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Floyd Kelley III – Dynamophone

Floyd Kelley III – Dynamophone | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

After an amazing mix dedicated to Microsound, featuring recordings from 12k and LINE imprint, Floyd Kelley III returns to Headphone Commute Podcast with another label showcase. This time he selects his favorite recordings from Dynamophone Records, a San Francisco based purveyor of cinematic, euphoric, and ethereal sounds. This is a two hour journey that will take you through melodic electronica, organic ambiance and soothing melancholy tones. Make sure you keep your eye out for a second installment in this two-part mix!

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Christina Vantzou - No.1 Remix Videos

Christina Vantzou - No.1 Remix Videos | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

Christina Vantzou releases 10 videos featuring remixes of No. 1 by Koen Holtkamp, Loscil, Dustin O'Halloran, ISAN, The Dead Texan and more!!!

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Optic Echo – Best Vinyl of 2011

For this vinyl only mix, Mike Jedlicka of Optic Echo selects over 90 minutes of his favorite releases on wax for this Best Vinyl of 2011 journey. Full of incredible ambient soundscapes and modern classical marvels, Jedlicka crafts an itinerary worthy of repeat revisits and appropriate for an end of year celebration. Besides being a programming director at Portland Radio Authority where Jedlicka runs the Optic Echo Presents show, Mike also curates his label, Optic Echo Records.

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Christina Vantzou – No. 1 (Kranky)

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I first came upon a solo piece from Christina Vantzou when I heard her work on Ghostly‘s SMM: Context compilation. There, her beautiful track, “11 Generations Of My Father”, was comfortably sandwiched alongside some of my favorite modern classical and ambient composers, such as Svarte Greiner, Jacaszek, Goldmund, Manual and Rafael Anton Irisarri. That appearance alone caught my attention. The same year, in 2011, Vanzou contributed a track to yet another fantastic compilation - Keith Kenniff‘s Japan Relief Benefit, For Nihon (Unseen, 2011). In fact, both of the above releases were reviewed alongside each other on Headphone Commute’s Sound Bytes special, Music To Lift The Spirits. So yes, you can be sure that have I noticed her work!

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Mix : Nils Frahm – Plagiat

Mix : Nils Frahm – Plagiat | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

Before the year is officially over, we manage to squeeze out yet another mix. This is our 70th podcast! If you’re just discovering our mixes, it’s time to subscribe via iTunes and download all of our previous releases (we’re thinking of cleaning up the archives and only keeping the last year online)! For this end of the year special, we’re featuring a selection of tunes from Nils Frahm, collected for his friends and family, and now shared with you! With a touch of Christmas, Frahm winds down the year and warms up your hearts for this holiday season…

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Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs (Erased Tapes)

Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs (Erased Tapes) | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

In October of 2011, Ólafur Arnalds created and released one song per day for an entire week. Recorded in his living room, these intimate and cozy pieces are now available on CD, Vinyl, DVD, and high res digital download on Erased Tapes.

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Festive Greetings from Hibernate & Home Normal

A fantastic compilation featuring some of our favorite artists from Hibernate and Home Normal available as a digital download with 100% proceeds going to the Archway Foundation (helping those hurt by loneliness). 

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Hauschka – Youyoume (Serein)

Hauschka – Youyoume (Serein) | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

Well, excuse me, if it’s not good ol’ Volker Bertelmann making an appearance on the last installment of Serein‘s Seasons series as Hauschka! Having released Salon Des Amateurs earlier this year on FatCat‘s 130701 imprint, as well as a collaboration with Hildur Guðnadóttir, Pan Tone, on Sonic Pieces, and a two track long player with Rosilene Luduvico, Unbestimmt (Apparent Extent, 2011), Bertelmann is having a very good year! Plus it’s always interesting to see one of your favorite composers working with one of your favorite labels!

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31 Songs for Japan (Flau)

All the artists on this compilation openly contributed (mostly yet unreleased) music to support the relief in the affected areas of Japan. All proceeds of the sales of this compilation will be entirely donated to the Red Cross Japan.

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Jacaszek - Dare-gale

Great news! Jacaszek signs to Ghostly International for his upcoming release, Glimmer, due to hit the streets on Decemeber 6th! 
 

Release Info: http://ghostly.com/releases/glimmer

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Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs

Ólafur Arnalds will create, record and release a new song, one per day, each day, for a week. The songs will be recorded and videotaped live in his living room and released instantly for FREE as streamed videos and MP3 downloads.

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Sound Postcard : Aria Rostami – Piano

Sound Postcard : Aria Rostami – Piano | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

Discovered by David Newman’s Audiomoves label, and re-discovered here again through his amazing album Form, Aria Rostami continues to impress us with his versatile composition range and delicate musicianship.

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Peter Broderick - Music For Confluence (album teaser)

Berliner Peter Broderick has established himself as a composer in his own right, may it be as a touring member in Efterklang, collaborating with label mates Nils Frahm and Dustin O’Halloran, or most recently, working on the Last Night soundtrack with Clint Mansell. His innate gift as a musical medium, picking up any instrument to turn his musings into songs, has won the 24-year old American composer many hearts worldwide.

 

Upcoming on Erased Tapes Records

http://erasedtapes.com/store/index/ERATP036

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Martin Stig Andersen - Limbo (Original Videogame Soundtrack)

Oooh? What's this? I finished the Xbox game, which I ABSOLUTELY loved!!! But I didn't know there was a soundtrack that I can add to my collection as well!!

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Ólafur Arnalds - Near Light (Official Music Video)

This is the official music video for Ólafur Arnalds' living room song 'Near Light', created by animation artist Lam Ho Tak from Hong Kong, winner of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2011.

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From The Mouth of The Sun – Woven Tide (Experimedia)

From The Mouth of The Sun – Woven Tide (Experimedia) | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

Gently bowed and carefully plucked strings rise above the humming hiss, lo-fi noise and molded field recordings. Piano chords guide the rhythm as the music swirls towards the light, lifting memory, melody and spirit. There’s something enigmatic and timeless about this journey through the vast landscapes, grieving mountains and abandoned homes. A needle left on a record is forever locked in its groove, clocking off a beat of crackle, clicks and fuzz. Voices sigh in empty cathedrals; the singing bowls vibrate the dust; and vinyl pops melt in the rain. Finally the cello sings. Its solo cry is perpetually lost in an agonizing minor chord, until the guitar strums pick it up.

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Headphone Commute’s Best of 2011 : Music For Watching The Snow Slowly Fall In The Moonlight

Headphone Commute’s Best of 2011 : Music For Watching The Snow Slowly Fall In The Moonlight | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

In the silent and sad mountains, music speaks without the lyrics. Words escape and rise in clouds, forming vapor, pain and passion. Music, on the other hand, is harmless, floating low above the ground, spreading long and foggy fingers, through the grass and morning flowers. In this dark and lonely winter, snow begins to lightly tumble. There I sit without breathing, watching time pass in the moonlight.

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A Winged Victory For The Sullen – s/t (Kranky / Erased Tapes)

A Winged Victory For The Sullen – s/t (Kranky / Erased Tapes) | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran must get on very well. They have combined here to release their first collaborative work, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, and done so in spectacular fashion. Guest appearances by the Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir and violinist Peter Broderick only excite our neurons further. Delicate and restrained in its approach, this album is undeniably affecting.

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Headphone Commute’s Best of 2011 : Music For The Film Behind Closed Eyelids

Headphone Commute’s Best of 2011 : Music For The Film Behind Closed Eyelids | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

In the first installment of Headphone Commute’s Best of 2011, I gather my favorite albums of the year, consisting of music that simply makes you feel. The albums in this category should be classified as the soundtracks to your life. No other genres are required.

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Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason – SÓLARIS (Bedroom Community)

Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason – SÓLARIS (Bedroom Community) | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

Learning that Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason decided to work together on a project has already sent torrents of anticipation through the experimental and modern classical music communities. Finally experiencing the album is a whole other journey...

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Nest – Body Pilot (Serein)

Nest – Body Pilot (Serein) | Modern Classical | Scoop.it

All this week, Headphone Commute has been featuring a Serein Label Special, profiling its 2011 Seasons series, which is composed of four limited 10″ vinyl records, released over the course of the year, pressed on heavyweight vinyl with hand numbered outer sleeves. And now we come to the highlight of Serein’s artist roster...

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HC - Mystery Mix 01

Welcome to our first mystery mix... Kind of appropriate for Halloween, don't you think? No tracklisting, name, or even description... Just music... I suppose that's all I have to say...
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Fabrizio Paterlini - Autumn Stories - Week #1

Fabrizio Paterlini creates and releases a new song per week from now until December 21st. 

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Leyland Kirby - Eager to tear apart the stars

New album by Leyland Kirby (aka The Caretaker) released on his very own History Always Favours the Winners label! Preview entire album on Bandcamp!

 

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Dustin O'Halloran – Live at Incubated

Wow! Exactly what it claims to be! Dustin playing live at Incubated on 06/01/2011. Thanks for the recording, Mark!!!

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