"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.
"Summer is here. The temperatures are up and the sun roof is down, people are hot, the drinks cold, the shades are on and the layers are off. Just in time Mandroid drops his new EP of throwback soul vibes and ice chilled, smooth summer grooves. This EP is the soundtrack for all your … Continue reading Mandroid – Sunday Morning.
For the second round up of releases from the month of May we have a diverse assortment of artists. John Hayes "The Last Best Place' sees Minneapolis- based pianist, John Hayes, return with his second full-length release. Inspired by the unexpected loss of a friend along with moving into a new studio space, 'The Last … Continue reading May – Pt. 2.
"PÆN is the new pseudonym of Greek-born, Netherlands based composer & sound designer Panos Pagonis. Aiming to deliver story-telling electronic music, rich in atmosphere and dynamic. PÆN’s debut release is the EP "Talos"."Talos" is the “prelude” to the concept LP “Origins” which will follow at the end of 2020 (digital + vinyl). Both releases are … Continue reading PÆN – Talos.
With the craziness that is happening all over the world one of the things you need is consistency. Thankfully labels are still putting out physical music, albeit under adverse conditions (especially postal bans). One such label is the ever reliable n5MD with their latest release, a re-release of Gimmik's "Entre les chambers". "Some … Continue reading Gimmik – Entre les chambres.
"While quarantined, I sat down that first week and wrote whatever came to me and found the instant gratification of such creation to quell the anxieties that come with such unprecedented uncertainty. It was after that first track that I thought of the idea of writing a song a week during the lock down with … Continue reading Mike Cadoo – Alone, Together.
"On their first album together since Maze of Woods (2015), Matthew Robert Cooper (Eluvium) and Mark T. Smith (Explosions in the Sky) further their creative curiosities as Inventions. Beginning with a trace of uncontrollable laughter that shifts into the driving atmosphere and unfolding elation of opening track “Hint and Omens,” Continuous Portrait is an album … Continue reading Inventions – Continuous Portrait.
Occasionally there are releases that arrive in my inbox that through you out of the loop that you are in. One such one is this album by Passepartout Duo called "Vis-à-Vis" which was released on the Chinese label / art company AnyOne who also released their "Olafsfjorður" 10" release in December, 2018. Passepartout Duo are … Continue reading Passepartout Duo – Vis-à-Vis.
With this post I check out the first anniversary compilation from the Italian Lady Blunt label entitled "Meditteraneo" which was released on March the 3rd. "Lady Blunt is celebrating its first year of life by announcing a very special release dedicated to the Mediterranean Sea. The Italian label has commissioned 15 artists with the intention … Continue reading Various Artists – Mediterraneo.
I have been trying to mix up the posts of current releases alongside those that I missed first time around from the latter part of 2019. Here is one such post featuring some fine piano works, electronica and post rock from the likes of Tambour, Ed Carlsen, Anoice and Dominique Charpentier. "Montreal pianist … Continue reading Tambour / Ed Carlsen / Anoice/ Dominique Charpentier.