"Hugar is the Icelandic duo of Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson, two composers and multi-instrumentalists. Bergur is also the musical director for Bjork, who collaborates with her on her live dates. They’ve also collaborated with fellow Icelanders Jóhann Jóhannsson and Ólafur Arnalds, and Hugar has also recently worked with Sigur Rós on their Black Mirror … Continue reading Hugar – Varða.
With this succinct round up I cover the always interesting Greek label Sound in Silence and their releases from the end of last year until now. Label boss George Mastrokostas has a fine ear for sounds and has built a roster that encompasses old favourites, new names and new permutations. One thing that is apparent … Continue reading Sound In Silence Round Up – The Gentlemen Losers / Umber / AMP / Tim Linghaus / Western Edges / MISS+RESS / HIN / øjeRum / Wil Bolton / Sweeney.
The Moon landing of July 19, 1969 recently it's 50th anniversary of the momentous occasion and aside from all things lunar related, on a musical note several events celebrated this milestone. The English magazine "Electronic Sound" devoted an issue and 7" to it, The London Contemporary Orchestra performed Clint Mansell's score to the Duncan Jones … Continue reading Olivia Belli – Four Moons.
You could make a big claim for the fact that the Fat Cat label has had an enormous part to play in the growth and development of the modern classical scene. Along with their sub label 130701, releases from artists such as Max Richter, Jóhan Jóhannsson, Hauschka, Dustin O'Halloran and not to forget the likes … Continue reading Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch – Only You.
I have been discovering quite lately what a joy a promo from the Moderna label is. I have been aware of their existence from their beginnings purely by name, but not music. I kick myself for being so late to the party, but now that I am here I am very much immersing myself in … Continue reading Daigo Hanada – Ouka / Snorri Hallgrímsson – Imperial / Ed Carlsen – Words.
This little round up highlights two releases that came out recently as single track works. Both are quite different. "Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais have collaborated as @c since 2000. In 2003 they founded the Crónica label, and have since been publishing experimental electronic music and sound art. They have released more than 20 albums … Continue reading @c – Re:Coimbra / Steve Luck – Crescent Moon.
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.