Sub-Catalog Contemporary Classical
Scot Ray & Vicki Ray | Yar
Sibling-driven duoscapes pushing prepared piano and slide guitar into the spiral turbulence of a free jazz new music front - looped, glitched, and morphed tales of surreal subterranean travel.
"...confidently sensitive, texturally nuanced, sonically fascinating, darkly introspective, and starkly ritualistic." —Alex Cline
Alexander Noice | Music Made With Voices
The human voice is perhaps our most organically individual trait and the root of our personal expression. On his latest studio album, Music Made With Voices, acclaimed guitarist and composer Alexander Noice uses a single note sung by eight different people as the sole source material to create eight elaborate, fragmented, and beautiful sonic portraits that reflect our modern relationships seen through a digitized prism.
Christine Tavolacci | Ryoanji
A haunting and meditative exploration of subtlety and sonic space, Christine Tavolacci's hypnotic flute, and Bonnie Whiting's quietly insistent percussion give life to this transportive performance of John Cage's landmark piece inspired by the legendary Japanese rock garden. This special release will be a limited edition hand-made package by Eron Rauch.
Daniel Corral | Diamond Pulses
On the surface of the single, 32-minute track, everything seems perfectly transparent, maybe even grid-like. Insistent, hopped-up Plinko polyrhythms braid together in a dense patchwork of minimalist activity, while oceanic noise waxes and wanes. Or it’s pop electronica, but more desperate, more worldly, shamelessly reverbed. Minimalist motivic transitions speed the texture through harmonic and registral shifts, while rhythm remains constant. Corral knows exactly what he wants us to hear, at what pace, and moody swells of noise give us enough respite to fool us into thinking we’ve made our own choices. Robert Ashley said that music either comes from speech, or it comes from dance. Diamond Pulses is unconditionally from the dance. There are no words here at all.
Derrick Spiva Jr. | Prisms, Cycles, Leaps
Prisms, Cycles, Leaps is a sonic illustration of the body’s perception of rhythm and the ancient relationship between cycles in nature and the energy created by tempo. The album bridges several musical cultures and the genres of classical, world, and jazz.
Kubilay Üner | Inn Paradiso
"What you see, hear, make out, even if it's a real sound like a wolf or an escalator, is just there to sound the way it does. There's no story, no meaning, just a ballet of sound gestures coming together to create a dance. You make your own story - or just enjoy the movement and colors."
— Kubilay Üner, January 2015