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.
The success of a label is creating an identity that notifies people straight away who released this work, without it being a mere repetition of what has cone previously. Lost Tribe Sound is one of those labels that has a true organic identity coupled with a dedication to putting out the most amazing looking releases … Continue reading Lost Tribe Sound – The Phonometrician / William Ryan Fritch / Vieo Abiungo.
Andrew Rowan is the latest artist to release on Brooklyn based label/collective Susan Records. The last one I covered was Benjamin Louis Brody's "Oscillations" and between these was Louis S. Cohen's "Winter", which I wasn't able to squeeze in. "Tanya Largos" is a chamber piece scored by Rowan for violin, viola, cello and electric guitar … Continue reading Andrew Rowan – Tanya Largos.
"The Cakemaker" is an Israeli/German award-winning feature film that is about a German man whose Israeli lover dies and he goes to Israel to discover what happened to him and meets his lovers widow. The movie was described as "a tender,tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief." Naturally listening … Continue reading Dominique Charpentier – The Cakemaker / Réminiscence .
TWENTY GREAT RELEASES OF 2017 I have to admit a sense of dread in compiling this list. These lists can be seen as from arbiters of taste and start well before the year ends. Sometimes it seems in competition to be the first to decree which album/label etc to be the finest of the … Continue reading 2017 : Twenty of the Best List.
Two releases from the German label Blackjack Illuminist Records (whose Leonard Donat "Deer Traps" I reviewed some time ago) have been on the list for a while. But a wealth of material being received plus the usual work/life balance have seen them sit in the queue. Time to listen and cover them, although with 33 … Continue reading In Brief: Sana Obruent – August / Vlimmer – Randow (Original Soundtrack).
The first time I came across A.R.C. Soundtracks was via their submission on "The Pomona Comet" on the "Sequence 8" compilation. This, their third release following on from "Archive: Volume 1" (Little Cracked Rabbit) and "From a Shattered Beam" (Sacred Tapes) finds them on the Gizeh label which is well suited to their dark, experimental, … Continue reading A.R.C. Soundtracks – DERELICTION // MIRROR.