I have been suffering from some listener fatigue with the amount of Modern Classical releases that have come my way. So, a way of cleaning out my ears and recharging my batteries is to listen to something different. "What Is Hidden" fits that bill. Stefan Węgłowski is a "composer, producer, live performer. His works … Continue reading Stefan Węgłowski – To Co Ukryte / What Is Hidden.
This post combines a collection of Italian artists working within and around the Modern Classical frameworks. The Italian scene which includes the likes of Stefano Guzzetti, Ludovico Einaudi and Fabrizio Paterlini is one of the richest and vibrant within this form of music. For further exploration check out this play list on Spotify. The latest … Continue reading Eleuteria – In My Chest / Lorenzo Masotto – Home / Olivia Belli – River Path / Fabio Di Biase – Oceano.
The popularity of soundtrack scores has increased in recent years thanks to the crossover of artists from scenes such as modern classical - Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds. A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter as well as other artists such as Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, Mica Levi and Ben Frost heading … Continue reading Logan Nelson – Lavender Echoes / Colin Stetson – Colour Out Of Space.
Schole Records open their 2020 account with the return of three of their artists, Germany's Jochen Tiberius Koch, France's Quentin Sirjacq and England's Dakota Suite (aka Chris Hooson). Sirjacq and Hooson are long time artists and collaborators for the label, while Koch is making his second appearance after his "Walden" album. "Jochen Tiberius Koch, … Continue reading Jochen Tiberius Koch / Dakota Suite & Quentin Sirjacq.
"The Alvaret Ensemble is the improvisatory collective based around Greg Haines (piano), Jan Kleefstra (voice, poems), Romke Kleefstra (guitar, bass and effects) and Sytze Pruiksma (percussion). "Ea" is the group’s third album, after releasing the acclaimed self-titled double debut and the second album "Skeylja" in respectively 2012 and 2014 on Denovali Records. "Ea" was … Continue reading The Alvaret Ensemble – ea.
Not for the first time I find myself falling behind with the output of the British label Whitelabrecs. Of the Eighteen (!) releases from this 2019, so far I have covered two - Anthéne "Weightless" and the Various Artists compilation "Sleeplaboratory1.0" which date back to the start of the year. With their first release for … Continue reading Whitelabrecs 2019.
In December of last year I took a look at the review queue and saw that it was past 1100 tracks and decided to go through it closely with a view to clearing out some that wasn't really to my takes and to try as best to clear the ones I liked prior to the … Continue reading Ô Lake / Jacob Pavek / Nico Cascal/ Philip Daniel/ Lullatone/ A Spot On The Hill/ Slowburner/ John Hayes/ Traveler CS/ SASO / K. Corcoran .
The Canadian label Polar Seas Recordings joined the vinyl fray towards the end of 2019 with these two albums being their first releases on this format. From an outsider I take it to mean that the label is in a healthy position to move from their traditional cassette and CD-R's releases. Both albums are spirited … Continue reading North Atlantic Drift – Pillars / Moss Covered Technology – Slow Walking.
The opening interview for 2020 is a long awaited one with Flau boss Yasuhiko Fukuzono aka Yas who kindly took the time to answer my questions. Flau is in it's thirteenth year with artists like Part Timer, Radicalfashion, The Boats, Henning Schmiedt, Sylvain Chauveau, Danny Norbury, Ensemble 0, Cicada and many more others (including … Continue reading Flau – An interview with Yasuhiko Fukuzono.
The first release of the year and the new decade for 130701 is remastered "Simple" album from Sylvain Chauveau, with it's release being the first time it has been issued on vinyl. Sylvain is a musical artist that is fond of appearing on different labels including the likes of Type, Schwebung, Sub Rosa, Eilean Rec … Continue reading Sylvain Chauveau – Simple.