Baroo & Himalaya Albums Both Named “Best of 2019” by The Wire, Pitchfork, Artforum, Bandcamp

Both Carl Stone album releases from 2019 found their ways onto a number of Best of the Year lists, from Artforum to The Wire.

THE WIRE:
Himalaya: Best of 2019 14/100
“The world’s pop music has become putty in Stone’s hands. Each piece could, in theory, keep reassembling its particles infinitely”

https://www.thewire.co.uk/issues/431

THE WIRE:
Baroo: Best of 2019 27/100
“Like a vivd and recurrent memory of somewhere you have never been, or an everday experience suddenly made inexplicable and strange”

https://www.thewire.co.uk/issues/431

ARTFORUM:
Himalaya: Best Music of 2019 5/10

How much music do you really need? Stone’s work suggests that sometimes a second is enough. As he shows on Himalaya, real-time manipulation of tiny samples can yield extraordinary results, ranging from shattered-beat mosaics to oceanic stillness.

https://www.artforum.com/print/201910

BANDCAMP
Baroo & Himalaya: Best Experimental Albums of 2019
The two albums released by Carl Stone in 2019 bubble with ideas and careen with dizzying juxtapositions. He has an uncanny knack for cutting up songs and samples in ways that retain structure and melody yet still sound deconstructed and disorienting, as if the floor beneath them is bending and warping and could collapse at any time. Baroo and Himalaya both engage with pop music by rearranging its DNA, constructing a new kind of catchiness through circular edits. He can build arcs that rise and fall, and ride loops that hypnotize as they expand. The process is brainy, but both albums are also full of glee, as fun to listen to as they are to contemplate.
https://daily.bandcamp.com/best-experimental/the-best-experimental-albums-of-2019

PITCHFORK:
Baroo: Best Experimental Albums of 2019
“Like a vivd and recurrent memory of somewhere you have never been, or an everday experience suddenly made inexplicable and strange”

https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/best-experimental-albums-2019/

These titles available through UNSEEN WORLDS as well as on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and finer music stores.

March 13 9:00PM New York NY Experimental Intermedia Foundation *** Cancelled ***

*** Cancelled ***Friday March 13 2020 9:00PM *** Cancelled ***
Carl joins with Ulrich Krieger for a shared evening of solos and duos at Experimental Intermedia (EIF), the place where Carl held his New York debut 43 years before.

Artists:

donation

Experimental Intermedia Foundation
224 Centre St # 3 New York, NY
212-431-6430
https://www.experimentalintermedia.org/concerts/

March 21 7:00 PM Austin Texas SXSW ***Cancelled***

Saturday March 21 2020 7:00 PM
Carl’s official South by Southwest performance debut. Each year in Austin, Texas, the SXSW Music Festival brings artists, fans and music professionals together with film and tech industry creatives for a unique celebration, discussion and exploration of music — discovering new talent, making personal and business connections and enjoying a week of great live performances. Carl’s performance is on the penultimate day of the festival in a showcase event that includes Fennesz, Astrid Sonne and others. Presented by Qobuz.

Artists:

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

Central Presbyterian Church
200 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

https://www.sxsw.com/festivals/music/
https://schedule.sxsw.com/2020/artists/2026068
https://schedule.sxsw.com/2020/events/MS51500

March 22 4PM open 5PM start Austin Texas Carpenter Hotel ***Cancelled***


Sunday March 22 2020 4PM open 5PM start
Carl extends his stay in Austin with a performance at the Carpenter Hotel. The evening promises to be most intriguing. Carl starts near the top of the evening due to promises made to the organizers at SxSW. So come early and stay late!

4:15 pm – Little Mazarn
5:00 pm –  ST 37
6:00 pm –   Carl Stone
7:00 pm – Garrett T. Capps y NASA Country
7:45 pm – Thor & Friends
8:00 pm – Tara Bhattacharya Reed
8:45 pm – Chromic

Artists:

free admission

Carpenter Hotel
400 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704

gtc@garretttcapps.com
 http://carpenterhotel.com/

March 27 Open 7:00PM Start 7:30 PM Berkeley CA Tom’s Place *** Cancelled ***


*** Cancelled ***Friday March 27 2020 Open 7:00PM Start 7:30 PM*** Cancelled ***
Carl joins once again with the great Soo Yeon Lyuh, whose instrument is the haegum, from Korea, This traditional Korean string instrument, resembles a fiddle. with a thin straight neck, a hollow wooden soundbox, and two silk strings, held vertically on the knee of the performer and played with a bow. in the hands of master musicvan Soo Yeon Lyuh it is one of the most expressive instruments on the planet.

Artists:

donation

Tom’s Place
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA
510.703.8195
Map (English) at here
td@pixar.com
http://4-33.com/toms-place/index.html

March 30 8:30 PM Los Angeles CA Zebulon *** Cancelled ***

***Cancelled*** Monday March 30 2020 8:30 PM ***Cancelled***
Carl wraps up his US tour in LA with percussionist extraordinaire Booker Stardrum as a guest for an evening that concludes Stardrum’s five week residency at Zebulon, now the premiere venue for new music in Los Angeles. Also featured for the evening will be a quartet performance featuring Booker + Ben Babbitt + Celia Hollander + Jeremiah Chiu, as well as a solo performance by Ahnnu. You will want to be there!

Artists:

Free!

Zebulon
2478 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/residency-wbooker-stardrum-ben-babbit-celia-hollander-jeremiah-chiu-tickets-95474393481?aff=erelpanelorg