After a spectacular 2017 with "The Prelude To" series and a period of evaluation, Lost Tribe Sound have returned with their first release of the year with Italian duo of Roberto P Siguera and Attilio Novellino aka Luton. "Black Box Animals" is their debut album in a run of 200 cd's in typical LTS high … Continue reading Luton – Black Box Animals.
"Short Stories. Piano Book Volume 2" is the follow-up to the successful first volume of early 2014, also released by Home Normal. "At Home - Piano Book Volume 1" brought Guzzetti more notice which led to him establishing his own imprint with Stella Recordings, music publishing with Mute Song and vinyl releases through Brooklyn Bridge … Continue reading Stefano Guzzetti – Short Stories. Piano Book, Volume 2.
Continuing on with n5MD's stellar 2018 they have just announce the forthcoming release from New Zealand's Stray Theories callled "All that was lost". This is the artist's first lp since the self released "Those Who Remain" back in 2013. This release has a street date of June 29 with pre-orders commencing at the end of … Continue reading Forthcoming: Stray Theories – All that was lost.
"The Cakemaker" is an Israeli/German award-winning feature film that is about a German man whose Israeli lover dies and he goes to Israel to discover what happened to him and meets his lovers widow. The movie was described as "a tender,tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief." Naturally listening … Continue reading Dominique Charpentier – The Cakemaker / Réminiscence .
In less than a year Leeds based band come collective Hundred Year Old Man have progressed from a single ("Black Fire" August, 2017) to an Ep ("Rei" January, 2018) through to a debut double album "Breaching" (April, 2018). All have appeared on the Manchester based Gizeh label (with the last two releases being collaborations with … Continue reading Hundred Year Old Man – Breaching.
It seems fitting on the one year anniversary of this blog to finally get 'round to reviewing Lorenzo Masotto's "White Materials". This time last year Masotto's "Aeolian Processes" was the first ever review. While the former album came out on the Russian label Dronarivm, this handmade album in an edition of 200 copies was self … Continue reading Lorenzo Masotto – White Materials .
For this second part of Eilean Rec release catch up, I get up to speed on the Class of 2018 (minus the previously reviewed Ljerke release). Again, some fine works of various colors and musical styles for listeners to dive right into. Śruti is the collaboration between Egyptian experimental musicians Omar El Abd (Omrr) & … Continue reading Eilean Rec x5: Śruti/ Benjamin Finger/ Emmanuel Whitzthum/ Aries Mond/ Amuleto.
Most recently seen as part of the Illuminine "#2 Reworks" release on Dauw, Brussels based English Musician Will Samson (12k, Karaoke Kalk, Talitres) returns to the label with "A Baleia" which translates to "The Whale" in Portuguese. This 22 minute album of tape manipulations focusing on wordless ambient works, was inspired by time spent in … Continue reading Forthcoming : Will Samson – A Baleia.
Alapastel is the recording name of Slovakian composer Lukáš Bulko with his debut release being the first release in the series from Slowcraft label called Slowcraft Presents. Each release will be limited to a first edition of 150 copies with heavyweight custom sleeve which is hand stamped and includes other personal hand-made elements. For this … Continue reading Alapastel – Hidden For The Eyes.
On April 6 the Miasmah imprint releases the debut from US cellist Clarice Jensen called "For this from that will be filled" on CD/Vinyl/Download. Usually a debut would mean a new artist, but this is not the case with Jensen who is the artistic director of ACME (American Contemporary Musical Ensemble) appearing on releases with … Continue reading Clarice Jensen – For this from that will be filled.