AMN Picks of the Week: Gauci, Eisenberg & Mela / Nyctalllz / Natasha Barrett / Chemical Resistance / Gianluca Becuzzi

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended. Gauci / Eisenberg / Mela – Live at Scholes Street Studio (2022)Nyctalllz … Continue reading AMN Picks of the Week: Gauci, Eisenberg & Mela / Nyctalllz / Natasha Barrett / Chemical Resistance / Gianluca Becuzzi

AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett – Diabolus/Ras (2022; Bandcamp)

Excellent!  Even though it’s been only a few months since her last full-length album (the brilliant Heterotopia on Persistence of Sound) we are again served with another drop of un-released or, in this case, out of print music from Natasha Barrett.  I’ve been doing ongoing coverage of her works, both past and present on AMN … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett – Diabolus/Ras (2022; Bandcamp)

AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett – Heterotopia (2022; Persistence of Sound)

The Acousmatic world enters 2022 with another marvelous release by Natasha Barrett, this time with a full-length album on the Persistence of Sound label.  Heterotopia presents us with three pieces of wonderful sound art, all having the typical “repeat listen” qualities I’ve come to expect from her music.  (I’ve written extensively about some of her … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett – Heterotopia (2022; Persistence of Sound)

AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett / Tanja Orning – Symbiosis (2002; Bandcamp)

Symbiosis was composed by Barrett back in 2002 and was originally released on Orning’s Cellotronics album in 2005.  This version has updated electronics and is a terrific 18-minute portrait of Barrett’s use of current sound processing and spatialization technology along with Orning’s fiery cello playing.  I’ve never heard the 2005 release so I can’t compare … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett / Tanja Orning – Symbiosis (2002; Bandcamp)

AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett – Subliminal Throwback (2021; Bandcamp)

Natasha Barrett has recently started a Bandcamp page and, so far has released three works that have not had an album release.  All three are in binaural sound and all come highly recommended. Her latest is an installation piece called Subliminal Throwback.  The site-specific piece was composed for a small outdoor amphitheater in Oslo which … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett – Subliminal Throwback (2021; Bandcamp)

AMN Reviews: Beatriz Ferreyra and Natasha Barrett – Souvenirs Cachés / Innermost (2021; Persistence of Sound)

Since I’ve reviewed single releases by both of these composers recently, I was highly anticipating this split release that has just become available on Persistence of Sound.  Given my high regard for both, this was like a present just for me (yay!!!).  Thus, my excitement when I first heard about this project was quite high, … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Beatriz Ferreyra and Natasha Barrett – Souvenirs Cachés / Innermost (2021; Persistence of Sound)

AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett – Bouteilles de Klein (2010; empreintes DIGITALes)

This double disc set which is in DVD audio and various surround formats will give you a huge helping (over 3 hours) of Natasha Barrett’s sound world.  Here we have large scale fixed medium pieces, shorter works of her “micro climates” installations, and, as far as I’m concerned, the reason to own this set, two larger … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett – Bouteilles de Klein (2010; empreintes DIGITALes)