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 released in February which I cast a brief look over. "Ammil" started as … Continue reading The Catch Up.
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 Pt4.
Schole Records open their 2020 account with the return of three of their artists, Germany's Jochen Tiberius Koch, France's Quentin Sirjacq and England's Dakota Suite (aka Chris Hooson). Sirjacq and Hooson are long time artists and collaborators for the label, while Koch is making his second appearance after his "Walden" album. "Jochen Tiberius Koch, … Continue reading Jochen Tiberius Koch / Dakota Suite & Quentin Sirjacq.
With The year and decade coming to an end, I continue clearing out the backlog of releases from 2019. This time 'round I cover the great FLAU and Schole labels. Both these labels are from Japan and are well known for the quality of their releases and the diversity of music they put their stamp … Continue reading Flau / Schole: Cicada/ Henning Schmiedt/ Tim Linghaus/ Akira Kosemura.
"After the release of his critically acclaimed last album" In The Dark Woods" (2017) and his Ep's "Yearbook" (2018) and "In Moonlight" (March, 2019), Akira Kosemura unveils with his new EP "Romance", three brand new minimalist piano pieces reminding Philip Glass, Nils Frahm or Max Richter. This solo piano collection is inspired by the delicate, … Continue reading Akira Kosemura – Romance.
Fabrizio Somma aka K-Conjog returns after 2018's stunning "Magic Spooky Ears" album, which still gets regular plays in Drifting HQ. This time 'round he has the short and sweet "Dum Bow" digital EP, once more on the highly reliable Schole Records imprint. Like the previous album, Somma continues to blur lines and genres with this … Continue reading K – Conjog – Dum Bow / Various Artists – After The Rain.
Schole Records have a knack for releasing works by composers that blur the lines of genre classifications. This is very evident with the latest release from Paris born composer Quentin Sirjacq. Sirjacq who has studied at Mills College (California) and the Royal Conservatory (The Hague), returns to Schole for "Companion". An eclectic musician, he has … Continue reading Quentin Sirjacq – Companion / Haythem Mahbouli – Catching Moments In Time.
Released on March 29, "In Moonlight" is the latest digital only EP from the famed Japanese composer, artist and label boss Akira Kosemura. Over the short duration of the four tracks Kosemura once more affirms his reputation to produce simply beautiful music. From time to time he wears his various hats (composer, artist and label … Continue reading Akira Kosemura – In Moonlight.
As the new year is hurtling forward, this is a brief look back at what was missed from last year. Sleepland Sleepland is the work of Kengo Yonemura who is based in Kobe, Japan and has released on labels such as White Paddy Mountain, Taâlem and Cellar Tapes. "Transition/Composition was recorded in the comfort of … Continue reading The Catch Up – Looking further back to 2018 #3.
The latest release from Schole Records is nearly upon us. Released on November 16 is the latest album "Magic Spooky Ears" from K-Conjog aka Fabrizio Somma. The album is described by the label as "a quite diverse piece of art combining electronic/ambient textures, IDM that may recall the works of Moderat, Rone or Dan Deacon … Continue reading Forthcoming: K- Conjog – Magic Spooky Ears.