24 Jan 2012, 02:18 by floor-a
7 Mar 2011, 06:52 by GroovemineArtist: Guillaume Gargaud
Album: Lost Chords
Label: Dead Pilot Records
On his latest record, 2011’s Lost Chords, Gargaud has created an essential piece of music for theelectronic avant-garde, a masterwork that ranks alongside Fennesz’s Black Sea in regards to its sophistication, attention to detail, influence and brilliance. While being anelectronic record, it also stands as a beautiful solo guitar record, recalling elements of Steffen Basho-Junghans or Nick Drake.
Listening to Lost Chords is a journey through brittle and glitched timbres enveloping a core of beautiful and haunting melodies, bridling against their dissonant sonic partners to create a work of inexhaustible layers and complexity, all the while never...
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Tags: Guitar, Noise, contemporary guitar, instrumental, experimental
28 Apr 2010, 19:15 by risK49
21 Oct 2009, 22:02 by thesvelteone
9 Aug 2009, 21:54 by alapastelbest album recommendations for people with similar taste as mine :)
rock / altrock, indie rock, post rock:
; Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow And Blue [Warp] (2008)
; The Kills - Midnight Boom [Domino] (2008)
; Upcdowncleftcrightcabc+Start - Embers (2008)
Autistic Daughters - Uneasy Flowers [Kranky] (2008)
Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
Mooncake - Lagrange Points (2008)
September Malevolence - After This Darkness, There's a Next (2008)
Shearwater - Rook (2008)
Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns (2008)
TV on the Radio - Dear Science (2008)
Youthmovies - Good Nature (2008)
Deerhunter - Microcastle - Weird Era Continued (2CD) [Kranky] (2008)
electronica / calmed, downtempo, new classical, ambient:
; Bersarin Quartett - Bersarin Quartett [lidar] (2008)
; Fennesz - Black Sea [Touch] (2008)
; Portishead - Third (2008)
Microfilm - The Slingshot Orchestra (2008)
Wildbirds And Peacedrums - Heartcore [Leaf] (2008)
20 May 2009, 23:10 by twIXta
29 Mar 2009, 20:35 by steerpikeFri 27 Mar – Fennesz, punck, Black Fanfare
On stage Christian Fennesz cuts an elegant figure with an attractively haunted quality that shows he's more deep than macho.
He is an intense performer who doesn't feel the need to speak or engage in any eye contact with the audience. Instead, he directs a steely gaze at his laptop as if willing the machine to produce the right combination of loops. With an electric guitar he adds a human touch to his formidable digital creations.
At the Bronson, he performed one unbroken piece for 45 minutes followed by a 10 minute coda. The concert was billed as 'Fennesz plays Black Sea' but there was only the vaguest resemblance to that recorded work.
The stronger emphasis on the guitar gave a more aggressive edge to the sound. A welcome knock-on effect of the higher volume is that he avoided being sabotaged by noisy bar bores. The downside was that there were none of the flashes of quiet after the…
8 Mar 2009, 14:56 by WavewayI'm in a process of getting all my cd into HD. My computer is rather old and slow so I've been doing much else at the same time... Thus I haven't really updated "on plate" section even though I've been listening lot of stuff from vinyl... and Then from my Ipod of course (that's how lists keep updating)
So what has been through....
Nadja - Corrasion
GREAT, so good to have this on vinyl. Check it from My Own Salvation / Basses Frequences
Isis - Oceanic
Good, and for some reason better everytime... Some time ago (like years) I though that panopticon is better, but I'm not sure anymore. I actually like and remember this more.
Isis - Celestial
Isis - Panopticon
Isis - In the Absence of Truth
Susanna - Flower Of Evil
Good, but I wished more of her own songs.
Melvins - (A) Senile Animal
Uh, this is good. although I only tend to listen multipletimes the first vinyl, and then the rest every third time
Taiga - hsheal
Same thing here
25 Feb 2009, 03:24 by testspecimen
21 Feb 2009, 19:40 by sjuggea summary of reviews, articles and what-else-not published at The Silent Ballet in the last 2 weeks.
If you aren't familiar with our work, visit http://thesilentballet.com. We specialize in instrumental/experimental forms of music, ranging from post-rock to electronica.
Nick's Myth - He Never Goes Anywhere
Summer of Glaciers - These Last Days
Mountains - Choral
Driving On City Sidewalks - Where Angels Crowd to Listen
Zomby - Where Were U in '92?
Rigil - Concertina Heart