Stumbling Upon

I have mixed feelings about the newly robust editorial side at Bandcamp. I’m a fan of the site in general, and have worked with the talented new editor in the past (and have written something for the site that was apparently killed, likely due to the subject’s irrelevance). They are covering a lot of music, which is good, but the shotgun approach has so far been highly promiscuous and stretched thin, pushing the views towards the consumer rather than the content of the music.

But here’s one that they got (in my totally self-involved ass-holish opinion) right. This new release is excellent synthesizer music, with not just a classics sound but the classic open-eyed, optimistic view of the future. Ignore the editorial content and just listen (and buy).


The collaboration between two generations of Buchla enthusiasts is soothing and unsettling all at once.

via Album of the Day: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani, “Sunergy” — Bandcamp Daily


Author: gtra1n

I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.