It is time to catch up on the rarest of format in the Underground Ambient, Modern Classical, whatever scene - the single. These eight releases encompass the above styles and either are self released Digital only works or through labels and either stand alone releases or acting as a bridge to another releases or part … Continue reading The Singles Club: David Swick / Derek Hunter Wilson / Resina / Devin Sarno / James Mc Dermid / El Conejo / Bruno Sanfilippo
New Zealand, the country located at the bottom of the world has a reputation for punching well above its weight. The country with a population of just under 5,000 000 have had a profound effect on musical culture over the years. Their punk scene of the late 70's was as good as anyone's (see the … Continue reading Rhian Sheehan – Recollections, Vol 1.
Time is short and submissions are in abundance. Those that make it onto the blog pages are those that I want to share. Unfortunately due to time restraints I can't always do the further in-depth reviews I normally do. That said all these releases have their own special qualities and all get the DAF tick … Continue reading A collection.
Anonymity is an interesting concept. Within the underground Ambient scene it is used from time to time to strip back or clear any possible preconceived impressions about an artist or a piece of music that you are about to hear. Examples of its use have included the recent Glåsbird release, The "Unknown" series that is … Continue reading Abul Mogard – And We Are Passing Through Silently.
Coming hot on the heels of 2018's "Seen and Unseen" (Sound in Silence) and "Ephemera" (Rusted Tone Recordings), The Green Kingdom opens 2019 with "Expanses Remixes". Originally released in January of 2014 (with a handful of copies still available), the Russian Dronarivm label have re-issued the album "Expanses" a couple of days shy of its … Continue reading The Green Kingdom – Expanses Remixes.
Today, October 12, Norwegian pianist/composer Lars Jakob Rudjord releases a new single. Previously featured in these pages for the track "Pharos", today's release sees him return to his "Indiepiano" album and the track "Horizont" which has been remixed by the Ninja Tune signed Turntablist/Musician Kid Koala aka Eric San. It has an interesting back story. … Continue reading Lars Jakob Rudjord – Horizont (Kid Koala Remix).
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.
Bartosz Dziadosz and Tomasz Mreñca are friends and artists from Poland. They started collaborating on musical projects including the multinational modern classical project The Frozen Vaults, which also includes Harry Towell (Spheruleus, Whitelabrecs), Yuri Murata and Dave Donhau. Mreñca's violin work also appeared on Dziadosz's release with Giulio Aldinucci (who reworks a track on this release) … Continue reading Dziadosz / Mreñca – Mirage (Reworks) .