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Retro Music Monday - Gershwin

1924 – George Gershwin premiers Rhapsody in Blue, an historically significant piece that fused three strands of American music: modernist classical music, instrumental jazz and popular blues; the piece “played a role in defining American musical modernism” in the 1920s, 45 more words

Retro Music Monday

Swirls of Noise radio #22

Welcome to Swirls of Noise radio #22. This week’s edition features some dramatic classical from Musk Ox cellist Raphael Weinroth Brown, death metal from Voices, Bloodbath and Dead Congregation, grindcore from Abaddon Incarnate, and blues rock from Blues Pills. 117 more words


Album Review: In Conflict, by Owen Pallett

In Conflict is the latest in a long line of ‘art pop’ albums from artists who have renounced their naive eccentricity and turned to sophisticated electronic productions (other examples – Familiars, The Moon Rang Like a Bell, Nikki Nack, St. 269 more words

Poppy Ackroyd - Feathers [Denovali]

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all

When skill, ingenuity, and inspiration meet, magical things can happen; art can happen. 514 more words


In Rotation: Jóhann Jóhannsson and Simple Minds

Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Theory of Everything

Jóhann Jóhannsson’s already considerable stature as a film composer grew with last year’s powerful, somber and deeply moving score for  174 more words


Rememberance (Repost)

Years ago I was improvising at the piano and came up with a dark march in 5/4 time. I know, but it worked. I wrote it down as best I could and later worked it out into a finished piece of music. 249 more words


Tom DePlonty - Blake Pieces (experimental)

self released, DD & CD album, 37m 28s

$0+ DD $8 CD



The music on this album is inspired very specifically by William Blake’s The Book of Urizen, but not in a programmatic sense. 1,635 more words