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
»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
»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
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
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
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
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 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
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 acheive to tease out the potential of chaos and club structure in the deconstruction of simplicity and recurrence.
Music − Review | posted 23.07.2012
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
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
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
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’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
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
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.
Music − Review | posted 24.06.2020
The new edition of »Dropsonde« comes along with seven bonus tracks. The Norwegian producer Biosphere then radically reinterpreted an entire genre.
Music − Review | posted 26.06.2020
The Finnish multi-instrumentalist Antti Vauhkonen releases playful music with his vinyl 10-inch »2«, released by Jazzaggression.
Music − News | posted 09.07.2020
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 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.
Music − Review | posted 23.07.2020
On her first solo studio album in two years, »Hyakki Yagyō«, Eiko Ishibashi brings wonderfully wondrous sounds into flowing movements on two sound collages.