The always delightful Yeah I Know It Sucks has a very flattering review up of Concert music for orchestra, chorus, and chamber musicians, 2005-2010, an artificial album made up of live recordings of some of my pieces over the years. An excerpt:
I could imagine wordless theatre shows taking the music up and build entire complimenting performances around them. I bet the theatres would flourish and turn into newly generated fan machines. Normal person goes in – hears an amazing show – gets hooked on the excitement – comes out as a super fan of this very fine composer. They all will be my new friends, and the excitement as a person could also team up with their excitements & we all live happily in a world dominated by the inspiring concert music. Animation series and movies will be made with them as their core of inspiration, dance moves will be choreographed and everywhere you go the sounds will come out to greet you lovingly.
I don’t think it gets any more flattering than that 🙂 Read the full review here, and be sure to check out the whole site–YIKIS routinely spotlights some of the most interesting and adventurous indie music out there!
Catch the “live” version of “Club Clanger” from Departure 2019 on the Tabs Out Cassette Podcast on Mixcloud along with stellar new releases from Jonathan James Carr, Dos Monos, Eartheater, and more.
Lovely review and photos (!!!) of the Departure 2019 tape on the Raised by Cassettes blog. “There are a lot of sounds in here all at once- some slip beats and some static which makes it even begin to sound like a swarm of bees- and yet when you hear them all combined, in their formation together, it sounds like magic…”
Absolutely gorgeous review of Music for the DMV up on the Recclective blog today. I’m blushing from quotes like this:
“…let’s be real if there is a hell it’s probably a lot like the DMV. Yet Elizabeth Joan Kelly’s music is like a guided meditation for the creatives, for the daydreamers in all of us, and something that helps us escape our immediate surroundings–and by accomplishing that she has made the mundane beautiful. For providing the soundtrack, and even anthem of all daydreamers I give this album my recc.”
Read the full review on the blog at https://recclective.com/2019/03/24/elizabeth-joan-kelly-music-for-the-dmv/
Departure 2019 has its first review on Yeah I Know It Sucks with some glorious descriptions of the 3 song EP, including the following excerpt:
“It’s here that the music rattles around like a kind engine of unspecific electronic origin, one that caters Elizabeth Joan Kelly’s voice like a space fairy that had been made for the glorious mission. She sings beautifully warm and kind, as if her vocals are channeled from another world in which everything is better, healthier and sane.”
Read the full review here!
Another priceless review from Yeah I Know It Sucks, this time of my Gertrude Stein rap “If I Told Him.” An excerpt:
“There in my imagination Elizabeth Joan Kelly sits behind the wheel, golden teeth blinking in the sun as she is rapping out her words like the toughest hero who knows what she is doing – and I sit next to her as a support act, waving my hands in awe: how cool is that?”
Read the full review over on their blog, and thank you to YIKIS for all of their support!
Yeah I Know It Sucks reviews The Found Sound Project, an experiment in only using randomly-generated sound clips from FreeSound to create music. “A piece of art worth breaking your bones for!” is a pretty amazing description! Read the full review here.
Yeah I Know It Sucks wrote a love fest on their blog this morning highlighting my solo duet (?) cover of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’s original ❤ Head over to the blog and share in the adulation!
Thank you to A Little Bit of Sol for the review of my music, including Music for the DMV, Starchild, Concert Music, and If I Told Him:
“If there was ever the perfect example of ‘soundscapes’ this is it. So much to take in, so much to get lost in. Sometimes twisted but always enchanting.”
See the full post over on the blog!