The best part of doing a blog is being introduced to a new artist and being floored with their first release. Such is the case with Philippines based artist Bobby Legaspi and his debut album "...For Strange Times". In an email to me he stated that the album is "a mix of synth pads with … Continue reading Bobby Legaspi / Rapt / John Hayes & Maxy Dutcher.
"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.
It is time to catch up on the rarest of format in the Underground Ambient, Modern Classical, whatever scene - the single. These eight releases encompass the above styles and either are self released Digital only works or through labels and either stand alone releases or acting as a bridge to another releases or part … Continue reading The Singles Club: David Swick / Derek Hunter Wilson / Resina / Devin Sarno / James Mc Dermid / El Conejo / Bruno Sanfilippo
With this post I check out the first anniversary compilation from the Italian Lady Blunt label entitled "Meditteraneo" which was released on March the 3rd. "Lady Blunt is celebrating its first year of life by announcing a very special release dedicated to the Mediterranean Sea. The Italian label has commissioned 15 artists with the intention … Continue reading Various Artists – Mediterraneo.
The debut of this duo for the Real World label is a series of stories within the larger story. Born out of a recording session for the International Folk band five piece The Gloaming that they are both members of, Ó Raghallaigh and Bartlett were in a recording studio booked for the whole band in … Continue reading Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett – S/T.
If you are familiar with the music covered on this blog then you would be very much aware about both the 12k label and it's owner and artist in his own right, Taylor Deupree. Without being overly hyperbolic the influence of both 12k and Deupree cannot be overstated. From the principles that have guided him … Continue reading 12k: An interview with Taylor Deupree.
The ever busy Harry Towell unleashes one of his own works after a big 2019 with his Whitelab Recs label. This time 'round on the Lost Tribe Sound label. As well as being involved with the blog Irregular Crates and a variety of labels such as Tessellate, Audio Gourmet and Warehouse Decay, this UK musician … Continue reading Spheruleus – Light Through Open Blinds.
Formerly based in Poland and for the last few years back in label boss Hayden Berry's native UK, the Preserved Sound label continues to flourish. Over the years Berry has successfully been curating a roster that gives the label an identity that is essentially theirs. Artists like Endless Melancholy, Vitaly Beskrovny were part of their … Continue reading Preserved Sound – Cédric D. Lavoie / Adrian Lane / Neal Heppleston / Tess Said So.
The success of a label is creating an identity that notifies people straight away who released this work, without it being a mere repetition of what has cone previously. Lost Tribe Sound is one of those labels that has a true organic identity coupled with a dedication to putting out the most amazing looking releases … Continue reading Lost Tribe Sound – The Phonometrician / William Ryan Fritch / Vieo Abiungo.
Time is short and submissions are in abundance. Those that make it onto the blog pages are those that I want to share. Unfortunately due to time restraints I can't always do the further in-depth reviews I normally do. That said all these releases have their own special qualities and all get the DAF tick … Continue reading A collection.