A joy to any reviewer is the bite sized chunk release. A release that is short in length or in track number and one which sets a tone and packs a punch. These five releases very much fit the above description. Enzalla is the Milan based Vincenzo Bellanova and he describes one of his … Continue reading Bite Sized Chunks – Enzalla / Minihi / Bruno Sanfilippo / rand.
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
At this point in time supporting artists is important. With what is going on in the world including lock down, isolating and in some places institutions like the post office closing their doors, music is one of the things can provide an escape from ‘the real world’. So, I have done this post, the … Continue reading A Collection of Artists Pt1.
Quite a diverse collection of releases in this review, from the more experimental electronics of Arovane through to the consistently enjoyable piano works of Bruno Sanfilippo and the wider ambient aspects of Alaskan Tapes. The thing that brings them together is the common release times of March 24 to 26 and the fact that all … Continue reading Arovane / Bruno Sanfilippo / Alaskan Tapes.
As the new year starts like every other blog I do my best of list for the previous year's releases. What this list is is a celebration of the artists and labels that made some fine music that I heard and want to share with you. This is a relatively simple list, just 21 (I … Continue reading The Best of 2018.
There is something comforting about starting the new year with a Bruno Sanfilippo release. January 1, 2018 saw the release of the single "Doll" followed by the albums "Unity" and "inTRO - Remastered and Expanded". For January 1, 2019 Sanfilippo unveils his new album "Pianette" which includes "Doll". "Pianette' consists of a collection of solo … Continue reading Bruno Sanfilippo – Pianette.
Two favourites have announced albums for the new year. Brock Van Wey aka bvdub returns to n5MD for "Explosions in Slow Motion" due out on on Freruary 22, is his first since his self released insomnia influenced "Nights of Nine Vigils", while Bruno Sanfilippo releases "Pianette" on Januray 1st following on from his "inTRO Remastered … Continue reading News – Forthcoming albums from bvdub and Bruno Sanfilippo.
September 21 (plus or minus a day) brought varied releases from both the artists featured in this post as well as others who will feature in following posts. From the electronic meets piano soundscapes of Bruno Sanfilippo, to the darkened rumble of kj, the futurist ambience of Mathieu Lamontagne, the orchestral works of Mikael Lund … Continue reading Bruno Sanfilippo – InTRO / kj – ex.
These two releases from Russia's Dronarivm label highlight the diversity of the label. Sandwiched around Bvdub's "A Different Definition of Love" (which I assume was great), these two albums released in February and May respectively, cover the minimalist Modern Classical and lush Dubby Ambient styles of music. Bruno Sanfilippo has been covered before on this … Continue reading Dronarivm x 2 : Bruno Sanfilippo – Unity / Halftribe – For The Summer, Or Forever.
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.