Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

itsnotyouitsme, Walled Gardens (New Amsterdam)
Take two perfectly lovely voices each abandoning their respective egos to harmonize and therewith, you have something greater – listen to Simon & Garfunkel. A duet allows for thoughts developed individually to immediately be responded to, expanding upon and improved. Walled Gardens is essentially a… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 08:28, 30 Mar 2009

Isnaj Dui, Patterns in Rocks (FBox Records)
Katie English studied flute at the conservatory, electroacoustic music under renowned English performer Philip Waschmann, and gamelan on her own, all of which certainly resonate in her compositions. Given the album title and names of several of the eight cuts, you´d expect a heavier, denser sound,… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 08:23, 30 Mar 2009

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Son of Rose + Wyndel Hunt + Morgan Henderson in Seattle

From the Wayward Music Series:

Saturday, February 28, 2009
Son of Rose Wyndel Hunt Morgan Henderson
8:00 PM; $5 – $15 suggested donation at the door.

Seattle’s Son of Rose (Kamran Sadeghi), Wyndel Hunt, and Morgan Henderson perform electro-acoustic music.

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Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

High Mountain Tempel – Pacific Sky Burial (Axaxaxas mlo)
This release on Lotus House Records is a black-bottomed CD-R presented in a nice high quality paper wallet-sleeve, with attractive silk screened gold printing. My copy is numbered as 137/200, so it’s also a “limited edition” release. Kind of reminds me of the old “if a tree falls in the woods and nobody’s there to see it, does it make a sound” expression. Every CD-R is more or less a limited release now. Hand numbering a release which will only sell out if it’s given away to all of the band’s friends and relatives has become commonplace, thus cheapening the idea of a “limited” release.

Ur – Trieb
Trieb is very satisfyingly grim, suffocating & dank excise in murky old school industrial, damed electro-acoustic, barren ambience and noise matter. As the album progresses you are pushed deeper and deeper into a subterranean, decaying and clanking hell hole.

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The night France tuned in to clank and clatter

Acousmonium at Sonic Acts XII
Image by pablosanz via Flickr

Sixty years of electroacoustic music are profiled.

This concert de bruits was a red-letter day in the annals of modern music. It was the moment when musique concrète – made from sounds recorded out in the world, rather than musical notes – came out from the laboratory and into public view. The man behind it was a quiet, intense telecommunications engineer turned composer named Pierre Schaeffer. For months he had been working in the radio station‘s studio, shaping the sounds he had recorded into a musical form.

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