n5MD have just announced the signing of Jason van Wyk to their roster. Back when I did the interview with Mike Cadoo there was a mention of a South African signing, which I was hopeful was van Wyk. Jason van Wyk previously released music in the trance and more electronic veins, but it was his albums … Continue reading News – Jason van Wyk signs to n5MD.
This, the final release from n5MD for 2018 is a 5 year work in progress from Australian Alex Gillet aka Boy is Fiction and US artist Chris Schafer from Lights Out Asia, who is credited under his new solo moniker Ghosts of Tyto Alba. Tyto Alba is the common Barn Owl which is interestingly found … Continue reading Boys is Fiction + Ghosts of Tyto Alba – A Single Beam Of Light.
Modularfield follows on from the stunning Amparo release "Palm House" with the second release on the label from Skyence entitled "Companion". After a handful of digital only releases, Skyence aka Jochen Mader has unveiled this capitivating 12" ep that shows his skill as a composer, not constrained by genre defining boundaries. "If you gaze far into … Continue reading Skyence – Companion.
It's been awhile since I last connected with the work of Dominic Deane. The last time was the "Hitherto" 5" lathe on Twice Removed, but since then he self released the "Yukon Youth" CD as Ten as well as appearing on Cathedral Transmissions as part of Trouble The Dark. He also has a discography that … Continue reading Ten – The Fog Bank
Hannu Karjalainen follows up last years "A Handful Of Dust is a Desert" (Karaoke Kalk, 2017) with "Drift" on the Kingdoms label. "This seven track mini album on Francis Harris’ Kingdoms sees Karjalainen continue his explorations in new directions - touching on field recordings, soundscapes and esoteric instrumentation to build a truly meditative and moving … Continue reading Hannu Karjalainen – Drift.
By now Brady Kendall aka Alaskan Tapes should be known to people through his self released music (and one co-released through Fluid Audio). He certainly isn't a stranger to these pages with his last two albums being covered. This, has second physical and fifth release overall for 2018, happens to be, consistent with his nom … Continue reading Alaskan Tapes – The Ocean No Longer Wants Us.
Sometimes where an artist ends up can be a fair distance from where they started. An example of this is Christopher Dicker, who has gone from being the vocalist of a Screamo/Metalcore band to solo piano modern classicist. Fellow Australian Brendon John Warner started out in the Post Metal/Post Rock band We Lost The Sea. … Continue reading Brendon John Warner – La Fonte.
Spanish duo Lee Yi and Meneh Peh make, under the Emilìa moniker, some of the most breath-taking miniatures in the Modern Classical/Drone field. Their previous release "Down To The Sadness River" made my best of list for 2017. Since then Lee Yi has been active with two releases under his belt - one for Shimmering … Continue reading Emilìa – Spring Through A Window.
The ever busy James Murray (Slowcraft Records, Silent Vigils) has recently released this album via the Fluid Audio imprint. Recently I mentioned the Dauw and Eilean labels as victims of their own success. This is also attributable also to Fluid Audio who taken time and effort to construct impressive works of art that sell out … Continue reading James Murray – Landscapes of Lovers.
The latest look back and a quick round-up of releases sent my way brings a rather eclectic bunch. From the conceptual work of Neotropic through to the folky folk/ neo classical of Zura Zaj, the music sent represents more than a single style. As ever I am drowning in music, apologies for the brevity in … Continue reading The Round Up Pt 3. – Neotropic / Anne Garner / Zura Zaj / Rhucle / Pool of Light.