Here are a collection of worthy compilations that have come my way. All are thematic in one way or another. Three are charity releases, while others celebrate an anniversary or significant milestone for a label. What makes it all better, is each has it's own style, offering up any possible direction for potential listeners to … Continue reading Compilation Round up – n5MD / Preserved Sound / Élan Vital / Ambientologist / Gizeh / Home Normal.
"The score to Jennifer Rainsford’s short film of the same name, ‘Lake On Fire’ sees Stockholm-based pianist/ composer Shida Shahabi follow up last year’s "Shifts" EP and her 2018 debut LP "Homes" with a new release that expands her repertoire via a move away from the piano, with three of its four tracks being played on organ and … Continue reading Shida Shahabi / Near The Parenthesis / anthéne.
"Brad Deschamps lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. In addition to curating the excellent Polar Seas Recordings, he is a prolific recording artist, creating glacial post-rock in the duo North Atlantic Drift and offering drifting, dreamy compositions as anthéne. Amid a current deluge of ambient music, Brad's work stands out for its keen emotional … Continue reading anthéne – Protection.
For this post I get to check out the inaugural release from James A. McDermid and Inês Ourives Delgado's Mailbox label with a split release from McDermid and Brad Deschamps aka anthéne. Both artists have a history with Deschamps releasing McDermid's "Ghost Folk" cd back in April, 2017 and now it is McDermid's turn to … Continue reading anthéne – Transit / James A. McDermid – Transition.
"The idea was originally came about after our label owner Harry and his wife had a baby daughter, Isla. Harry curated a full-length compilation to help soothe his daughter to sleep and whilst Isla hasn’t needed much of a helping hand where sleep is concerned, he was keen to continue this project as a … Continue reading Various – Sleeplaboratory2.0 / Heights.
Anthéne is Toronto, Canada based artist Brad Deschamps who has been making Ambient music since 2011. He also records as part of the duo North Atlantic Drift with Mike Abercrombie. Brad runs the magnificent Polar Seas Recording label (which was inaugurated by a pair of North Atlantic Drift releases), and also has released material from … Continue reading anthéne – asymmetry / weightless.
Here I cast my eye over the newest and Fiftieth release from the Whitelab Rec's label as well as look back on two of their most recent releases that were missed before. Depending on each and every individual, sleep can be one of the most enjoyable, therapeutic things, or if you suffer from insomnia, one … Continue reading Various Artists – Sleeplaboratory1.0 / James McDermid – Kern Host / vau – Ways of Stillness.