"Summer is here. The temperatures are up and the sun roof is down, people are hot, the drinks cold, the shades are on and the layers are off. Just in time Mandroid drops his new EP of throwback soul vibes and ice chilled, smooth summer grooves. This EP is the soundtrack for all your … Continue reading Mandroid – Sunday Morning.
The opening address of the mail I received in regards to the Rinnovare EP was about the artist himself. "Located in Kelowna , British Columbia , modern classical / ambient composer Matteo Neufeld creates worn atmospheres with layered string orchestrations , & textural ambience invoking inner reflection , still awareness & dreamy visualisation." The statement … Continue reading Rinnovare – Aperturia.
It's quite easy when you blog about music as a past time, to be swamped and lacking in spirit. It's not that there is something wrong with the quality of the music, it is more about misplacing your Mojo and your batteries have run flat. My intent was to try to wrap up the June … Continue reading Awakened Souls – How We Heal.
"Brother Tree Sound’s second EP takes us on a journey to find the spaces between; of which there are many if we pause to observe them. Interstice means an intervening space, especially a very small one. The space between music and silence, the space between four musicians where their imaginations meet, spaces between microtones, … Continue reading Brother Tree Sound – Interstices.
"This album was conceived in Moscow during the Spring of 2018, when Dmitry Vasilyev organised the concert of Enrico Coniglio and Giulio Aldinucci at дом - Dom Cultural Centre. The album reflects the feelings of some very intensive days made of exchanges of ideas with a multitude of people involved in music (including Dmitry … Continue reading Enrico Coniglio & Giulio Aldinucci – Stalking The Elusive.
Much Like May, here we have Part 1 of some of the releases that came my way that were released in the month of June from labels such as élan vital, A Strangely Isolated Place, Modularfield, Lost Tribe Sound, Moderna, Rottenman Editions and a self released work from Oscar W. Küsel. "Downpour is a … Continue reading June Pt. 1.
"Dmitry Evgrafov returns with his fourth career album and third for FatCat’s 130701 imprint (Max Richter, Johann Johannsson, Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka). His most accomplished work to date, ‘Surrender’ is a broad and dramatic record that expands the Moscow-based artist’s palette and reaches beyond the usual post-classical range. Revealing an ambitious scope across the twelve-track … Continue reading Dmitry Evgrafov – Surrender.
"“Handles”, Drexler’s debut album, is inspired by new beginnings and ideas of rebirth. The music infuses intimate chamber strings with tender piano tones, ambient synth, minimal percussion and folky guitars. He adds to this instrumentation by manipulating sound using production techniques, delays, and experimenting with acoustic spaces. The album also incorporates field recordings from … Continue reading Drexler – Handles.
The Lost Tribe Sound label like a good challenge. Each year for the past few they have set up a subscription service to release a batch of music under a theme. The previous years have seen the "Prelude To The Decline" and "We Stayed To The Path That Fell To Shadow" series. 2020 sees their … Continue reading Arrowounds – The Loneliness Of The Deep Sea Diver.
For the second round up of releases from the month of May we have a diverse assortment of artists. John Hayes "The Last Best Place' sees Minneapolis- based pianist, John Hayes, return with his second full-length release. Inspired by the unexpected loss of a friend along with moving into a new studio space, 'The Last … Continue reading May – Pt. 2.