The Alvaret Ensemble – ea.

  "The Alvaret Ensemble is the improvisatory collective based around Greg Haines (piano), Jan Kleefstra (voice, poems), Romke Kleefstra (guitar, bass and effects) and Sytze Pruiksma (percussion). "Ea" is the group’s third album, after releasing the acclaimed self-titled double debut and the second album "Skeylja" in respectively 2012 and 2014 on Denovali Records. "Ea" was …

Fatima Al Quadiri – Atlantics / William Ryan Fritch – Exit 12 / Artifishal.

Soundtracks have gained a lot of attention over the last few years with labels like Invada, Lakeshore, Death Waltz, Waxworks and Milan to name a few. In the future I would imagine more established indie labels will join in or create their own sub labels for scores. This post covers releases that came out on …

Home Normal / Slowcraft – Tsone / Ian Hawgood + Stijn Hüwels / Ian Hawgood + Phil Tomsett/ Ian Hawgood.

With the year and decade coming to an end, I rush with a flurry of blog posts. Shorter than  most I normally do, there will hopefully be 22! done before the year is over , nicely tying up everything and clearing the decks before next years releases (which has already got close to double digits). …

Singles Club: Laura Masotto / 12 Ensemble / ANASIA / Good Weather For An Airstrike / Signal Hill.

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 …