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.
Coming out last month on the Berlin based Karl Records label is the latest effort by Norwegian sonic terrorist Benjamin Finger. Finger, who has featured before in this blog, is joined for this release by Mia Zabelka and James Plotkin (who is these days a renowned masterer). Where one artist starts and ends is a … Continue reading Benjamin Finger / James Plotkin / Mia Zabelka – Pleasure – Voltage.
Within the Ambient underground collaborations seem to capture the inspired moments. They work best when the artists give of themselves and share with other artists their individual talents. With "Sallaw" you have three artists from vastly different countries coming together. Porya Hatami comes from Iran and has been a highly productive artist of the last … Continue reading Porya Hatami |Aaron Martin | Roberto Attanasio – Sallaw.
From time to time releases come out that are collections of pieces from the cutting room floor. Simple time restraints, feel, mood or sense of completion see them miss official releases. Because of this, some of these compilations can come across a bit spotted. This is not the case with the latest release from n5MD … Continue reading Last Days – Fragments.