Best of 2020 and farewell.

Here it is, the last post on this blog my fourth and final best of list. The criteria is fairly simple relying on twenty (+ three honourable mentions) releases I liked. No splitting into genre styles or ranking them numerically. Just simply the art and where to buy it. It's safe to say 2020 has … Continue reading Best of 2020 and farewell.

Compilation Round up – n5MD / Preserved Sound / Élan Vital / Ambientologist / Gizeh / Home Normal.

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.

Home Normal / Slowcraft – Tsone / Ian Hawgood + Stijn Hüwels / Ian Hawgood + Phil Tomsett/ Ian Hawgood.

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 Home Normal / Slowcraft – Tsone / Ian Hawgood + Stijn Hüwels / Ian Hawgood + Phil Tomsett/ Ian Hawgood.

Tomoyoshi Date+ Stijn Hüwels – hochu-ekki- tou.

After moving house (and countries) Home Normal release their third album for the year with this Japanese and Belgium collaboration. Most defining musical styles are referenced in capital and with a punctuation mark, such as Metal! But the music that encompasses this album would be best defined as minimalism - all lowercase with no need … Continue reading Tomoyoshi Date+ Stijn Hüwels – hochu-ekki- tou.