There is something comforting about starting the new year with a Bruno Sanfilippo release. January 1, 2018 saw the release of the single "Doll" followed by the albums "Unity" and "inTRO - Remastered and Expanded". For January 1, 2019 Sanfilippo unveils his new album "Pianette" which includes "Doll". "Pianette' consists of a collection of solo … Continue reading Bruno Sanfilippo – Pianette.
The Greece based label Sound in Silence has had a consistently good year. These four releases represent just under half their 10 releases of 2018, with the most recent ones (Eternell, Sinerider, Styrofoam, Umber and The Gentlemen Losers) to follow in a later review. With a schedule that includes the likes of Wil Bolton, r. … Continue reading Sound in Silence: David Newlyn/ Gray Acres/ Ben Rath / The Green Kingdom.
One of the struggles of doing a blog is attempting to try to cover as much as possible. Sometimes it's easier to whittle down submissions that don't really fit the confines or parameters that I have set up, another thing is to place emphasis on those that have more of a financial implication attached to … Continue reading Eilean Rec: May to December 2018.
Here is an album I wanted to make sure I got around to covering prior the year closing. Every once in a while you come across an artist that you are vaguely familiar with their history. In Miller's case its his duo worriedaboutsatan and his micro-label This is it Forever, that when you hear something … Continue reading Gavin Miller – Shimmer.
Dauw finishes off the year with a release from an artist that has been on their radar for some time. That artist is Florida based Josh Mason who has been releasing works since 2010 on labels such as Digitalis Limited, Eilean Rec and Own Records. "While in the beginning Mason his work was mainly based … Continue reading Josh Mason – L+.
Both these releases come from the Italy based KrysaliSound label run by sound artist Francis M Gri. 2018 saw releases by James McDermid, Federico Dal Pozzo, klās'tĭk, Hirotaka Shirotsubaki and two re-issues from øjeRum. Each of these releases demonstrated different styles, from glacial ambience to sound art to experimental dronescapes, which shows the label to be … Continue reading øjeRum – The Forest is Sleeping Within the Trees / Hirotaka Shirotsubaki – Last Goodbye.
I get sent some things that don't really fit the theme that I have in mind for the blog - Electro Pop trios?Alternative Hip Hop collectives? This particular release balances those boundaries I have set with a mix that marries shoegaze-isms and electronic touches. I Am Snow Angel is New York City based Dream Pop … Continue reading I Am Snow Angel – Honeybee (Cabin Mix).
Over the last, say decade or so, labels such as Time Released Sound, Fluid Audio and Lost Tribe Sound (to name a few) have been bringing back an emphasis to the presentation of music with their hand-made, special and intricate editions. This you can see as a deliberate push back to the way that music … Continue reading Thesis Set04 – Derek Hunter Wilson / Rauelsson / Endless Melancholy / Hotel Neon / Chris Adams and Oliver Doerell/ Simon Scott and Mike Weis.
"Holocene", released today December 14, is the first introduction to the forthcoming "Refuge" album by Sylvain Texier aka Ô Lake. It also, for me and I am sure for anyone that checks out the video below, heralds a new talent. "To give a name to his new musical project, Sylvain Texier found the inspiration in … Continue reading Ô Lake – Holocene.
Two favourites have announced albums for the new year. Brock Van Wey aka bvdub returns to n5MD for "Explosions in Slow Motion" due out on on Freruary 22, is his first since his self released insomnia influenced "Nights of Nine Vigils", while Bruno Sanfilippo releases "Pianette" on Januray 1st following on from his "inTRO Remastered … Continue reading News – Forthcoming albums from bvdub and Bruno Sanfilippo.