"The composer Martyn Heyne was born in Hamburg and classically trained at the music academy of Amsterdam. His concerts and recordings have gained him a reputation for a unique approach to the guitar. As a performer, Heyne played across the world as a live member of the indie rock band Efterklang and as a solo … Continue reading Martyn Heyne – Open Lines.
"Olivier Alary and Berlin-based composer Johannes Malfatti join forces on their collaborative album ‘u,i ’ which marks Alary´s sophomore album for 130701, following his ‘Fiction / Non-Fiction’ debut of 2017. ‘u,i’ is a brilliant exploration of mediated modern communication. ‘u, i’ was recorded over VOIP (voice over internet protocol), using the technology as both creative … Continue reading Olivier Alary & Johannes Malfatti – u,i.
"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.