Quentin Sirjacq – Companion / Haythem Mahbouli – Catching Moments In Time.

Schole Records have a knack for releasing works by composers that blur the lines of genre classifications. This is very evident with the latest release from Paris born composer Quentin Sirjacq. Sirjacq who has studied at Mills College (California) and the Royal Conservatory (The Hague), returns to Schole for "Companion". An eclectic musician, he has … Continue reading Quentin Sirjacq – Companion / Haythem Mahbouli – Catching Moments In Time.

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anthéne – asymmetry / weightless.

Anthéne is Toronto, Canada based artist Brad Deschamps who has been making Ambient music since 2011. He also records as part of the duo North Atlantic Drift with Mike Abercrombie. Brad runs the magnificent Polar Seas Recording label (which was inaugurated by a pair of North Atlantic Drift releases), and also has released material from … Continue reading anthéne – asymmetry / weightless.

Valeska Rautenberg – Veins – Songs For Piano, Wind & Water.

Valeska Rautenberg appeared on these pages back in August of last year with her "Aerial Minds" ep, a release that fused her piano playing and singing. Eight months on we have her follow-up release "Veins - Songs For Piano, Wind & Water" which strips her music back to focus on the piano. If she is … Continue reading Valeska Rautenberg – Veins – Songs For Piano, Wind & Water.

Tomoyoshi Date+ Stijn Hüwels – hochu-ekki- tou.

After moving house (and countries) Home Normal release their third album for the year with this Japanese and Belgium collaboration. Most defining musical styles are referenced in capital and with a punctuation mark, such as Metal! But the music that encompasses this album would be best defined as minimalism - all lowercase with no need … Continue reading Tomoyoshi Date+ Stijn Hüwels – hochu-ekki- tou.

Sven Laux and Daniela Orvin – The Writings.

The surge in popularity towards Modern Classical or piano based music can largely be attributed to the likes of Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds, Stefano Guzzetti, Bruno Sanfilippo, Library Tapes and others with their inspirational works of the last decade and a half. Essentially they re-framed the piano and brought it into a modern context. With … Continue reading Sven Laux and Daniela Orvin – The Writings.