The current Covid-19 pandemic has changed the playing field for many industries. One such industry affected is music where productions have been pushed back or shipping halted in its entirety making physical releases in some cases an impossibility. One such label affected is Whitelabrecs who have put their physical release schedule on hold and have … Continue reading Whitelabrecs: Blochemy / Glåsbird / S.hel / Mi Cosa de Resistance / Edu Comelles / Brusgenerator / Andrew Sherwell / Pruski / Spheruleus.
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.
For this post I check out the recent work from former Tangerine Dream member Paul Haslinger and the Valencian sound artist Edu Comelles. "We’re on an immersive and adventurous travelogue with the former member of the legendary Tangerine Dream, Paul Haslinger - this is a man who knows how to build tension, hold moods, … Continue reading Paul Haslinger / Edu Comelles.
"The idea was originally came about after our label owner Harry and his wife had a baby daughter, Isla. Harry curated a full-length compilation to help soothe his daughter to sleep and whilst Isla hasn’t needed much of a helping hand where sleep is concerned, he was keen to continue this project as a … Continue reading Various – Sleeplaboratory2.0 / Heights.
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.
Anthéne is Toronto, Canada based artist Brad Deschamps who has been making Ambient music since 2011. He also records as part of the duo North Atlantic Drift with Mike Abercrombie. Brad runs the magnificent Polar Seas Recording label (which was inaugurated by a pair of North Atlantic Drift releases), and also has released material from … Continue reading anthéne – asymmetry / weightless.
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.
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.
I take submissions seriously. When people send me their music, it is more than just songs. It's a culmination of their time, effort, trials, mistakes and successes. The amount sent means that things have a tendency of slipping through. Here is another brief look back to those that have been patiently sitting in the queue. … Continue reading The Catch Up: A Veil in Water / Kirill Mazhai / A Spot On The Hill / Simon Mcorry / Ashlar.
As the new year starts like every other blog I do my best of list for the previous year's releases. What this list is is a celebration of the artists and labels that made some fine music that I heard and want to share with you. This is a relatively simple list, just 21 (I … Continue reading The Best of 2018.