For multifaceted composer/musician Guillermo Scott Herren, no matter how far or in what direction he stretches, it’s always about cutting-edge sound. And from the role of Prefuse 73 to the state of the record industry, he has plenty to say. Read the interview…
Despite having been on the scene for several years, Darcy James Argue hasn’t released anything commercially until now; but it was worth the wait.
The celebrations of Carter’s centenary are continuing strong into his 101st year as the Pacifica Quartet completes its cycle of Carter’s landmark contributions to the genre.
I acknowledge this list to be not only arbitrary, but incomplete; while the roughly 150 new CDs that I heard this year are probably more than the average listener sampled, they clearly represent only a tiny fraction of what’s actually out there.
The reason that I volunteered for A Crimson Grail was simple: I wanted to participate in something that I had never experienced before, and could experience in no other way.