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Stream: Rafiq Bhatia, “Sunshower”

The American composer and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia spent two years prepping his debut LP, Yes It Will, before setting off with his partner Alexander Overington to mix it in Valgeir Sigurðsson’s studio in Reykjavík, Iceland. … read more »

POSTED August 1, 2012 3:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,
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Staff Selects Playlist: Nico Muhly’s Double-Sided Brain

Every week, a different FADER editor compiles a playlist to highlight a new release and give you a guide to that artist’s web of influences and peers. These Staff Selects live in our Spotify app, … read more »

POSTED July 20, 2012 1:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , ,
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Nico Muhly, “Part II: Material in a Handsome Stack” MP3

With his trilogy of Drones EPs, Nico Muhly—the prolific young composer and past collaborator with Philip Glass, Grizzly Bear and Usher—explores continuous sound combined with three instruments: piano, viola and violin. The second EP, Drones … read more »

POSTED July 10, 2012 1:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,
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Daily Inspiration: Philip Glass’ 75th Birthday

Philip Glass is the consummate late bloomer, working as a cabby and a plumber well into his forties before the music world took notice enough to pay his fare. Today, at seventy-five, he’s the most … read more »

POSTED January 31, 2012 3:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , ,
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Schnipper’s Slept On: Tyondai Braxton, Lincoln Center, Classical Problems

Each Tuesday, FADER editor Matthew Schnipper highlights an underappreciated release he thinks we need to know about. This week it’s Tyondai Braxton’s Central Market. Watch an interview with Braxton about the piece, buy it and … read more »

POSTED March 8, 2011 6:38PM IN SLEPT ON Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,
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Premiere: Hauschka, “Ping” MP3

German composer Voker Bertelmann’s (aka Hauschka) forthcoming Salon des Amateurs (April 12, Fat Cat) is described as an album of prepared piano-based dance tracks. “Ping” may not necessarily put you in a club mindspace, but … read more »

POSTED March 3, 2011 2:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , ,
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Video: Hauschka and the Piano That Eats Tics Tacs

German composer Volker Bertelmann, better known as Hauschka, is not precious about his piano. Where most kids are taught to treat the the grand instrument like a museum piece, Bertelmann acts like his is a … read more »

POSTED November 18, 2010 5:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,
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Arp’s Minimal Mix for Two Turntables MP3

We’ve truly been enjoying Arp‘s recent collaboration with Anthony Moore, particularly their giddy take on what he is here dubbing “minimal,” “Spinette.” Minimal usually conjures images of minimal techno’s tiny repetitive synths and small drum … read more »

POSTED June 7, 2010 3:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,