It is a sad fact that some artists gain recognition late in their lives, sometimes due to a reappraisal of the “genre” they write. In hindsight some are realising that New Age and Melodic Instrumental music is really worth sitting down and listening to, albeit a bit late for some as in Pauline Anna Strom’s case, or too late for others. Without sounding preachy here – give things a listen, you might be pleasantly surprised.
I’ve wanted to make this my Today’s Discovery since first hearing this beautiful and atmospheric piece and spurred on by the review from A Closer Listen , here it is.
The composer talks with us about music’s place in her personal ecosystem and tracing a coming to awareness with synthesizers.
September 15, 2017
By Johann Merrich
September 29, 2016
By Robyn Fadden
October 4, 2016
By Roger Tellier Craig
Plenty to look forward to here……
To dance is to forget one’s problems and to underline the vibrant nature of life. Our Electronic Preview points in the direction of the club, but even if one can’t get out there in public, there’s always the living room, the lawn, the car. Let’s say you were a robot beached on a distant island. Wouldn’t you still have a locked groove in your electronic heart? We know we would! The best beats of the season are waiting to be discovered in the largest of our five fall previews.
Our cover image is taken from Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot, one of the finest YA books in recent memory. A sequel, The Wild Robot Escapes, will be published next spring. For more on Brown and the Wild Robot series, visit his website here.
Rich’s Pick: Jilk ~ Joy in the End (Project Mooncircle, 1 September)
We’ve waited a long…
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