Soft static-drenched, repetitive, lilting, electronic in origin but organic in feeling, Biosphere's version of electronic music eschews the from-another-planet model to make music that sounds like it came from beneath the earth or inside the trunks of mighty redwoods. Like dub with the intensity buffed to a soft sheen.
By Adam Sweeting on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Composer Gavin Bryars has devised several versions of his 1969 piece, "The Sinking of the Titanic," for concert and installation purposes. This latest incarnation, captured in a live recording from Venice in 20...
By David Stubbs on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Those not already familiar with the music of Austrian-born Christian Fennesz might find the initial experience disconcerting — this is electronic but beatless terrain, full of tiny irruptions, pockmarks and hiccoug...
By Michaelangelo Matos on 12.08.08 in Reviews
It's winter. You're in a strange place to do some work and you find yourself in the middle of a blizzard. There are resources nearby but the traffic has completely stopped. The place is drafty. TV isn't doing...
By Philip Sherburne on 12.22.14 in Features
"If you want to know what song made me feel most alive this year, that’s easy."