David Lee Myers: Ether Music
The “Darwin of electromagnetic lifeforms”
– Mark Dery
"Daring, aurally eloquent, and epic in scope"
– Dan Visconti
The music on this new “David Lee Myers: Ether Music” CD is distinctive and enticing. We hear an hallucinatory trip to a Martian jungle; irregularly accented bongos overlaid with frog-croaked arpeggios; a rapidly sputtering, helium inhaling synthesizer; a demented organ, gasping for life; all concluding with dorsal streaming, which presents a lovely, placid atmosphere, tinged with panpipe-like chuffing.
“This collection comes across as grandly symphonic yet also meditative and intimate” (Dan Visconti).
TOD DOCKSTADER: From the Archives
"Best of the Year List"
– Steve Smith, National Sawdust
“Best of the Year List”
– George Grella, The Big City Blog
“Throughout this 65 minute spyhole into Dockstader’s final thoughts, the fluidity of his technique and poetic vision impresses deeply.”
– The Wire
Carefully selected from over 4,200 sound files left behind by this electroacoustic master, who died in 2015, these were the last pieces composed by Dockstader, before dementia stopped his studio work.
The CD completes a long arc starting from Starkland’s initial release of the first two Dockstader CDs: Tod Dockstader: Quatermass and Tod Dockstader: Apocalypse.
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
On the Nature of Thingness
"Album of the Week."
"Winner: Best Contemporary Classical Album"
- Independent Music Awards
"Nominee: Best Contemporary Music Album"
- International Classical Music Awards
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), deemed “the new gold standard for new music” by The New Yorker, performs seven works by two exceptionally talented emerging composers, Phyllis Chen and Nathan Davis, on this CD. The innovative, modular ICE has been called “extraordinary” (New York Times), “bracing, illuminating, reassuring” (Financial Times), and “America’s foremost new-music group” (Alex Ross).
Teetering on the
Verge of Normalcy
“A wonderful new CD”
- Brooklyn Rail
“A collection of tunes that feel timeless”
- The New York City Jazz Record
“Nicely accessible but nonetheless extraordinary”
- Gapplegate Music Review
The latest CD from master accordionist Guy Klucevsek abounds in sweetly gorgeous melodies, infectious rhythms, piquant harmonies, and superb musicianship. “Compared to his previous work, this heartfelt album has an especially elegiac quality, informed by the loss of comrades and colleagues,” writes Sarah Cahill in the CD's notes. Performers included violinist Todd Reynolds, soprano Kamala Sankaram, and pianist Alan Bern.