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Tag Archives: Modern Classical

John Cale,Terry Riley – Church Of Anthrax


★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Experimental 60s psychedelic pop jams Thoughts Highly recommended and fruitful collaboration between these two legends. I’d describe this as the Grateful Dead meets the VU at their most experimental. Top-notch instrumentation and songwriting. While it has a jam vibe it never wanders too far […]

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Englabörn & Variations


★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Small classical string ensemble with modern electronic elements. Thoughts Masterful… this might be a ‘5’ in time. Tracks typically unfold through repetition that’s effective at building tension. As it’s structured like a soundtrack this repetition becomes a drag at times. But the breaks from […]

Yasuaki Shimizu – Music For Commercials


⭐⭐⭐⭐ Crazy this was made in the 80s for commercials as it’s very forward thinking. The album is essentially a collection of little bits of modern classical, kinda like a popped out version of Philip Glass music made for 12 musicians. This is a clear influence to vaporwave and a must for any fans of […]