Doing a blog with a specific musical coverage means you naturally get sent a lot of thematically similar sounding music. It can lead to listening fatigue. Ever so now and then you get something that is a little left field that requires you to take time to absorb it. This is the case with the … Continue reading Corwin Trails – Wolf Songs Folk Songs.
A bloggers best friend is the short release, be it in length or number of tracks. It can be daunting to get through a batch of solo piano albums all a dozen or so tracks and come up with words that are not so repetitive. The following acts have released singles either as stand alone … Continue reading Singles Club: Laura Masotto / 12 Ensemble / ANASIA / Good Weather For An Airstrike / Signal Hill.
"'Dark Sky City' is my way of remembering and recalling memories of years spent in the Arizona mountains and desert valleys. Each track carries with it a connection to a special place or adventure that helped guide me to where I am today. The warmth that emanates from each guitar recorded in the ep is … Continue reading Amparo – Dark Sky City.
Hammock have been one of those groups that I have intended to deep dive for sometime. Prior to this release my only real interaction I had with the Nashville duo was a compilation called "An Introduction to Hammock" which from memory was a short lived sampler download from their bandcamp page which compiled tracks from … Continue reading Hammock – Silencia.
I've been wrestling with a way to correctly convey a feeling about the music on this album without making it about the battle of the sexes. You see, when I listen to pieces like some of the ones that make up this album or those by another artist like Poeme, I am aware of a … Continue reading Hollie Kenniff – The Gathering Dawn.
The 130701 label has a history of discovering new artists and exposing them to a larger audience. Artists like Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Dmitry Evgrafov, Resina and Shida Shahabi have joined the likes of Max Richter, Jóhan Jóhannsson and Hauschka in the label's catalog. Shida Shahabi is one of the label's most recent discoveries with her debut … Continue reading Shida Shahabi – Shifts.
Michael A. Muller the co-founder of Balmorhea has recently released his solo debut "Lower River" through both the Beacon Sound and 1631 Recordings labels. Balmorhea have been around for some thirteen years largely releasing via the superb Western Vinyl label. Balmorhea 's music has been described as a mix of minimalism meets Post Rock meets … Continue reading Michael A. Muller – Lower River.