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 concrète in Paris and elektronische Musik in Cologne.
Electroacoustic music in Reviews
Music Review | posted 24.03.2020
Ben Bertrand
Manes
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
Various Artists
Musique Experimentale
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
Eblen Macari
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
Brian Case
Tense Nature
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
Venetian Snares
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
Stabat Stable
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
Ken Camden
Dream Memory
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
GRM Works
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
Outer Space
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
Fennesz
Bécs
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
Jar Moff
Financial Glam
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
Tim Hecker
Virgins
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
Donato Dozzy
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
Persuasive Barrier
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
Bernard Parmegiani
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
Occlusions
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
Outer Space
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
Generators
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
Elemental Disgrace
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
Replica
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
Driphouse
Spectrum 008
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
Mist
House
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
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 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
Mark McGuire
A Young Person's Guide To
Mark McGuire presents his first body of work: A Young Person’s Guide To combines 2 ½ 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
Rene Hell
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
Mountains
Air Museum
With Air Museum, Koen Holtkamp and Brian Anderegg can once again refute the accusation of repeating themselves artistically.
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Music News | posted 09.07.2020
Logic System
Reissued: »Venus«
The album »Venus«, first released in 1981, by Hideki Matsutake alias Loi’gic System, who plays with the Yellow Magic Orchestra, is now being reissued via Wewantsounds. Exclusively at HHV Records in a limited edition.
Music Portrait | posted 15.10.2020
Dark Entries
Between Disco, Goth and Porno Soundtracks
Since 2009, Josh Cheon has been running his label for underground music from the 1980s and those who want to be the next big underground hit. Next year he will have released over 300 records. We introduce you to the label from San Francisco.
Music Review | posted 26.06.2020
Oiro Pena
2
The Finnish multi-instrumentalist Antti Vauhkonen releases playful music with his vinyl 10-inch »2«, released by Jazzaggression.
Music Review | posted 24.06.2020
Biosphere
Dropsonde
The new edition of »Dropsonde« comes along with seven bonus tracks. The Norwegian producer Biosphere then radically reinterpreted an entire genre.
Music News | posted 29.06.2020
Joell Ortiz & Kxng Crooked
Exclusive Edition: »H.A.R.D.«
Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), both from the rap supergroup Slaughterhouse have announced a new album on Mello Music with »H.A.R.D.«. Vinyl will follow in September. We have a strictly limited colour edition in our assortment.