In light of my recent Instagram post that gave a snapshot of what the review queue looked like, I will keep these short and sweet in an effort to try and get through as many releases before I hit the brick wall. "We’re returning to our release schedule with a work that has been a … Continue reading Looking Backwards To Go Forwards – Part 2.
"This album was conceived in Moscow during the Spring of 2018, when Dmitry Vasilyev organised the concert of Enrico Coniglio and Giulio Aldinucci at дом - Dom Cultural Centre. The album reflects the feelings of some very intensive days made of exchanges of ideas with a multitude of people involved in music (including Dmitry … Continue reading Enrico Coniglio & Giulio Aldinucci – Stalking The Elusive.
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.
Here we have a couple of the most recent releases from Russia's Dronarivm label which further establish them at the forefront of Ambient and related sounds. Both the Christopher Bissonnette album and the Ecovillage album are down to a handful of copies each. You snooze you lose. "Emil Holmstrom and Peter Wikstrom have been … Continue reading Ecovillage – Arrived / Christopher Bissonnette – The Wine Dark Sea.
At this point in time supporting small labels 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, … Continue reading A Bunch of Labels Pt2.
With the year and decade over, I am attempting to play catch up before the new year really hits. This post features the Russian Dronarivm label, who had another solid year with releases from The Green Kingdom, Porya Hatami | Aaron Martin |Roberto Attanasio, Sven Laux and Daniela Orvin, Purl & protoU and the four … Continue reading Dronarivm: Halftribe/ Olan Mill/ Offthesky/ Snufmumriko.
The surge in popularity towards Modern Classical or piano based music can largely be attributed to the likes of Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds, Stefano Guzzetti, Bruno Sanfilippo, Library Tapes and others with their inspirational works of the last decade and a half. Essentially they re-framed the piano and brought it into a modern context. With … Continue reading Sven Laux and Daniela Orvin – The Writings.
Within the Ambient underground collaborations seem to capture the inspired moments. They work best when the artists give of themselves and share with other artists their individual talents. With "Sallaw" you have three artists from vastly different countries coming together. Porya Hatami comes from Iran and has been a highly productive artist of the last … Continue reading Porya Hatami |Aaron Martin | Roberto Attanasio – Sallaw.
Coming hot on the heels of 2018's "Seen and Unseen" (Sound in Silence) and "Ephemera" (Rusted Tone Recordings), The Green Kingdom opens 2019 with "Expanses Remixes". Originally released in January of 2014 (with a handful of copies still available), the Russian Dronarivm label have re-issued the album "Expanses" a couple of days shy of its … Continue reading The Green Kingdom – Expanses Remixes.
Released late last year on the Russian Dronarivm label, "Fragments of Scattered Whispers", Endless Melancholy's second vinyl release (and possibly into double figures in regards to full length albums) sees Ukrainian artist Oleksiy Sakevych build on the work he has been producing since 2011. The result is quite possibly his most realised album. Initially a … Continue reading Endless Melancholy – Fragments of Scattered Whispers.