2b: Press

  • 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 ...
  • Full Review of HIMALAYA in The Wire’s December 2019 Issue Carl Stone made the wise decision to split his latest creations over several releases. Carl Stone Himalaya Unseen Worlds CD/DL/2xLP   It takes 35 minutes to reach the summit of Carl Stone’s new Himalaya. To arrive there, you ascend through manically cut up and overlaid Afrobeats, funk and hiphop grooves together with a tasty disco riff that ...
  • The Wire’s review of Himalaya, my latest release Happy to report, The Wire’s review of Himalaya, my latest release, is pretty much a rave. Excerpt: It takes 35 minutes to reach the summit of Carl Stone’s new Himalaya. To arrive there, you ascend through manically cut up and overlaid Afrobeats, funk and hiphop grooves together with a tasty disco riff that reassembles the very ...
  • The Wire reviews my latest release on Unseen Worlds “It’s terrific….Stone is still ahead of the game when it comes to his knack for discovering a world of music in a grain of sound.” Baroo The Wire Review April 2019
  • The Wire Includes Us In The Top Ranks of Their Annual Roundup Wire year end 2018
  • The Wire Reviews Realistic Monk at Cafe Oto for its Historic 400th Issue “Drones and soundscapes in the cosy interior of Cafe Oto are the ideal counterpoint to a dank early spring afternoon in London, but the real draw that’s brought so many out are solo and combined performances by two innovating musicians…put the two together, the soft and subtle crafting of Miki Yui and the popped out ...
  • 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 ...