Sometimes when it comes to releasing music it is all about timing. There are situations where the release is required to promote with tours or to commemorate something. In the case of The Ascent of Everest it's been close to seven years break between releases. This has happened due to various reasons such as illness … Continue reading The Ascent Of Everest – Is Not Defeated.
"Hugar is the Icelandic duo of Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson, two composers and multi-instrumentalists. Bergur is also the musical director for Bjork, who collaborates with her on her live dates. They’ve also collaborated with fellow Icelanders Jóhann Jóhannsson and Ólafur Arnalds, and Hugar has also recently worked with Sigur Rós on their Black Mirror … Continue reading Hugar – Varða.
With this succinct round up I cover the always interesting Greek label Sound in Silence and their releases from the end of last year until now. Label boss George Mastrokostas has a fine ear for sounds and has built a roster that encompasses old favourites, new names and new permutations. One thing that is apparent … Continue reading Sound In Silence Round Up – The Gentlemen Losers / Umber / AMP / Tim Linghaus / Western Edges / MISS+RESS / HIN / øjeRum / Wil Bolton / Sweeney.
If you are familiar with the music covered on this blog then you would be very much aware about both the 12k label and it's owner and artist in his own right, Taylor Deupree. Without being overly hyperbolic the influence of both 12k and Deupree cannot be overstated. From the principles that have guided him … Continue reading 12k: An interview with Taylor Deupree.
I don't always get around to releases straight away. Submissions roll in at an even rate, there's releases I buy myself as well as my addiction to podcasts. However, the submissions form a queue and are placed into a playlist that I can explore through. I tend to find myself most captivated when I am … Continue reading Dan Armstrong – A Long Time Coming / Confluent Phase – Ad Astra/ Anzio Green – Lygan.