Piano Day 2019 is upon us. Normally I tend to shy away from things such as this, as while it does bring the attention to the instrument it can lead to a deluge of music which may be better heard in isolation rather than trying to pick through the multitude of release and discover. The … Continue reading Piano Day 2019 – Dominique Charpentier – Chrysalide / Lars Jakob Rudjord – Arpeggio.
There are certain days that pop up as popular release dates for labels and artists. March 22 was one such day that saw the release of the following albums via the ever reliable n5MD, Dauw and flau imprints. There was also the latest album by Lullatone "Music For Museum Gift Shops" which landed in my … Continue reading Ex Confusion – I Remember When.
There are certain days that pop up as popular release dates for labels and artists. March 22 was one such day that saw the release of the following albums via the ever reliable n5MD, Dauw and flau imprints. There was also the latest album by Lullatone "Music For Museum Gift Shops" which landed in my … Continue reading Stijn Hüwels – Tomodachi.
Anonymity is an interesting concept. Within the underground Ambient scene it is used from time to time to strip back or clear any possible preconceived impressions about an artist or a piece of music that you are about to hear. Examples of its use have included the recent Glåsbird release, The "Unknown" series that is … Continue reading Abul Mogard – And We Are Passing Through Silently.
Released on March 29, "In Moonlight" is the latest digital only EP from the famed Japanese composer, artist and label boss Akira Kosemura. Over the short duration of the four tracks Kosemura once more affirms his reputation to produce simply beautiful music. From time to time he wears his various hats (composer, artist and label … Continue reading Akira Kosemura – In Moonlight.
So far I have been lucky to have a handful of releases from the Modularfield come my way. The common thread that runs through them, other than an artistic vision throughout the artwork, is that regardless of what sonic territory they venture in, the sound quality is always high. "Tempelfof" is no exception. Crisp and … Continue reading Studio Rauschenberg – Tempelhof
Stripped back, just a man and his piano is what you get on Tom Blankenberg's debut lp (and debut for the Less Records label of which he is one of the partners) "Artemus". If Blankenberg wanted to make an album unadorned and pure, then he has succeeded with his first release. "Atermus" is the debut … Continue reading Tom Blankenberg – Atermus.