Electroacoustic music (Music subgenre)
Electroacoustic is a broad term referring to music resulting from the manipulation of recorded or generated sound, emanating from loudspeakers, without an obvious human performer. Electroacoustic music is rooted in the mid-20th century, particularly in the work of two groups of composers, Musique concrÃ¨te in Paris and elektronische Musik in Cologne.
Electroacoustic music in Features
Music − Portrait | posted 03.11.2020
Music for plants and people
He was involved in over 900 songs and reached number 1 on the Billboard charts, but Mort Garson’s current fame is based on an encounter with Bob Moog, whom he persuaded to give him one of his synthesizers. A rediscovery.
Electroacoustic music in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 11.09.2021
Milky shimmering pearls: Canadian musician Sarah Davachi has released a great new album with »Antiphonals«.
Music − Review | posted 28.03.2021
Irena & Vojtěch Havlovi
Melodies In The Sand
»Melodies In The Sand« brings together music from three decades by the Czech musical couple Irena and Vojtěch Havlovi.
Music − Review | posted 24.03.2020
Atmospheric and relaxing: On his new album »Manes« the Belgian clarinetist Ben Betrand combines classical music with electronic effects.
Music − Review | posted 15.03.2018
Finders Keepers releases the compilation »Musique Experimentale« from 1962 via their sublabel Cacophonic for the first time in a long time.
Music − Review | posted 15.02.2018
Musica Para Planetarios
»Musica Para Planetarios«, the album recorded by Eblen Macari in 1987 and absolutely worth listening to, is nothing less than a condensed cosmology.
Music − Review | posted 11.07.2016
On his solo debut »Tense Nature«, Brian Case is aiming for the power of repetition. The fragmented character of the 12 tracks is not without poetry.
Music − Review | posted 19.02.2016
Traditional Synthesizer Music
Like many others, on »Traditional Synthesizer Music«, Venetian Snares is klutzily embracing modular systems. It’s quite something – but never meditative.
Music − Review | posted 11.02.2016
Ultrissima On The Junk's Moon
Niche music: The early 1980’s creation »Ultrissima On The Junk’s Moon« by Stabat Stable derives its charm from it’s historicity.
Music − Review | posted 19.06.2015
On »Dream Memory«, Ken Camden is trying to close the sound gap between guitar strings and synthesizers. He’s successful, too, even though the music still seems to fail.
Music − Review | posted 05.05.2015
Beatriz Ferreyra, who worked at the Parisian Groupe de Recherche Musicales from 1963 to 1970, has assembled two compositions from that time and two more recent works.
Music − Review | posted 22.05.2014
Phantom Center EP
It’s quite easy totravel through the universe with Andrew Veres and John Elliott’s Outer Space project. »Phantom Center« is an interstellar trip.
Music − Review | posted 28.04.2014
After 13 years, Fennesz has returned to the label Editions Mego. His new record »Bécs« picks up the abstract pop of his earlier records.
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 17.12.2013
It’s Jar Moff’s second release for PAN, which after last years’ »Commercial Mouth« can be interpreted as a harsh criticism of neoliberalism.
Music − Review | posted 17.10.2013
For his new record, Tim Hecker from Canada has asked a classical ensemble to help him record his compositions. Hence, his abstract and electronic music has become warm and analog.
Music − Review | posted 02.10.2013
Oneohtrix Point Never
R Plus Seven
»R Plus Seven« is determined by visual arts and an intellectual approach to sounds. The fact that it’s still allowed to take place in a pop-cultural context makes it so special.
Music − Review | posted 25.09.2013
Plays Bee Mask
The Italian musician Donato Dozzy ventures on Bee Mask’s »Vaporware«. His variations are individual and full-fledged tracks – complex and impressive.
Music − Review | posted 30.01.2013
Three Legged Race
First and foremost, Robert Beatty aka Three Legged Race is a designer. As a musician, he asks the the same questions a designer would. Does that work?
Music − Review | posted 21.01.2013
L'Œil écoute/ Dedans-Dehors
Two titles by the French composer Bernard Parmegiani, one of the most influential representatives of acousmatic music, have just been remastered and re-released on vinyl.
Music − Review | posted 02.08.2012
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Keith Fullerton Whitman turns free and turns the space into an integral part of the recording of his two improvisations called »Occlusions«.
Music − Review | posted 09.07.2012
Akashic Record (Events: 1986-1990)
»Akashic Record« belongs more to the sound-spectrum of Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and Jean-Michel Jarre than to the aspiring world of house, acid and techno.
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 26.03.2012
Keith Fullertown Whitman
The two tracks on »Generator« were originally recorded live and then completed by Keith Fullertown Whitman on the basis of similar ground material.
Music − Review | posted 30.01.2012
Hive Mind fiddles with synth-buttons and serves as an excellent figurehead for a music-scene which fetishizes experimenting with electrophones.
Music − Review | posted 14.11.2011
Oneohtrix Point Never
With his last album, Returnal, Oneohtrix Point Never has pressed ahead with the syntheziser’s Renaissance. Now, its successor is being released.
Music − Review | posted 08.11.2011
Darren Ho is an electronics technician of the old school – before he starts making his music, he first builds his own synthesizers. That’s what makes his sound so very special.
Music − Review | posted 12.07.2011
News from the universe of the Emeralds: After Mark McGuire, now John Elliot presents his skills aside his band. It’s a synths-sound that’s hard to resist.
Music − Review | posted 11.07.2011
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 02.07.2011
Vladislav Delay Quartet
Vladislav Delay Quartet
Vladislav Delay has a new project. In combination with Mika Vaino, Lucio Capece and Derek Shirley, a powerful and dynamic sound comes into being.
Music − Review | posted 20.06.2011
A Young Person's Guide To
Mark McGuire presents his first body of work: A Young Person’s Guide To combines 2 Â½ hours of carefully selected solo-material from the years 2007-2010, the artist being only 24 years of age.
Music − Review | posted 17.05.2011
The Terminal Symphony
These days, the synthesizer is functioning as the leading instrument of electronic music. Rene Hell convincingly proves, why this renaissance makes sense, after all.
Music − Review | posted 12.05.2011
With Air Museum, Koen Holtkamp and Brian Anderegg can once again refute the accusation of repeating themselves artistically.
Music − Review | posted 07.10.2021
Soshi Takeda translates the sight of Chinese mountain landscapes to lo-fi house with his »Floating Mountains« album for 100% Silk.
Music − Column | posted 23.09.2021
Primal Scream – Screamadelica (1991)
1991 – what a year for rock music. The albums by Nirvana, Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers released September 24, 1991 made rock become popular again. But »Screamadelica« by Primal Scream changed the whole genre.
Music − Review | posted 13.10.2021
Sepehr pays his dues to the sound of the hardcore continuum. But his »Survivalism« mini-LP also offers much more than only that.
Music − Review | posted 08.10.2021
Temple Of The New Sun
»Temple Of The New Sun« comprises pieces by the project Xochimoki, which in the 1980s dedicated itself to reinterpreting Mesoamerican music forms.
Music − News | posted 01.10.2021
Das Große Ganze
Now it’s all about »Das Große Ganze". The songwriter Girlwoman from Bielefeld releases her debut on Staatsakt. Exclusively at HHV Records there’s a limited Red Vinyl Edition available.