Claire Deak and Tony Dupé – The Old Capital.

"The Old Capital" is the debut album from Melbourne composers Claire Deak and Tony Dupé. The album is their first recorded collaboration, though Dupé has released two solo albums under the name Saddleback.  The duo describes themselves as a home orchestra well-suited for late night rambling. Much like traveling in the dark of night, the … Continue reading Claire Deak and Tony Dupé – The Old Capital.

The Singles Club – El Conejo / Plurals / Eskimoh / Glowworm (feat Asia Dojnikowska).

It is time to catch up on the rarest of format in the Underground Ambient, Modern Classical, whatever scene – the single. These four releases encompass the above styles and either are self released Digital only works (or in the case of Plurals a cassette release) or through labels and either stand alone releases or … Continue reading The Singles Club – El Conejo / Plurals / Eskimoh / Glowworm (feat Asia Dojnikowska).

Numün – Voyage Au Soleil.

"Numün is a trio of New York City soundscape designers who combine a wide range of music and visual influences to create hypnotic aural and visual experiences. The band members include “ambient country” pioneer Bob Holmes (from SUSS) as well as new music composer and artist, Joel Mellin, and percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Chris Romero (both … Continue reading Numün – Voyage Au Soleil.

Looking Backwards To Go Forwards – Part 1.

As life continues and a writing block settles in and out, I find myself yet again swamped by submissions. The next few posts will be a very brief overview of releases that may tempt you to investigate further. "A debut album from ‘Blessed Are the Hearts that Bend’ created from field recordings captured across the … Continue reading Looking Backwards To Go Forwards – Part 1.

Enrico Coniglio & Giulio Aldinucci – Stalking The Elusive.

  "This album was conceived in Moscow during the Spring of 2018, when Dmitry Vasilyev organised the concert of Enrico Coniglio and Giulio Aldinucci at дом - Dom Cultural Centre. The album reflects the feelings of some very intensive days made of exchanges of ideas with a multitude of people involved in music (including Dmitry … Continue reading Enrico Coniglio & Giulio Aldinucci – Stalking The Elusive.

Drexler – Handles.

  "“Handles”, Drexler’s debut album, is inspired by new beginnings and ideas of rebirth. The music infuses intimate chamber strings with tender piano tones, ambient synth, minimal percussion and folky guitars. He adds to this instrumentation by manipulating sound using production techniques, delays, and experimenting with acoustic spaces. The album also incorporates field recordings from … Continue reading Drexler – Handles.

Arrowounds – The Loneliness Of The Deep Sea Diver.

The Lost Tribe Sound label like a good challenge. Each year for the past few they have set up a subscription service to release a batch of music under a theme. The previous years have seen the "Prelude To The Decline" and "We Stayed To The Path That Fell To Shadow" series. 2020 sees their … Continue reading Arrowounds – The Loneliness Of The Deep Sea Diver.

PÆN – Talos.

"PÆN is the new pseudonym of Greek-born, Netherlands based composer & sound designer Panos Pagonis. Aiming to deliver story-telling electronic music, rich in atmosphere and dynamic. PÆN’s debut release is the EP "Talos"."Talos" is the “prelude” to the concept LP “Origins” which will follow at the end of 2020 (digital + vinyl). Both releases are … Continue reading PÆN – Talos.

Tomotsugu Nakamura – Literature.

The latest release in the "exquisite corpse" that is the Laaps release schedule comes from Japanese sound artist Tomotsugu Nakamura with his fifth album "Literature". While the first two releases in the series from The Alvaret Ensemble and FEAN where more abstract the recent duo of Danny Clay and Nakamura have continued to pursue an … Continue reading Tomotsugu Nakamura – Literature.

Whitelabrecs / Slowcraft / La Petite Chambre / KrysaliSound – Digital Isolation.

With the onset of the Corona Virus pandemic changes occurred in the underground music scene. From moving to largely Digital releases through to the Bandcamp revenue initiatives, arguably more music was released due to the nature of isolation and lock down. It has become quite difficult to keep up to speed with all these releases, … Continue reading Whitelabrecs / Slowcraft / La Petite Chambre / KrysaliSound – Digital Isolation.