With a backlog of releases to attempt to get through, let's go with those of a short number of tracks. "I was asked to contribute an unreleased Chrystal Für track to ToneShift's Sound + Solidarity podcast event to help bring attention to and honour the victims of racial violence. John Cage’s 4’33” was the inspiration … Continue reading A Bite Of The Short Stuff.
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.
As the new year starts like every other blog I do my best of list for the previous year's releases. What this list is is a celebration of the artists and labels that made some fine music that I heard and want to share with you. This is a relatively simple list, just 21 (I … Continue reading The Best of 2018.
Modularfield follows on from the stunning Amparo release "Palm House" with the second release on the label from Skyence entitled "Companion". After a handful of digital only releases, Skyence aka Jochen Mader has unveiled this capitivating 12" ep that shows his skill as a composer, not constrained by genre defining boundaries. "If you gaze far into … Continue reading Skyence – Companion.
By now Brady Kendall aka Alaskan Tapes should be known to people through his self released music (and one co-released through Fluid Audio). He certainly isn't a stranger to these pages with his last two albums being covered. This, has second physical and fifth release overall for 2018, happens to be, consistent with his nom … Continue reading Alaskan Tapes – The Ocean No Longer Wants Us.
If you have been following this blog then you would have noticed n5MD's releases popping up on a semi regular basis this year. Their releases for 2018 have included the likes of Winterlight, Porya Hatami & Arovane, Stray Theories, Ocoeur, Suumhow, Dreissk and Okada, with forthcoming releases coming from Tangent, Fall Therapy and Axel … Continue reading n5MD Records interview with Mike Cadoo.
Seattle based sound designer and musician Kevin Patzelt has dropped a surprise digital Ep on n5MD on August 10. According to the label: "This special three-song EP is filled with Patzelt's signature dystopian soundscapes, tribal rhythms and swelling, ominous synths. Much like his previous album "To Nowhere", there is an undercurrent of hope under the … Continue reading Dreissk – “Threshold”.
EugeneKha Part of the exquisite looking May batch from ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ record is this release, "Three Months" by EugeneKha. "EugeneKha is an ambient project by Evgenij V. Kharitonov: poet, musician, sound and visual artist. He was born in 1969 in Moscow and has got a philological eduction, is the author of numerous literary publications and many … Continue reading In Brief: A collection of Short Releases Pt. 4.
One release that has been sitting in the never-ending queue was this one by Chicagoan musician Adam London. When I first heard it (on random), my initial thought was "Who is this?" as it stopped me in my step such was the mesmerizing effect of the music. Interestingly enough it features both art, musical and … Continue reading bedroom – The Inner Pattern.
The prolific Benjamin Finger who has released on labels such as Oak Editions, Time Released and Eilean Rec to name a few, saw the release of "For Those About to Love" on Flaming Pines back in November of last year. From the label: "Norway's Benjamin Finger plunges the listener into a pulsing, sparkling disorienting world … Continue reading In brief – A look back Pt. 2.