New Zealand, the country located at the bottom of the world has a reputation for punching well above its weight. The country with a population of just under 5,000 000 have had a profound effect on musical culture over the years. Their punk scene of the late 70's was as good as anyone's (see the … Continue reading Rhian Sheehan – Recollections, Vol 1.
Finally after a prolonged release after it's initial release date of late October 2019, "The Thief Bunny Society" by colourful Swedish composer Per Störby Jutbring finally sees the light of day. "On The Thief Bunny Society his palette consists of piano, string quartet, cello, clarinet and electronics. It’s orchestrated layers, loops, arpeggios, synths and … Continue reading Per Störby Jutbring – The Thief Bunny Society.
Here we have a couple of the most recent releases from Russia's Dronarivm label which further establish them at the forefront of Ambient and related sounds. Both the Christopher Bissonnette album and the Ecovillage album are down to a handful of copies each. You snooze you lose. "Emil Holmstrom and Peter Wikstrom have been … Continue reading Ecovillage – Arrived / Christopher Bissonnette – The Wine Dark Sea.
The following releases came out on the same day, April 17th. Both display styles of music from different ends of the spectrum. The lushness of BP Moore vs the minimalism of Sylvain Chauveau. “Komorebi”—a Japanese word with no exact English equivalent, but one that has been roughly translated to describe the sensation of ‘sunlight filtering … Continue reading BP Moore – Komorebi / Sylvain Chauveau -Life Without Machines .
*Editors note: I was asked to write something for the new Olivia Belli album and the following text was included in the press release information pack for the album. Please excuse me for publishing it in full.* It is a natural occurrence once people get older for their thoughts to expand and take on … Continue reading Olivia Belli – Mater
I have come to the end of the series and will go back to reviewing music. Over the course of six posts some thirty eight labels have been included. These are labels who I have reviewed releases from, either directly (from the label) or indirectly (from the artist or PR company) I know there … Continue reading A Bunch Of Labels Pt6.
At this point in time supporting small labels is important. With what is going on in the world including lock down, isolating and in some places institutions like the post office closing their doors, music is one of the things can provide an escape from ‘the real world’. So, I have done this post, … Continue reading A Bunch Of Labels Pt5.