Posts tagged "avant garde"

Album artwork of 'Low' by David Bowie

Low David Bowie

Bite-sized servings of vintage Bowie glam-rock combine with brooding instrumental soundscapes to make Low a truly special album.

Album artwork of 'Divers' by Joanna Newsom

Divers Joanna Newsom

A world both wonderful and despairing. Such dainty music will inevitably turn certain audiences away, which is a shame because, frankly, Divers is a triumph.

Album artwork of 'Skeleton Tree' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Skeleton Tree Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Tension lingers in every song. The record is defined by its desolate atmosphere, underlined by instrumentals featuring elements of ambient and drone music.

BioShock-themed ink and pencil artwork

State of Rapture: the music of ‘BioShock’

Splicing classical arrangements with avant-garde experimentation, Garry Schyman’s soundtrack reflected the game’s grand, warped, doomed vision of a new world.

By Frederick O'Brien