A bloggers best friend is the short release, be it in length or number of tracks. It can be daunting to get through a batch of solo piano albums all a dozen or so tracks and come up with words that are not so repetitive. The following acts have released singles either as stand alone … Continue reading Singles Club: Laura Masotto / 12 Ensemble / ANASIA / Good Weather For An Airstrike / Signal Hill.
Hammock have been one of those groups that I have intended to deep dive for sometime. Prior to this release my only real interaction I had with the Nashville duo was a compilation called "An Introduction to Hammock" which from memory was a short lived sampler download from their bandcamp page which compiled tracks from … Continue reading Hammock – Silencia.
I've been wrestling with a way to correctly convey a feeling about the music on this album without making it about the battle of the sexes. You see, when I listen to pieces like some of the ones that make up this album or those by another artist like Poeme, I am aware of a … Continue reading Hollie Kenniff – The Gathering Dawn.
The 130701 label has a history of discovering new artists and exposing them to a larger audience. Artists like Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Dmitry Evgrafov, Resina and Shida Shahabi have joined the likes of Max Richter, Jóhan Jóhannsson and Hauschka in the label's catalog. Shida Shahabi is one of the label's most recent discoveries with her debut … Continue reading Shida Shahabi – Shifts.
Michael A. Muller the co-founder of Balmorhea has recently released his solo debut "Lower River" through both the Beacon Sound and 1631 Recordings labels. Balmorhea have been around for some thirteen years largely releasing via the superb Western Vinyl label. Balmorhea 's music has been described as a mix of minimalism meets Post Rock meets … Continue reading Michael A. Muller – Lower River.
The battle to keep up with the number or received submissions is long lost, so I present to you my late, late, late round up of releases I would be remiss not to at least give a mention. This is part one. Adrianna Krikl "Celestial" Adrianna Krikl got in contact with with me out of … Continue reading The Big Round Up.
Recently I have been finding some PR companies that send things your way that initially interest you and then they start sending anything else that they represent across. For that reason I started unsubscribing to lists I never subscribed to and stopped getting non specific music. So it is a great thing when there are … Continue reading Christopher Tignor – A Light Below.