Postminimalism (Music subgenre)
Postminimalism is an art term coined by Robert Pincus-Witten in 1971 used in various artistic fields for work which is influenced by, or attempts to develop and go beyond, the aesthetic of minimalism.
Postminimalism in Features
Music Interview | posted 10.02.2012
Rachel Grimes
»There are just endless options«
Pianist Rachel Grimes, best-known as the leader of the chamber music group Rachel’s has been involved in dozens of projects, film musics and groups over the years. »If Then Not When« by one of her side projects called King’s Daughters & Sons has just been released. We’ve talked to her about electronic music, silence and a less known piece she’s released on her website that offeres some insights in the way she composes.
Music Interview | posted 03.07.2011
Dustin O'Halloran
»I really love to sculpt the notes«
The pianist and film composer Dustin O’Halloran just released Lumiere, a soundtrack without a film. The American living in Berlin gained popularity with his soundtrack for An American Affair and his records Piano Solos and Piano Solos Vol. 2__. We’ve talked to him about the power of the piano, the magic of improvisation and his colleague Hauschka.
Postminimalism in Reviews
Music Review | posted 24.02.2017
Children Of Alice
Children Of Alice LP
Broadcast’s James Cargill has a new Projekt. You can get lost in the music by »Children Of Alice« – but you won’t lose interest anytime soon.
Music Review | posted 17.02.2017
Bing & Ruth
No Home Of The Mind
In the cosmos of piano based post-classical music of recent times, Bing & Ruth have kept their special position with »No Home Of The Mind« to this day.
Music Review | posted 21.01.2016
Dakota Suite & Emanuele Errante
The North Green Down
»The North Green Down«, the mutual work of mourning by Dakota Suite and Emanuele Errante is published for the first time on vinyl, five years after its first release.
Music Review | posted 02.09.2015
Max Richter
From Sleep
It’s a pause button for everyday life. »From Sleep« is the one-hour version of the eight-hour composition »Sleep« by the pianist Max Richter.
Music Review | posted 16.03.2015
David Borden
Music for Amplified Keyboard Instruments
With »Music for Amplified Keyboard Instruments«, Spectrum Spools has dedicated itself to reissuing the majestic works of David Bordens, a wrongly neglected pioneer of electronic and minimalistic music.
Music Review | posted 06.10.2014
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Atomos
A record between life and death, existing and non-existing. »Atomos«, the second record by A Winged Victory For The Sullen, is a major coup.
Music Review | posted 04.02.2014
HELM
The Hollow Organ EP
As HELM, Luke Younger knows how to make the textures of his tracks to be thrilling – the balance between the crass sounds on »The Hollow Organ« is just right.
Music Review | posted 31.01.2014
Jóhann Jóhannsson
Prisoners O.S.T.
Jóhann Jóhannsson has found mesmerizing notes full of disturbing gloominess, taking their time to fathom their own melancholy and perpetuating it.
Music Review | posted 16.01.2014
Rafael Anton Irisarri
The Unintentional Sea
Rafael Anton Irisarri turns sounds into landscapes. His music is somewhat gruff but doesn’t lack sensitivity; his subjects are still lives – yet they’re not lifeless.
Music Review | posted 28.11.2012
Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin
Instrumental Tourist
The experimental assembly sounds promising: Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin are locked up in a studio, in order to spontaneously fiddle about with the data-base »Instruments Of The World«.
Music Review | posted 25.10.2012
Emptyset
Collapsed (Ununhexium)
Emptyset acheive to tease out the potential of chaos and club structure in the deconstruction of simplicity and recurrence.
Music Review | posted 23.07.2012
Eric Lanham
The Sincere Interruption
Eric Lanham is one of the youngsters who have found a niche with their synthetic music, where they’re allowed their nerdy way of being poetic.
Music Review | posted 12.06.2012
Motion Sickness Of Time Travel
Motion Sickness Of Time Travel
Rachel Evans loves Vintage. Her music is full of the sound of analogue Synthesizers. This combines to an overflowing world of sounds, which seems like a showcase.
Music Review | posted 02.05.2012
Ben Vida
Esstends Esstends Esstends
American composer Ben Vida provokes sounds in the ears of the listener, which don’t really seem to exist. As interesting as this sounds in theory, as static it remains in practice.
Music Review | posted 20.03.2012
Robert Turman
Flux
The exciting debut of the American composer Robert Turman can be revisited now. »Flux« is the scoring of an infinite retarding moment.
Music Review | posted 11.07.2011
Hauschka
Salon des Amateurs
Hauschka’s new album, Salon des Amateurs, oscillates somewhere between a primed piano under institutionalized conditions and expressive dance in the light of a stroboscope.
Music Review | posted 13.04.2011
Charles-Eric Charrier
Silver
Charles-Eric Charrier’s »doomed jazz-noire« is of cinematic dimensions. There’s no harmonica to be heard, but the Morricone-comparison is still easy to draw.
Music Review | posted 27.03.2011
Emanuele Errante
Time Elapsing Handheld
Italian composer Emanuele Errante presents a wonderful attempt on time, which lets sounds float and the light break.
Music Review | posted 20.01.2011
Pan American
For Waiting, For Chasing
Only very few can tare the balance between acoustic and electronic sounds in a perfection comparable to the skills of Mark Nelson alias Pan American.
Recent Articles
Music Review | posted 05.04.2018
Oren Ambarchi
Grapes From The Estate
“Grapes From The Estate” by Oren Ambarchi is a masterpiece of gentle reduction. It will now be reissued with a new mastering.
Music Column | posted 29.06.2019
Records Revisited
Lootpack – Soundpieces: Da Antidote! (1999)
The breakthrough: »Soundpieces: Da Antidote« lifted the still young West Coast label Stones Throw from the circle of experts to the cult Olympus. Now the underground classic is 20 years old.
Music News | posted 16.02.2018
Respuesta Alternativa
Rediscovered: »Grata Compañia«
The Australian based reissue label Left Ear Records, which specializes in rediscoveries, will continue to pursue its business idea in 2018. For »Grata Compañia« they selected five pieces of the Spanish project Respuesta Alternativa.
Music List | posted 03.07.2019
Polish Jazz
An introduction in 10 vinyl records
The Polish jazz scene is considered one of the most important and creative in Europe. Today it oscillates between superficial conventions and hidden ruptures. A little search for clues.
Music News | posted 18.04.2019
Flying Lotus
New album: »Flamagra«
After five years a new album by Flying Lotus is going to be released: »Flamagra«. The first video features David Lynch as the leading actor and whets the appetite for the sixth album which will be out May 24th. HHV then has an exclusive White Vinyl Edition.