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.
Jacaszek is Polish artist Michał Jacaszek who has been releasing music for the past sixteen years on a series of highly regarded labels such as Miasmah, Touch, Requiem and Ghostly International. "Music For Film" is his third release with the latter label. The album features pieces from Rainer Sarnet’s 2017 black-and-white fantasy drama November, the … Continue reading Jacaszek – Music For Film.
There are a few artists that have come along over the three years since this blog began. One of them is Jakob Lindhagen who has appeared on this site before with his "Paces" and "Skörheten" releases. His latest is a soundtrack to the award winning Swedish short film "Ingen Lyssnar" by Elin Övergaar. While not … Continue reading Jakob Lindhagen – Ingen Lyssnar (Who Talks).
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.
The first release of the year and the new decade for 130701 is remastered "Simple" album from Sylvain Chauveau, with it's release being the first time it has been issued on vinyl. Sylvain is a musical artist that is fond of appearing on different labels including the likes of Type, Schwebung, Sub Rosa, Eilean Rec … Continue reading Sylvain Chauveau – Simple.
Soundtracks have gained a lot of attention over the last few years with labels like Invada, Lakeshore, Death Waltz, Waxworks and Milan to name a few. In the future I would imagine more established indie labels will join in or create their own sub labels for scores. This post covers releases that came out on … Continue reading Fatima Al Quadiri – Atlantics / William Ryan Fritch – Exit 12 / Artifishal.
A bloggers best friend is the short release, be it in length or number of tracks. It can be daunting to get through a batch of solo piano albums all a dozen or so tracks and come up with words that are not so repetitive. The following acts have released singles either as stand alone … Continue reading Singles Club: Laura Masotto / 12 Ensemble / ANASIA / Good Weather For An Airstrike / Signal Hill.
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.