A bloggers best friend is the short release, be it in length or number of tracks. It can be daunting to get through a batch of solo piano albums all a dozen or so tracks and come up with words that are not so repetitive. The following acts have released singles either as stand alone … Continue reading Singles Club: Laura Masotto / 12 Ensemble / ANASIA / Good Weather For An Airstrike / Signal Hill.
Hammock have been one of those groups that I have intended to deep dive for sometime. Prior to this release my only real interaction I had with the Nashville duo was a compilation called "An Introduction to Hammock" which from memory was a short lived sampler download from their bandcamp page which compiled tracks from … Continue reading Hammock – Silencia.
The 130701 label has a history of discovering new artists and exposing them to a larger audience. Artists like Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Dmitry Evgrafov, Resina and Shida Shahabi have joined the likes of Max Richter, Jóhan Jóhannsson and Hauschka in the label's catalog. Shida Shahabi is one of the label's most recent discoveries with her debut … Continue reading Shida Shahabi – Shifts.
Slow Meadow is US multi-instrumentalist Matt Kidd who after years of session work took his Post Rock Aural Method project to Hammock's Marc Byrd for for advice and feedback. The two hit it off and Kidd commenced making his widescoping ambient music under the name Slow Meadow back in 2015, joining such artists as The … Continue reading Slow Meadow – Happy Occident.
Recently I have been finding some PR companies that send things your way that initially interest you and then they start sending anything else that they represent across. For that reason I started unsubscribing to lists I never subscribed to and stopped getting non specific music. So it is a great thing when there are … Continue reading Christopher Tignor – A Light Below.
Chogori first came to my attention with their association with the Cologne based Modularfield label with whom they released the albums "Chogori" and "Heat Haze". For "Lake" they have teamed up with Düsseldorf's Less Records who released the "Atermus" lp by Tom Blankenberg (who is 1/3 of the label). The duo are made up … Continue reading Chogori – Lake.
It's a broken record around these parts to talk about the size of the review queue (which is now past 1000 tracks), these particular releases (with the exception of the Ard Bit) are from the recent and not so recent past. My usual apologies in delays to each artist below as I cast my eyes … Continue reading Mathieu Karsenti/ Ard Bit/ Olof Cornéer/ Night Gestalt/ Saenïnvey/ Kaada.