With the onset of the Corona Virus pandemic changes occurred in the underground music scene. From moving to largely Digital releases through to the Bandcamp revenue initiatives, arguably more music was released due to the nature of isolation and lock down. It has become quite difficult to keep up to speed with all these releases, … Continue reading Whitelabrecs / Slowcraft / La Petite Chambre / KrysaliSound – Digital Isolation.
Not for the first time I find myself falling behind with the output of the British label Whitelabrecs. Of the Eighteen (!) releases from this 2019, so far I have covered two - Anthéne "Weightless" and the Various Artists compilation "Sleeplaboratory1.0" which date back to the start of the year. With their first release for … Continue reading Whitelabrecs 2019.
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.
Here I cast my eye over the newest and Fiftieth release from the Whitelab Rec's label as well as look back on two of their most recent releases that were missed before. Depending on each and every individual, sleep can be one of the most enjoyable, therapeutic things, or if you suffer from insomnia, one … Continue reading Various Artists – Sleeplaboratory1.0 / James McDermid – Kern Host / vau – Ways of Stillness.
Bartosz Dziadosz and Tomasz Mreñca are friends and artists from Poland. They started collaborating on musical projects including the multinational modern classical project The Frozen Vaults, which also includes Harry Towell (Spheruleus, Whitelabrecs), Yuri Murata and Dave Donhau. Mreñca's violin work also appeared on Dziadosz's release with Giulio Aldinucci (who reworks a track on this release) … Continue reading Dziadosz / Mreñca – Mirage (Reworks) .
The Russian Dronarivm label have been somewhat quietly, in the sense that they don't make a big song and dance about it, constructing a catalogue of releases that woould make most label bosses green with envy. These two releases are from the end of 2017 (with a fresh release from Bruno Sanfilippo due out this … Continue reading Dronarivm x 2: Sven Laux “Paper Streets”/ Aaron Martin and Machinefabriek “Seeker”.