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Tag Archive 'Avant-Garde'

Julia Holter: Loud City Song

“[B]ask in the beauty of Holter’s voice, which is often overlooked given all the other things going on in her music….Loud City Song is Holter’s most polished work to date, and another example of how she upholds and redefines what it means to be an avant-garde singer/songwriter.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“For all practical purposes, Morton Feldman’s Violin and Orchestra resembles an anti-concerto, insofar as the soloist’s role is minimized and frequently buried within the heavy textures of the orchestra, rather than featured prominently before it….[T]his piece is like many other compositions by Feldman, requiring suspension of expectations to let it flow by and create its [...]

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“Buying into Luhrmann’s vision is always the issue, but here, the music is crafted enough, inspired enough, and deep enough that it’s worth diving into without reservations. Luckily, you can wring all that disappointment and despair out of your fine, stylish suit after surfacing.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Mike Oldfield, the self-taught guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and producer, is chiefly remembered for his album-length ‘Tubular Bells’ composition, an eerie, fascinating, and conceptual piece that did so much to set the tone for the movie The Exorcist… This self-chosen set makes a great introduction to his life’s work, although ardent fans will no doubt [...]

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“The first single-disc Pink Floyd compilation to surface in 30 years — the last being A Collection of Great Dance Songs, released as a stopgap between The Wall and The Final Cut — A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd has its share of idiosyncrasies, quirks evident right from the choice of [...]

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