For this post, the latest in the series of label interviews, I caught up with Agus Mena of Archives. Mena who also records as Warmth and SVLBRD, runs the label in parallel with the Faint imprint. Both labels have a strong visual identity with the musical component being equally as memorable making for well rounded, … Continue reading Archives – An Interview With Agus Mena.
One of the more prolific artists of our time is Dutch experimentalist Rutger Zuydervelt aka Machinefabriek who also records in various trio, duo and other variations. His music is not one that can be forced into a corner and this is seen through his more abstract compositions and his various soundtrack work for dance, film … Continue reading Machinefabriek – An Interview With Rutger Zuydervelt + FEAN – II.
I don't think it is too grand a statement to say that the importance of 130701 on the development of the current Modern Classical scene over the past two decades is incredibly important. Influential artists such as Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka are names that have appeared on the label and … Continue reading 130701 – An Interview With Dave Howell.
The opening interview for 2020 is a long awaited one with Flau boss Yasuhiko Fukuzono aka Yas who kindly took the time to answer my questions. Flau is in it's thirteenth year with artists like Part Timer, Radicalfashion, The Boats, Henning Schmiedt, Sylvain Chauveau, Danny Norbury, Ensemble 0, Cicada and many more others (including … Continue reading Flau – An interview with Yasuhiko Fukuzono.
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.
It's been awhile between label interviews, so hot off of reviewing his latest releases "Asymmetry" (Whitelabrec) and "Weightless" (Home Normal), I though it was time to find out a bit about Brad Deschamps aka anthéne and his Polar Seas Recordings label who have released works by Celer, David Newlyn, Andrew Tasselmyer and others. Brad was … Continue reading Polar Seas Recordings – An Interview with Brad Deschamps.
A favourite artist at Drifting HQ is Michael Cottone aka The Green Kingdom. Since 2006 he has been releasing music with last year seeing "Seen and Unseen" (Sound in Silence) being easily in my top three for 2018. With an Expanded version of "Expanses" recently issued through Dronarivm (with a review to appear shortly on … Continue reading An Interview with The Green Kingdom.
If you have been following this blog then you would have noticed n5MD's releases popping up on a semi regular basis this year. Their releases for 2018 have included the likes of Winterlight, Porya Hatami & Arovane, Stray Theories, Ocoeur, Suumhow, Dreissk and Okada, with forthcoming releases coming from Tangent, Fall Therapy and Axel … Continue reading n5MD Records interview with Mike Cadoo.
From time to time I like to shine light on labels and the people that run them. I am intrigued about their histories, inspiration and what their futures might bring. Ahead of the release of his new album "Falling Backwards" on Home Normal on September 14, this installment is with James Murray of Slowcraft Records. … Continue reading Slowcraft Records Interview with James Murray.
I don't think there has been a label that has influenced my listening quite like Home Normal. I came across the label relatively early on and have been following them since eagerly picking up their quality releases. Label boss Ian Hawgood took time out of his busy schedule to kindly answered my questions. In March … Continue reading Home Normal – An interview with Ian Hawgood.