The latest in the career of the ever evolving project A-Sun Amissa is about to be unleashed with their fifth full length album "For Burdened and Bright Light" following on from 2018's "Ceremony In The Stillness", being released on September 13. "The music of A-Sun Amissa has evolved some-what naturally over the years, drawing from … Continue reading A-Sun Amissa – For Burdened and Bright Light.
In recent years it feels like the cello as an instrument has been shedding its skin somewhat and popping up in a variety of music genres or styles that you may not expect to find it, but yet it shines through. Artists like Aaron Martin and Clarice Jensen have been featured in this blog and … Continue reading Jo Quail – Exsolve.
I recently used the analogy of the block game Jenga to describe the precarious nature of the review queue to a label boss. Being largely a weekend blogger due to the usual work/life balance, I barely get even with the submissions reviewed vs the new ones coming in. This is yet another in the series … Continue reading The Round Up, pt 1 – Philip Samartzis and Daniela d’Arielli / Sven Laux / Dead Melodies / Understated Theory.
A-Sun Amissa is one of the projects helmed by Gizeh Records boss Richard Knox (who also runs the Smiling Paper Ghosts Design and Art Company as well as Death Rattle Press). A-Sun Amissa has had a cavalcade of contributors over the projects five albums including members from Nadja, Tomorrow We Sail, Hundred Year Old Man, Shield … Continue reading A-Sun Amissa – Ceremony In The Stillness.
Lou Rogai "Implications in D Major; Adagio for Chamber Strings" by Lou Rogai is released on Los Société Expéditionnaire, a label that has been around since 2006 which models itself on inspirational labels such as Dischord, Factory, Stax and Art Monk Construction. Rogai is known for being a composer, producer and musician for Lewis & … Continue reading In Brief: A Collection of Short Releases Pt. 2.
The thing about doing a blog is that you are inundated with a wealth of material to review. I get a decent amount and as this is something I pretty much do when I have spare time, the releases come in all the time a pile up. I try to vary the reviews so it … Continue reading The Illusion of Silence – The White Summer/ Hypnodial – Aether Alcoves / DunJIN – The Conquering Worm.
In less than a year Leeds based band come collective Hundred Year Old Man have progressed from a single ("Black Fire" August, 2017) to an Ep ("Rei" January, 2018) through to a debut double album "Breaching" (April, 2018). All have appeared on the Manchester based Gizeh label (with the last two releases being collaborations with … Continue reading Hundred Year Old Man – Breaching.
The Russian Dronarivm label have been somewhat quietly, in the sense that they don't make a big song and dance about it, constructing a catalogue of releases that woould make most label bosses green with envy. These two releases are from the end of 2017 (with a fresh release from Bruno Sanfilippo due out this … Continue reading Dronarivm x 2: Sven Laux “Paper Streets”/ Aaron Martin and Machinefabriek “Seeker”.
"Rei" is the second release from Leeds based Post Metal collective Hundred Year Old Man. Following on from their debut single "Black Fire", the three track "Rei" will be released on January 26 as a co-release between Gizeh and Wolves and Vibrancy Records in an edition of 300 copies of single sided 12" vinyl with … Continue reading Hundred Year Old Man – Rei.
Naviar Records is London Based label who describe themselves as "a community and label that explores the intersection between music and traditional Japanese poetry." They have been releasing music since March 2014 and these two releases are their latest. "Gomel, 1986" is an extension of the "Clouded Lands" show (in conjunction with the art collective … Continue reading Naviar Records x 2 – Gomel, 1986 / Sōzuproject “Breathe Slowly”.