Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
mix by Ian Mcnire aka Musicophilia
"The spiritual successor to the '1981 - Heart' post-punk mix, 'The Dawning' traces the most emotionally evocative aspects of post-punk and new wave as they grew into some of the the most sophisticated adult-oriented pop music of the mid and late 1980s. Dry, angular guitars, funk bass and fuzzy analogue synths transform into carefully treated spare piano, jazz-inspired fretless and upright bass, and solid-state synths, samplers and sequencers, often married with strings, brass and woodwinds. The canvas may be larger, the screen wider, but the emotional heft is, if anything, enhanced by the relative polish employed by artists entering full artistic maturation, unafraid of beauty. A soundtrack of autumn becoming winter, equal parts city lights and sunrise.
For fans of CFCF, The Knife, St. Vincent, Bjork, Antony & The Johnsons, Caribou, Stina Nordenstam, Peaking Lights, etc. Check http://musicophilia.wordpress.com for more information, downloads, and other Musicophilia mixes."
"Morale" written and produced by British Electric Foundation + Glenn Gregory
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
York Höller - an electronic and electro-acoustic composer who doesn't get mentioned very often - despite having studied with Stockhausen at the Electronic Music Studio of WDR .... then in the mid-1970s composing at the IRCAM... and later on succeeding Stockhausen as artistic director of the WDR Studio for Electronic Music from 1990 to 1999