As the new year is hurtling forward, this is a brief look back at what was missed from last year. Sleepland Sleepland is the work of Kengo Yonemura who is based in Kobe, Japan and has released on labels such as White Paddy Mountain, Taâlem and Cellar Tapes. "Transition/Composition was recorded in the comfort of … Continue reading The Catch Up – Looking further back to 2018 #3.
Here I cast my eye over the newest and Fiftieth release from the Whitelab Rec's label as well as look back on two of their most recent releases that were missed before. Depending on each and every individual, sleep can be one of the most enjoyable, therapeutic things, or if you suffer from insomnia, one … Continue reading Various Artists – Sleeplaboratory1.0 / James McDermid – Kern Host / vau – Ways of Stillness.
Released on January 1 is this digital split single between Japan's Hidekazu Imashige aka Gallery Six and US artist Adam London aka Bedroom. Imashige has a large discography which includes collaborative or split artist releases and releases on labels such as Archives, Vent and Unknown Tone. London has now released two albums, "The Inner Pattern" … Continue reading Gallery Six & Bedroom – Winter in Memory.
For this second look back to 2018 releases I visit the Fall batch from the Constellation Tatsu label and two albums from Hong Kong based artist Norvik. Celer "Sit down, put your arms out, and lean your head back. Your neck rests on the black leather of the couch, and warm sunlight only comes in … Continue reading The Catch up – Looking Further Back to 2018 #2.
Following on from his "Aitaké Suite for Solo Violin" Ep which featured on my Best of list for last year, Mathieu Karsenti unleashes his new Ep "Movements". Featuring musicians such as a percussionist Joe Martone, his wife, violinist Jordan Ann, Karsenti plays piano and the other instruments. Karsenti describes the Ep as "A cinematic exploration … Continue reading Mathieu Karsenti – Movements.
"ILUITEQ is the ambient music project founded by Sergio Calzoni and Andrea Bellucci, renowned musicians of the Italian experimental scene, with several albums released under various monikers and bands (Orghanon, Colloquio, Red Sector A, Subterranean Source). With the debut album «Soundtracks For Winter Departures» (2019 - TXT Recordings), the duo explores the many facets of ambient music, … Continue reading ILUITEQ – Soundtracks For Winter Departures.
The nature of doing a blog means that at times you get overwhelmed by the amount of submissions. I like to try to support releases/artists/labels that have sent things my way, especially those that fit in within the genre confines of the blog and my own personal tastes. That said the whole work/life and blog/life … Continue reading The Catch Up – A look back to 2018.
Eilean Rec open the new year strongly (and their final year of existence) with the fifth full length release from these prolific well-known Dutch experimentalists. Most of their collaborations have seen the light of day through Banabila's Tapu label with the most recent being 2016's "Macrocosms" . "Michel Banabila and Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) have … Continue reading Banabila & Machinefabriek – Entropia.
Lavalu is the US born, Dutch based artist Marielle Woltring who has been creating music since 1998 under her own name, adopting the Lavalu moniker in 2004. "Solitary High" is her third album, originally released in 2017. "With this album I return to my roots. Just the piano and I, no band behind me. … Continue reading Lavalu – Solitary High.
I take submissions seriously. When people send me their music, it is more than just songs. It's a culmination of their time, effort, trials, mistakes and successes. The amount sent means that things have a tendency of slipping through. Here is another brief look back to those that have been patiently sitting in the queue. … Continue reading The Catch Up: A Veil in Water / Kirill Mazhai / A Spot On The Hill / Simon Mcorry / Ashlar.