In recent years it feels like the cello as an instrument has been shedding its skin somewhat and popping up in a variety of music genres or styles that you may not expect to find it, but yet it shines through. Artists like Aaron Martin and Clarice Jensen have been featured in this blog and … Continue reading Jo Quail – Exsolve.
Ghent based label Dauw is almost a victim of their success. I say this because of their fast rate at selling out releases. The latest of which is the re-issue and extended version on vinyl of the cassette they originally released back in November of 2017. Much like their label buddy in Eilean Rec that … Continue reading Benoît Pioulard – Slow Spark. Soft Spoke.
Dominique Charpentier is no stranger in these posts, last appearing in April of this year with his album's "The Cakemaker" and "Reminiscence". In fact there is yet to be a work of his that I haven't liked. This time around instead of his usual method of releasing his music, he has put out his latest … Continue reading Dominique Charpentier – Carnet De Voyage.
Sometimes a breath of fresh air comes in via email. One morning an email came in from Lela Amparo aka Amparo about her forthcoming six track cassette release on the Cologne based Modularfield label. Both artist and label were new names to me and maybe it was the cusp of changing seasons, but listening to … Continue reading Amparo – Palm House.
Jonas Hain is a 27-year-old Berlin based Pianist and composer who released his debut 8 track album "Solopiano" back on April 20th of this year. October 19 sees his new single released called "MMXV" and is well worth the listen from an exciting new talent. In an interview with Contemplative Classical Hain mentions about his … Continue reading Jonas Hain – MMXV.
Olivia Belli is an Italian pianist and composer with her successful crowd sourced album "Where Night Never Comes" released on October 19. She has been releasing music since 2016 and has racked up more than four million streams of her music on Spotify. This sixteen track album she describes as feminine and she hopes to … Continue reading Olivia Belli – Where Night Never Comes.
Akira Kosemura has had a busy year. What, with scoring the OWN channel's "Love is___", his Schole label has released works from the likes of Jochen Tiberius Koch, Tim Linghaus and Daisuke Miyatani to none a few. Now Kosemura issues a solo piano release, the digital "Yearbook" Ep on Schole/1631 Recordings. The Ep introduces the … Continue reading Akira Kosemura – Yearbook EP.
"You Look Different" is the debut album from Eymeric Amselem aka Fall Therapy. Based in Grenoble close to the French Alps, Amselem is a multi instrumentalist who produces electronica from mixed with acoustic instruments and floating between introspection and abstraction. Much like n5MD's recent duo Suumhow, Amselem grew up on a steady diet of artists … Continue reading Fall Therapy – You Look Different.
I recently used the analogy of the block game Jenga to describe the precarious nature of the review queue to a label boss. Being largely a weekend blogger due to the usual work/life balance, I barely get even with the submissions reviewed vs the new ones coming in. This is yet another in the series … Continue reading The Round Up, pt 1 – Philip Samartzis and Daniela d’Arielli / Sven Laux / Dead Melodies / Understated Theory.
Today, October 12, Norwegian pianist/composer Lars Jakob Rudjord releases a new single. Previously featured in these pages for the track "Pharos", today's release sees him return to his "Indiepiano" album and the track "Horizont" which has been remixed by the Ninja Tune signed Turntablist/Musician Kid Koala aka Eric San. It has an interesting back story. … Continue reading Lars Jakob Rudjord – Horizont (Kid Koala Remix).