Much Like May, here we have Part 1 of some of the releases that came my way that were released in the month of June from labels such as élan vital, A Strangely Isolated Place, Modularfield, Lost Tribe Sound, Moderna, Rottenman Editions and a self released work from Oscar W. Küsel. "Downpour is a … Continue reading June Pt. 1.
The world is a blur especially the musical one. Releases come at a rapid rate that not all can be processed in time for their release dates. As I try to balance the older and newer releases, here are some of various styles that were released in February and March which I cast a brief … Continue reading The Catch Up Pt2.
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.
2019 was another busy year with more releases coming through. For a minimally based music scene, the output of some labels was truly maximal, which has it's positives and negatives. The positives include the amount of music being made and the negatives include the amount of music being made. It kind of changes it from … Continue reading The 2019 Hit List.
With the year and decade coming to an end, I rush with a flurry of blog posts. Shorter than most I normally do, there will hopefully be 22! done before the year is over , nicely tying up everything and clearing the decks before next years releases (which has already got close to double digits). … Continue reading Rottenman – Dear Sailor/ Shinji Wakasa /Lee Yi.
The latest release on the Spanish based Rottenman Editions imprint comes from Japanese musician Shuta Hiraki whose release "Not Here, But There" is a two-track release of Monolithic proportions. "Shuta Hiraki, a Japanese electronic musician who was born in 1990 and lives in Nagasaki, Japan, has published his own works under the pseudonym obalto since … Continue reading Shuta Hiraki – Not Here, But There.
Spanish duo Lee Yi and Meneh Peh make, under the Emilìa moniker, some of the most breath-taking miniatures in the Modern Classical/Drone field. Their previous release "Down To The Sadness River" made my best of list for 2017. Since then Lee Yi has been active with two releases under his belt - one for Shimmering … Continue reading Emilìa – Spring Through A Window.
Released a week apart from the Shimmering Moods release "Eslandtika", "Dissimilar Lake Pigments" is the follow-up to last years "An Instant For A Momentary Desolation" also on Rottenman Editions. "Dissimilar Lake Pigments was born from Yi's fascination with natural pigments and the many sensations that the impact of seeing its wide range of intense colors … Continue reading Lee Yi – Dissimilar Lake Pigments.
It would be fair to say I am drowning in sound. Not a bad thing, but a constant struggle to get the queue down. An easy option would be to draw a line and focus on just the new stuff, but that would ignore some fine music out there. This a collection of releases from … Continue reading In Brief: Riverkeeper / Valerio Orlandini / Gianluca Piacenza / James Osland / James McDermid.
Spanish musician Lee Yi has already appeared on this blog this year as half of Emilìa with the stunning "Down to the Sadness River". This time 'round he is in is solo mode and again it has been released in small collectible copies (now sold out) on Rottenman Editions. According to the label "An Instant … Continue reading Lee Yi – An Instant For A Momentary Desolation.