"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.
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.
New Zealand, the country located at the bottom of the world has a reputation for punching well above its weight. The country with a population of just under 5,000 000 have had a profound effect on musical culture over the years. Their punk scene of the late 70's was as good as anyone's (see the … Continue reading Rhian Sheehan – Recollections, Vol 1.
Lost Tribe Sound has just seen the final part of the "We Stayed The Path That Fell To Shadow" subscription series of 2019 released with two albums from the Danish trio Skyphone. The series, a massive undertaking of Eight Lps, CD's and Digital followed on from their equally epic 2018 campaign "Prelude to The Decline" … Continue reading Skyphone – Hildur / Marsh Drones.
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 Ambient power trio of Uwe Zahn (Arovane - Germany), Porya Hatami (Iran) and Darren Mcclure (Japan) see the follow up to 2016's "Veerian" on Eilean Rec with "Ypsilon" nicely finding a home on the n5MD label, who also re-released Zahn and Hatami's "Kaziwa" (as Porya Hatami and Arovane) back in May of 2018. Each … Continue reading Zahn | Hatami | McClure – Ypsilon.
The sister label to Eilean Rec, IIKKI Books is like a fine art project. Built along similar lines to the Cd-r only label, IIKKI sees the pairing of musical and visual artists fusing both their artistic endeavors to create works designed to delight the senses of sight and sound. For each vinyl and Cd release … Continue reading Federico Durand – Pequeñas Melodías / Aries Mond – Cut Off / The Humble Bee + Offthesky -All Other Voices are Gone, Only Yours Remains.
Melbourne, Australia based musician Zoltan Fecso issues his follow-up to "Shimmer Raga" (Hush Hush, 2018) with "Silken Wave" on the Portuguese label The Slow Music Movement. It sees him paired up once more with Berlin based, Melbourne artist Claire Lefebvre's artwork and further explores his own musical instrument, the augmented guitar. "For our first release … Continue reading Zoltan Fecso – Silken Wave.
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.
As the new year starts like every other blog I do my best of list for the previous year's releases. What this list is is a celebration of the artists and labels that made some fine music that I heard and want to share with you. This is a relatively simple list, just 21 (I … Continue reading The Best of 2018.