The Composer of Kingdom Hearts Has Never Stopped Reinventing Herself
A master of disparate styles, Shimomura achieved greatness without pretense.
Haruomi Hosono Has Made So Many Great Records He Can't Remember Them All
Upon his long-awaited return to the United States for sold-out shows on both coasts, the 71-year-old Japanese legend reflects on a lifetime of playful experiments.
Erika de Casier's R&B Feels Like Hitting the Club with an Old Friend
The hit-after-hit energy of her debut album 'Essentials' earns its title, which nods to classic best-of CDs.
Lena Raine's Digital Ambience Can Make You Panic or Help You Relax
Her soundtrack work for the acclaimed platformer 'Celeste' earned her scores of awards and a spot onstage next to Hans Zimmer. Her debut solo album 'Oneknowing' was made, in part, as a way of dealing with the sudden spotlight.
Remembering Mark Hollis, Pop Music's Quiet Rebel
Before his death this week at the age of 64, the Talk Talk songwriter made a few albums that felt like a secret scripture. Then he left it all behind.
The Noisey Guide to
The Guide to Getting Into City Pop, Tokyo’s Lush 80s Nightlife Soundtrack
Once derided as MOR muzak for yuppies, the glitzy genre that drew on funk, soul, disco, and lounge has become beloved by collectors and experimenters. Here's where to start.
Get Lost in Kelly Moran's Multi-Dimensional Piano Music
The composer and pianist, now touring in Oneohtrix Point Never's band, has a new album of more free-flowing improvisatory music called 'Ultraviolet.' It feels both personal and infinite.