HAND – REVEAL.

Recently I was going through the submissions to this blog and as the amount of submissions is so large, which of those were suited to my taste and those that reflected the coverage on the blog. For the most part the releases are in the ambient/drone and modern classical styles. For that reason this release … Continue reading HAND – REVEAL.

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Tom Adams – Particles.

The Canadian label Moderna, which originated as a digital only label inaugurated by a quartet of releases back in March 2015, brings about the re-issue of Tom Adams' "Particles" album. Originally self released back in 2014, Moderna have dusted it off and given it a new master courtesy of Martyn Heyne (an artist signed to … Continue reading Tom Adams – Particles.

Okada – Life is But An Empty Dream.

If eyes are the window to the soul, an artists comparison would be how their album's (films, paintings, etc...) reveal something about them. Where they've been and where their heading. The track titles on Gregory Pappas' seventh album as OKADA look to reveal personal traumas. Titles like "Fucked Up Inside" and "The Right To Destroy … Continue reading Okada – Life is But An Empty Dream.

Sontag Shogun – It Billows Up / Hilsa – Hilsa.

The name Sontag Shogun has been on my radar, but it wasn't till the release of the collaborative 7" with Moskitoo on Home Normal ("The Things We Let Fall Apart / The Thunderswan") that I actually got to sample their wares. With their new album dropping a handful of days ago on New York's Youngblood … Continue reading Sontag Shogun – It Billows Up / Hilsa – Hilsa.

Quentin Sirjacq – Companion / Haythem Mahbouli – Catching Moments In Time.

Schole Records have a knack for releasing works by composers that blur the lines of genre classifications. This is very evident with the latest release from Paris born composer Quentin Sirjacq. Sirjacq who has studied at Mills College (California) and the Royal Conservatory (The Hague), returns to Schole for "Companion". An eclectic musician, he has … Continue reading Quentin Sirjacq – Companion / Haythem Mahbouli – Catching Moments In Time.