50) Roly Porter | Third Law
49) Drombeg | Earthworks
48) Manos Milonakis | Solfar
47) Numenorean | Home
Season of Mist
46) 65daysofstatic | No Man’s Sky
45) Christopher Tignor | Along a Vanishing Plane
44) Takahiro Kido | The New World
43) Niklas Paschburg | Tuur Mang Welten
42) Eus | Luminar
41) Ian William Craig | Centres
FORPE Presents: The Silent Ballet’s Top 100 Albums of 2014 (20-11) by The Silent Ballet on Mixcloud
20) William Ryan Fritch | Leave Me Like You Found Me
Lost Tribe Sound
19) Beware of Safety | Lotusville
18) Jakob | Sines
17) Poppy Ackroyd | Feathers
16) Bohren & der Club of Gore | Piano Nights
15) Tomorrow We Sail | For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight
14) Christina Vantzou | No.2
13) Christopher Tignor | Thunder Lay Down in the Heart
12) A Winged Victory for the Sullen | Atomos
11) Lawrence English | Wilderness of Mirrors
Western Vinyl has announced that it will be releasing Balmorhea’s self-titled debut on vinyl. The new version will also include a version of “Attesa” reworked by Nils Frahm. To commemorate the release, Balmorhea will play a a show in their hometown, Austin, and a one-off show in New York City with Christopher Tignor.
Oct 24 Austin, TX • Central Presbyterian Church w/ Aisha Burns Oct 28 Brooklyn, NY • The Green Building w/ Christopher Tignor
Also note that the band’s limited edition 7″, Heir, is still available. Listen to a preview below.
Christopher Tignor has released his second video from Thunder Lay Down in the Heart. The video for “To Draw a Perfect Circle” comes courtesy of Alexander Turnquist. Watch it above. Thunder is out now on Western Vinyl.
Created by Kurtis Hough, “A Boy” is the first video released from Tignor’s marvelous Thunder Lay Down in the Heart, out now on Western Vinyl.
Few have been as acclaimed by The Silent Ballet over the past decade as Christopher Tignor (Slow Six, Wires Under Tension), so expectations were understandably high for his second release under his own name. Thunder Lay Down in the Heart does not disappoint.
Thunder begins with the reading of a poem from John Ashbery (by Ashbery himself) and quickly proceeds to the album’s main work — the title track broken into three pieces. The second half of the album is a reworking of the first half at the hands of Tignor, and Rachel Grimes (of Rachel’s) on “First, Impressions.” “Thunder” mesmerizes like the best out of Slow Six’s catalog and takes the listener on a journey of truly epic proportions. Often overlooked in NYC burgeoning contemporary classical scene, Tignor’s compositions never fail to impress, and “Thunder” sees the composer outdoing himself once again. It is a bit of a surprise, then, that the album’s highlight lies in the forth track, “The Listening Machines,” in which Tignor showcases his most experimental track in recent memory. Although Wires of Tension certainly sees Tignor getting quite a workout in audio manipulation, “The Listening Machines” catapults the album to a new level that should be welcomed by fans of Ben Frost, Tim Hecker, and Daniel Lopatin.
Thunder succeeds on all fronts, and we’re again reminded why Christopher Tignor has become one of the forefront pioneers in modern instrumental music.
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Editor’s Note: Tignor’s interview @Textura comes highly recommend for those interested in the inner workings of the album.
New Christopher Tignor album Thunder Lay Down In The Heart is available for pre-order on Western vinyl.
Preview the track “Thunder Lay Down In The Heart II” above.