"This album was conceived in Moscow during the Spring of 2018, when Dmitry Vasilyev organised the concert of Enrico Coniglio and Giulio Aldinucci at дом - Dom Cultural Centre. The album reflects the feelings of some very intensive days made of exchanges of ideas with a multitude of people involved in music (including Dmitry … Continue reading Enrico Coniglio & Giulio Aldinucci – Stalking The Elusive.
June Pt. 1.
Much Like May, here we have Part 1 of some of the releases that came my way that were released in the month of June from labels such as élan vital, A Strangely Isolated Place, Modularfield, Lost Tribe Sound, Moderna, Rottenman Editions and a self released work from Oscar W. Küsel. "Downpour is a … Continue reading June Pt. 1.
Dmitry Evgrafov – Surrender.
"Dmitry Evgrafov returns with his fourth career album and third for FatCat’s 130701 imprint (Max Richter, Johann Johannsson, Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka). His most accomplished work to date, ‘Surrender’ is a broad and dramatic record that expands the Moscow-based artist’s palette and reaches beyond the usual post-classical range. Revealing an ambitious scope across the twelve-track … Continue reading Dmitry Evgrafov – Surrender.
Drexler – Handles.
"“Handles”, Drexler’s debut album, is inspired by new beginnings and ideas of rebirth. The music infuses intimate chamber strings with tender piano tones, ambient synth, minimal percussion and folky guitars. He adds to this instrumentation by manipulating sound using production techniques, delays, and experimenting with acoustic spaces. The album also incorporates field recordings from … Continue reading Drexler – Handles.
Arrowounds – The Loneliness Of The Deep Sea Diver.
The Lost Tribe Sound label like a good challenge. Each year for the past few they have set up a subscription service to release a batch of music under a theme. The previous years have seen the "Prelude To The Decline" and "We Stayed To The Path That Fell To Shadow" series. 2020 sees their … Continue reading Arrowounds – The Loneliness Of The Deep Sea Diver.
May – Pt. 2.
For the second round up of releases from the month of May we have a diverse assortment of artists. John Hayes "The Last Best Place' sees Minneapolis- based pianist, John Hayes, return with his second full-length release. Inspired by the unexpected loss of a friend along with moving into a new studio space, 'The Last … Continue reading May – Pt. 2.
May – Pt. 1.
Although it is only a few months ago, in the music world it could mean a life time ago. These releases, spread over two posts, comprise the offerings of May 2020. Christine Ott ""In this unprecedented album, entirely conceived using only the legendary instrument Ondes Martenot, the composer Christine Ott tells a cosmic journey … Continue reading May – Pt. 1.
Bite Sized Chunks – Enzalla / Minihi / Bruno Sanfilippo / rand.
A joy to any reviewer is the bite sized chunk release. A release that is short in length or in track number and one which sets a tone and packs a punch. These five releases very much fit the above description. Enzalla is the Milan based Vincenzo Bellanova and he describes one of his … Continue reading Bite Sized Chunks – Enzalla / Minihi / Bruno Sanfilippo / rand.
PÆN – Talos.
"PÆN is the new pseudonym of Greek-born, Netherlands based composer & sound designer Panos Pagonis. Aiming to deliver story-telling electronic music, rich in atmosphere and dynamic. PÆN’s debut release is the EP "Talos"."Talos" is the “prelude” to the concept LP “Origins” which will follow at the end of 2020 (digital + vinyl). Both releases are … Continue reading PÆN – Talos.
Tomotsugu Nakamura – Literature.
The latest release in the "exquisite corpse" that is the Laaps release schedule comes from Japanese sound artist Tomotsugu Nakamura with his fifth album "Literature". While the first two releases in the series from The Alvaret Ensemble and FEAN where more abstract the recent duo of Danny Clay and Nakamura have continued to pursue an … Continue reading Tomotsugu Nakamura – Literature.