As life continues and a writing block settles in and out, I find myself yet again swamped by submissions. The next few posts will be a very brief overview of releases that may tempt you to investigate further. "A debut album from ‘Blessed Are the Hearts that Bend’ created from field recordings captured across the … Continue reading Looking Backwards To Go Forwards – Part 1.
With an aim at trying to be as up to date as I can, this is a post of releases that came out in the month of June. It wraps up releases from labels such as Whitelabrecs (the final "Home Diaries" series" and their post Digital emergence), Time Released Sound, Same Difference Music and a … Continue reading June Pt. 2.
'Light' is the long-awaited follow-up to Chronovalve's Home Normal debut 'Trace of Light'. Released in 2013, the album was met with critical acclaim and 'Light' continues this work with positivity of spirit and open-hearted ambient refrains. 'Even in the most ordinary moments of life, one can get a feeling that there is an inspiration, a … Continue reading Chronovalve – Light.
"Arriving on the heels of a proper full length album, "Like Waves Between Us" is a new instrumental ambient EP from Detroit-based musician Steve Swartz. The EP explores the idea that we are in a constant energy exchange with each other. Kindness. Anger. Desire. Sorrow. Joy. All rippling back and forth amongst us in … Continue reading Swartz et – Like Waves Between Us.
"Summer is here. The temperatures are up and the sun roof is down, people are hot, the drinks cold, the shades are on and the layers are off. Just in time Mandroid drops his new EP of throwback soul vibes and ice chilled, smooth summer grooves. This EP is the soundtrack for all your … Continue reading Mandroid – Sunday Morning.
The opening address of the mail I received in regards to the Rinnovare EP was about the artist himself. "Located in Kelowna , British Columbia , modern classical / ambient composer Matteo Neufeld creates worn atmospheres with layered string orchestrations , & textural ambience invoking inner reflection , still awareness & dreamy visualisation." The statement … Continue reading Rinnovare – Aperturia.
It's quite easy when you blog about music as a past time, to be swamped and lacking in spirit. It's not that there is something wrong with the quality of the music, it is more about misplacing your Mojo and your batteries have run flat. My intent was to try to wrap up the June … Continue reading Awakened Souls – How We Heal.
"Brother Tree Sound’s second EP takes us on a journey to find the spaces between; of which there are many if we pause to observe them. Interstice means an intervening space, especially a very small one. The space between music and silence, the space between four musicians where their imaginations meet, spaces between microtones, … Continue reading Brother Tree Sound – Interstices.