Press Play: “Adrift” by Pascal Savy

µ The 65 Limited Edition copies of the album – signed and numbered – are sold out, but you can buy the digital album for 6 euros, on the bandcamp page, linked here. (via A Closer Listen)

Press Play: “An Empty Bliss Beyond this World” by The Caretaker, 2011

µ We post another dark selection from A Closer Listen’s Best Music For Haunted Houses, (we posted Mike Patton’s awesome soundtrack for an imagined horror movie a few nights back) – this time it’s music – scratchy … blurred, unfinished creepy music filled with pops and cracks, and un-remembered melodies – it’s a strange album called “An […]

Press Play: “Autumn” by Tōru Takemitsu

µ “Autumn (1973), composed by Tōru Takemitsu, and preformed by The Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Tōru Takemitsu was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory. Largely self-taught, Takemitsu possessed consummate skill in the subtle manipulation of instrumental and orchestral timbre. Post courtesy of TheWelleszTheatre. From DERTV on vimeo.

Press Play: “Fantômas – Delìrivm Còrdia” by Mike Patton, 2004

µ “Like The Svrgeon, The ‘Composer’ Slashes Open The Body Of His Fellow Man Removes His Eyes, Empties His Abdomen Of Organs, Hangs Him Vp On A Hook Holding Vp To The Light All Of The Body’s Palpitating Treasvres Sending A Bvrst Of Light Into Its’ Innermost Depths” This is the soundtrack for a horror […]

Press Play: “Lullaby: Theme from Rosemary’s Baby” by The Golden Filter

µ “The Golden Filter is an American electronic music duo from New York City, formed in 2008. The band consists of Penelope Trappes (vocals) and Stephen Hindman (synthesizers). They list Saint Etienne and Pink Floyd as significant influences on their musical style.” From the Wikipedia article on the band, linked here. Hear more of The Golden […]

Press Play: ____________ “J. S. Bach – Concerto in C ‘Grosso Mogul’ BWV 594” ____________ Lorenzo Ghielmi will perform for the “Organo della Pace” Festival, in Sant’Anna, Sunday the 17th of August

µ Lorenzo Ghielmi is an Italian organist and harpsichordist. He teaches old music at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan and at the “Schola Cantorum Basiliensis” in Basel. The video above is from Lorenzo Ghielmi’s youtube channel. The Bach Concerto will most likely not be performed…  we post the piece to showcase Mr Ghielmi’s notable […]

Press Play: “Everyday Always” by Smiles with Teeth

µ “‘Everyday Always‘ is a catch-all for the things we do everyday. It’s about being nice to people as much as it is about making music.” Alex Bilodeau – Bass (Ohio and Allspice) Seth King – Bass (Always) Scott Bevins – Piano (Allspice) Maya Richman – Vocals (Ohio) All production and mixing by Gabriel Gutierrez […]

Press Play: “Mars” transcribed for organ and performed by Hansjörg Albrecht

µ We post a rather forceful performance of Holst’s thunderous “Mars” made even more thunderous by Hansjörg Albrecht’s performance on the Detlef Kleuker organ (1965) of St Nicolas Cathedral in Kiel.This is the organist’s own transcription of the work for the “King of Instruments.” Hansjörg Albrecht opens the 2014 Organo della Pace Festival in Sant’Anna, this July 5th. Press Play, and play […]

Press Play: “The Walled Garden” A mix by Idril

µ This is a melancholy mix of medieval and classical music, by one Idril, – a medievalist who writes an interesting blog, over here, (… although it’s not been updated in a while). She has an account with 8tracks.com a music sharing service where she has 264 other mixes. “The Walled Garden” is one of her better […]

Press Play: “Everyone Alive Wants Answers” Mix by Colleen, May 2003

µ Listen in, this is a mix, a wonderful mix of music put together by the great Colleen… who happens to be one of our favorites. Visit her website, linked here. For updates, and new info – and to “LIKE” – visit Colleen’s fb page, linked here. Previously on Art is Life: Press Play: “Moonlit Sky” The music […]

Press Play: “Heresy” by J.A. Seazer, 1972, Full Album

“Takaaki Terahara (寺原 孝明 Terahara Takaaki?), known professionally as Julius Arnest “J.A.” Caesar (born 6 October 1948), is a Japanese film and theater music composer.[1] Seazer enjoyed popularity among students in Japan during the 1960s, and worked closely with director Shuji Terayama and his theater Tenjo Sajiki until Terayama’s death (besides incidental music, he wrote […]