I have well and truly mentally cashed out when I announced the end of this blog. A big weight was removed from my shoulders and expectation has gone, somewhat. However, it would be remiss of me not to at least highlight some releases between now and Jan 1. So let's start with... The Stereoscenic label … Continue reading It would be remiss of me…..
"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.
The world is a blur especially the musical one. Releases come at a rapid rate that not all can be processed in time for their release dates. As I try to balance the older and newer releases, here are some of various styles that were released in February and March which I cast a brief … Continue reading The Catch Up Pt2.
With the year and decade coming to an end, I rush with a flurry of blog posts. Shorter than most I normally do, there will hopefully be 22! done before the year is over , nicely tying up everything and clearing the decks before next years releases (which has already got close to double digits). … Continue reading Thyme Lines/ Hakobune/ Sofie Birch/ Sontag Shogun/ Ard Bit.
The battle to keep up with the number or received submissions is long lost, so I present to you my late, late, late round up of releases I would be remiss not to at least give a mention. This is part one. Adrianna Krikl "Celestial" Adrianna Krikl got in contact with with me out of … Continue reading The Big Round Up.
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.
As the new year is hurtling forward, this is a brief look back at what was missed from last year. Sleepland Sleepland is the work of Kengo Yonemura who is based in Kobe, Japan and has released on labels such as White Paddy Mountain, Taâlem and Cellar Tapes. "Transition/Composition was recorded in the comfort of … Continue reading The Catch Up – Looking further back to 2018 #3.
For this second look back to 2018 releases I visit the Fall batch from the Constellation Tatsu label and two albums from Hong Kong based artist Norvik. Celer "Sit down, put your arms out, and lean your head back. Your neck rests on the black leather of the couch, and warm sunlight only comes in … Continue reading The Catch up – Looking Further Back to 2018 #2.
Constellation Tatsu have recently unleashed their Summer batch of four cassettes, edging them closer to the 100th release which should be part of their next batch. The artists included in the latest round-up from this California-based predominantly cassette label are Liai, OCA, poemme and Mike Nigro & Andrew Osterhaldt and with the exception of poemme … Continue reading Constellation Tatsu Summer Batch : Liai / OCA / poemme / Mike Nigro & Andrew Osterhoudt.