"Arriving on the heels of a proper full length album, "Like Waves Between Us" is a new instrumental ambient EP from Detroit-based musician Steve Swartz. The EP explores the idea that we are in a constant energy exchange with each other. Kindness. Anger. Desire. Sorrow. Joy. All rippling back and forth amongst us in … Continue reading Swartz et – Like Waves Between Us.
The popularity of soundtrack scores has increased in recent years thanks to the crossover of artists from scenes such as modern classical - Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds. A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter as well as other artists such as Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, Mica Levi and Ben Frost heading … Continue reading Logan Nelson – Lavender Echoes / Colin Stetson – Colour Out Of Space.
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 Rottenman – Dear Sailor/ Shinji Wakasa /Lee Yi.
The latest in the career of the ever evolving project A-Sun Amissa is about to be unleashed with their fifth full length album "For Burdened and Bright Light" following on from 2018's "Ceremony In The Stillness", being released on September 13. "The music of A-Sun Amissa has evolved some-what naturally over the years, drawing from … Continue reading A-Sun Amissa – For Burdened and Bright Light.
Coming out last month on the Berlin based Karl Records label is the latest effort by Norwegian sonic terrorist Benjamin Finger. Finger, who has featured before in this blog, is joined for this release by Mia Zabelka and James Plotkin (who is these days a renowned masterer). Where one artist starts and ends is a … Continue reading Benjamin Finger / James Plotkin / Mia Zabelka – Pleasure – Voltage.
One of the struggles of doing a blog is attempting to try to cover as much as possible. Sometimes it's easier to whittle down submissions that don't really fit the confines or parameters that I have set up, another thing is to place emphasis on those that have more of a financial implication attached to … Continue reading Eilean Rec: May to December 2018.
Over the last, say decade or so, labels such as Time Released Sound, Fluid Audio and Lost Tribe Sound (to name a few) have been bringing back an emphasis to the presentation of music with their hand-made, special and intricate editions. This you can see as a deliberate push back to the way that music … Continue reading Thesis Set04 – Derek Hunter Wilson / Rauelsson / Endless Melancholy / Hotel Neon / Chris Adams and Oliver Doerell/ Simon Scott and Mike Weis.
In recent years it feels like the cello as an instrument has been shedding its skin somewhat and popping up in a variety of music genres or styles that you may not expect to find it, but yet it shines through. Artists like Aaron Martin and Clarice Jensen have been featured in this blog and … Continue reading Jo Quail – Exsolve.
"ujat-jehm" is a digital only collaborative release from two long time friends Mike Cadoo (Bitcrush, Dryft, n5MD Records) and Paul Stephan (Xoloder). The release is almost a tag team type effort where one builds upon the others work and possibly takes the music in another direction. This is best explained below, but the credits listing … Continue reading m.cadoo & p.stephan – ujat-jhem.