frahm nyc

Multi-instrumentalist…or more like experimentalist Nils Frahm made a third return to NYC in support of his stellar SPACES record on Erased Tapes Records.  Following an added appearance at Glasslands the night prior (and perhaps his final appearance at the venue … [Read More]

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Anna Thorvaldsottir's Aerial

To say that Icelandic Anna Thorvaldsottir’s major label debut Aerial is as wispy and light-hearted as its titles suggests couldn’t be anything further from the truth. Right from the very start of Thorvaldsottir’s Aerial, the gravity of the record … [Read More]

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Nils Frahm Hammers

Ever wonder how much work goes into setting up neo-composer Nils Frahm’s elaborate stage load-in? His new video for “Hammers” off his incredible Spaces live-LP will show you just how insane it can get.

Spaces is available now off of … [Read More]

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Kiasmos

One word sums up the self-titled offspring between contemporary composer Olafur Arnalds’ collaboration with Bloodgroup’s Janus Rasmussen: surreal.

What seems to be more of side project for the budding alt-indie artists has turned into a full-fledged ambient/minimalist tour-de-force that will … [Read More]

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Bocelli ALS

Singer Andrea Bocelli took part in the ALS challenge, giving a splendid performance before splashing himself…and an unsuspecting golden retriever with ice water. Real Smooth.

The dog demands an actual donation be made.

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ACTE II Opera

Reality-variety show America’s Got Talent is far from a breeding ground for budding opera stars, but Queens based operatic duo ACTE II probably pulled the best shot for an Opera-ized act to have a mainstream appeal.

ACTE II was far … [Read More]

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Kiasmos

The tag team of composer Olafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen of Faroe Islands band Bloodgroup, otherwise known as Kiasmos have unveiled the first single “Burnt” off their long-awaited self-titled debut LP on Erased Tapes Records.

“Burnt” is rugged and harsh, … [Read More]

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A Winged Victory for the sullen

After releasing one of the year’s best tracks in contemporary/post classical, A Winged Victory for The Sullen, announced the release of their new upcoming album ATOMOS due this October on Erased Tapes Records. The composer duo also released a snipped … [Read More]

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olafur arnalds piano love

You may find it surprising that longtime composer Ólafur Arnalds himself has limitations when it comes to the piano. As Arnalds explains during the Montreux Jazz Festival, you won’t be hearing him play traditional works anytime soon.

Arnalds, shares a … [Read More]

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fireworks drone

After you have had the letdown that is typical of most 4th of July spectacles, witness the beauty of flying through a firework show with a quad copter drone outfitted with a GoPro. Add in a little “Con Te Partirò” … [Read More]

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