Piano and Coffee Records is the offshoot of the very fine blog of the same name. Based in Lima, Peru they have put out four releases since they debut - Doug Thomas' "Ballades" in November of 2017 and have thankfully introduced / promoted newer artists such as the above duo, Pinki Plonki and Maria Cascales … Continue reading Klangriket & Sjors Mans – The Amsterdam Sessions.
flau is a Japanese label founded back in December 2006. Since then artists such as Part Timer, Orla Wren, Cuushe, Henning Schmeidt, The Boats, Masayoshi Fujita, Radicalfashion and others have seen releases come out on this label. The label, which was described by Timeout Tokyo as "One of the Biggest Name in Really Small Sounds" … Continue reading Various Artists – Circles.
Stray Theories is the Australian born and New Zealand based musician Micah Templeton- Wolfe who has been releasing music since 2006 and has appeared on labels such as Already Dead, self released digital and physical, and a bunch of digital releases through the likes of A Strangest Isolated Place, Bloodsugar Records and others. His latest … Continue reading Stray Theories – All That Was Lost.
Klangriket is the recording name for Swedish musician Fabian Rosenberg. Rosenberg who has appeared on the Piano and Coffee label with the release "The Amsterdam Sessions" his collaboration with Sjors Mans (which one day will be coveted here), was last seen in this blog with his contribution to Dominique Charpentier's "Reminiscences" album. According to Rosenberg … Continue reading Klangriket – Koltrast.
Norwegian composer and multi instrumentalist John Erik Kaada (pronounced CODA) has spent the last decade or so releasing diverse works from soundtracks through to collaborations with Mike Patton (Ipecac Recordings, Mr Bungle, Fantômas, etc...) with his debut release on his own Mirakel Recordings, released on May 25, the Fifty Minute, eleven track album "Closing Statements". … Continue reading Kaada – Closing Statements.
Home Normal have been releasing a series of collaborations in the last year or so. Mostly they have been releases from label boss Ian Hawgood alongside his friends (and notable artists in their own right) Wil Bolton, Danny Norbury and Giulio Aldinucci. However, this time it is a collaboration between James Murray and Stijn Hüwels. … Continue reading Silent Vigils – Fieldem.
As a follow up to his 2018 album "Far Away Music" album on Preserved Sound, Benjamin Louis Brody has released the single "Oscillations" on the New York based Susan Records label, described as being "trance-inducing... for two trombones and synth" Musically, Brody previously recorded under the name Flow State, worked with drummer Ian Chang, composers … Continue reading Benjamin Louis Brody – Oscillations.
The thing about doing a blog is that you are inundated with a wealth of material to review. I get a decent amount and as this is something I pretty much do when I have spare time, the releases come in all the time a pile up. I try to vary the reviews so it … Continue reading The Illusion of Silence – The White Summer/ Hypnodial – Aether Alcoves / DunJIN – The Conquering Worm.
The name Ian Hawgood should not be a new one for those with an interest in the Ambient underground. Look in your collection, I am sure the Home Normal imprint will be there, if not one of the many releases that he has mastered should be - just to give you an example, in 2018 … Continue reading Ian Hawgood – 光.
The prolific Benjamin Finger who has released on labels such as Oak Editions, Time Released and Eilean Rec to name a few, saw the release of "For Those About to Love" on Flaming Pines back in November of last year. From the label: "Norway's Benjamin Finger plunges the listener into a pulsing, sparkling disorienting world … Continue reading In brief – A look back Pt. 2.