The first solo album since 2016's "Elephant" (Dronarivm) sees Swedish Sound Artist Dag Rosenqvist join Hidden Vibes' ever growing catalog of fine artists (Hakobune, offthesky, Olan Mill, Chihei Hatekeyama and others). Since the last album he has kept himself busy with collaborations with the likes of Matthew Collins ("Hello Darkness"), Dakota Suite & Emmanuele Errante … Continue reading Dag Rosenqvist – Blood Transmission.
After moving house (and countries) Home Normal release their third album for the year with this Japanese and Belgium collaboration. Most defining musical styles are referenced in capital and with a punctuation mark, such as Metal! But the music that encompasses this album would be best defined as minimalism - all lowercase with no need … Continue reading Tomoyoshi Date+ Stijn Hüwels – hochu-ekki- tou.
It was close to two years ago that Sofia Nystrand's music appeared on my radar courtesy of the Soft label. Since then she had done tours throughout Europe with her musical and romantic partner, the equally talented Jakob Lindhagan, and now is unleashing her follow up "Hav" through the Piano and Coffee Records label on … Continue reading Vargkvint – Hav.
There are certain days that pop up as popular release dates for labels and artists. March 22 was one such day that saw the release of the following albums via the ever reliable n5MD, Dauw and flau imprints. There was also the latest album by Lullatone "Music For Museum Gift Shops" which landed in my … Continue reading Stijn Hüwels – Tomodachi.
Coming out last month on the Berlin based Karl Records label is the latest effort by Norwegian sonic terrorist Benjamin Finger. Finger, who has featured before in this blog, is joined for this release by Mia Zabelka and James Plotkin (who is these days a renowned masterer). Where one artist starts and ends is a … Continue reading Benjamin Finger / James Plotkin / Mia Zabelka – Pleasure – Voltage.
Within the Ambient underground collaborations seem to capture the inspired moments. They work best when the artists give of themselves and share with other artists their individual talents. With "Sallaw" you have three artists from vastly different countries coming together. Porya Hatami comes from Iran and has been a highly productive artist of the last … Continue reading Porya Hatami |Aaron Martin | Roberto Attanasio – Sallaw.
Coming hot on the heels of 2018's "Seen and Unseen" (Sound in Silence) and "Ephemera" (Rusted Tone Recordings), The Green Kingdom opens 2019 with "Expanses Remixes". Originally released in January of 2014 (with a handful of copies still available), the Russian Dronarivm label have re-issued the album "Expanses" a couple of days shy of its … Continue reading The Green Kingdom – Expanses Remixes.