• Ambient music, Terry Brooks/Strange, Simon Crab, Makoto Nomura articles

    From CSA Jason Gross@21:1/5 to All on Tue Oct 2 05:41:29 2018

    In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever <http://www.perfectsoundforever.com>, you'll find (among other things):

    Is it in a (calming) rut? by Gary Gomes
    "However, the concept of ambient music, like minimal music, really upsets my sense of innovation. It is a line in a world made of three dimensional objects, lacking intensity or purpose. Although some new age work falls under this category, new age is
    much more wide ranging and creative in that it is not a single concept."

    Pysch guitar returns- interview by Jack Gold-Molina and Jerry Kranitz
    "North Carolina’s Archers of Loaf were one of the most heralded indie rock bands of the ‘90’s. Though they never had a crossover radio/MTV hit like Pavement, the legions of fans and newer bands influenced by their sound is too long to list. Though
    the band have been inactive as a recording unit since 1999, though they have had reunion tours of the US/Canada in 2011-2 and 2015, and things are moving progressively forward to change their inactive status otherwise."

    Tales of experimental anarchism by Ibrahim Khider
    "Crab considers himself a non-musician, yet is oddly quite good at playing guitar, clarinet, gamelan-percussion, and especially electronics. In fact, his favourite musical instrument is the computer. Whereas classically trained musicians assert that
    there is no artistry in computers, Crab asserts there is no artistry required to play a musical instrument well."

    Composing with plants by Daniel Barbiero
    "Japanese experimental composer Makoto Nomura’s Root Music, an open composition that took the form of a wall sculpture/graphic score, presents a dilemma at the same time that it raises questions about the nature of composition. And it does these things
    in an elegant, and elegantly witty way."

    We're always looking for good writers and/or ideas so let us know if you have anything to share.

    See you online,

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