria’ and an album released early this year as a free download called ‘Solo’. ‘Solo’ is …

Max Richter

The reinvention of classic music has often been an embarrassing cultural void. Whether it was Emerson Lake and Palmer reimagining Mussorgsky’s Pictures in an Exhibition or Sky repurposing Bach. So the thought of someone recreating Vivaldi’s Four Season’s didn’t exactly fill my heart with joy. Until I heard it. What we get it turns out …

Opening

‘Opening’ is an album that would probably slip under the radar of most music lovers. Yet this dreamy piece of ambient music is right up there with Harold Budd and Brian Eno. Created by San Francisco based Christopher Willits it meshes both analogue and digital worlds into one by taking guitar lines and harmonies and …

River of Forgetfulness

A celestial choir has descended on my Brooklyn apartment. I hear it echoing through the cracks in the ceiling and bouncing off the hardwood floor. On closer inspection, I find this heavenly sound turns out to be coming from my very own wireless speakers, courtesy of Julianna Barwick Her new album ‘Nepenthe’ is named after …