2b: Press

  • British Literary Mag Hotel Publishes Jack Goldstein’s Treatise on Carl Stone’s “VIM” Jack Goldstein makes the inevitable connection between Carl Stone’s eighties composition VIM, the Beach Boys, Thai food and Karl Marx’s economic analogies, all while sharing Turkish food and talking to Carl in London. http://partisanhotel.co.uk/Jack-Goldstein-Carl-Stone go back to Press Clippings go back to Recordings
  • Zurkonic Reviews Our Brooklyn Concert March 2017 “I’ve never been moved to jump out of my seat at the end of the performance but I’ll be damned if I didn’t even realize I was standing until I had been clapping rapturously along with the rest of the crowd for a couple minutes. “The show’s last piece would be the one that solidified Stone ...
  • Latest Release Gets Picked by The Wire as Best Album of the Year 2016 (Archival Category) “West Coast composer Carl Stone was one of the first to plug in to the possibilities of digital synthesizers, samplers and effects. Electronic Music included “Shibucho”, an audacious sample flip of The Temptations’ My Girl that connects Steve Reich’s Come Out to Chicago footwork, and two explorations of the possibilities of the Buchla synth. Julian ...
  • Boomkat Loves Our New Release and Makes Us Laugh Telling Us So “lights up our pleasure centres like a quid in a fruit machine, using a palette of eastern-tuned scales, processed vocals and pop samples to conjure a majorly playful array of idiosyncratic, angular and intriguing arrangements that resonate with Robert Ashley’s mercurial cut-ups as much as The Automatics Group’s incisive dance pop detournements and the proto-glitch music ...
  • Our Latest Release Score’s Bandcamp’s “Best of Contemporary Classical” November 2016 “This astounding anthology collects two-and-a-half hours of the early electronic experiments of Carl Stone, an L.A. composer who studied under Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and worked with Buchla synthesizers back in the ‘70s before finding his true passion: a kind of experimental sampling approach that presaged the developments of folks like John “Plunderphonics” Oswald ...
  • Textura Reviews Our New 3-LP Release “The only prosaic thing about Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties is its title. Otherwise, the eight pieces (one a digital-only bonus) on this three-LP collection of pioneering work by American electro-acoustic composer Carl Stone constitute an oft-mesmerizing two-and-a-half hours; in fact, of the seven album tracks, five are so extensively explored they each ...
  • Nick Zurko/Zurkonic Really REALLY Likes Our New Release “Jaw-dropping maximalist achievement, done so through a minimalist methodology…..compositions that, much like the CalArts music library Stone spent many of his hours in, reveal endless surprises and delights upon each listen….incredibly rewarding album.” Read the full review here go back to Press Clippings go back to Recordings
  • Pitchfork Weighs In With One of the First Reviews of Our 3-LP Set “Stunning indeed, full of purring drones that at first appear to hardly be moving, only to have them slowly slide and reveal infinite amounts of overtones. It’s evocative of some of my favorite minimal music from this era. “By-turns lovely, prickly, meditative, and maddening, these eight extended compositions (some two and a half hours of music) ...
  • New Album Scores a Rave Review on Bradford Bailey’s The Hum Blog In September 2016, The Hum blog, long a favorite even before we found out that Bradford Bailey was aware of our existence, published a review of “Carl Stone – Electronic Music From the Seventies and Eighties” that was thoughtful, historical, well-researched, and – best of all – could really only be categorized as a rave. Full ...