This loss hits a lot of circles. Truly a legend.
Anna Thorvaldsdottir might be my current favorite composer. This piece is amazing, I think it's how the foundational note stays present through the entire piece. It's not a drone so much, but just a bedrock that holds throughout. Then so much of everything else that's going on feels like fragmentation. And then the last three minutes have the foundation tone in the cello, the gorgeous melody passing back and forth and the falling, descending ethereal gestures as well... It's so good.
Spektral Quartet just released a recording of her piece "Enigma" and it's really great.
I was looking for some Senegalese music and fell pretty hard for this.
The name Bideew Bou Bess means New Star in the Wolof language.
New music from the Chicago trio.
Okay, we've celebrated a lot of 2016's best, but what about the best of 2017?
Here's one from The xx's soon to be released album.
19 Nov 2016
First off, many thanks to all the contributors to our Best in 2015 showcase. It was an awesome slew of videos, you guys.
Anyway, as always, have a fun a safe one, dudes. Oobrr your way out of danger if necessary.
To put the final nail in the coffin, here's an actually pretty cool Roy Orbison cover by the Welsh trio. Please ignore all the random movie clips spliced in for unknown reasons.
I loves me a rockin' trio from Scotland.