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.

Lost Tribe Sound – Several Wives / William Ryan Fritch.

Before I ride off into the sunset I though it best to mention these releases from the Lost Tribe Sound label. LTS is the type of label that extends tself and challenges itself to the hilt year in, year out. Series such as "Fearful Void", "We Stayed The Path That Fell To Shadow" and "Prelude … Continue reading Lost Tribe Sound – Several Wives / William Ryan Fritch.

Fatima Al Quadiri – Atlantics / William Ryan Fritch – Exit 12 / Artifishal.

Soundtracks have gained a lot of attention over the last few years with labels like Invada, Lakeshore, Death Waltz, Waxworks and Milan to name a few. In the future I would imagine more established indie labels will join in or create their own sub labels for scores. This post covers releases that came out on … Continue reading Fatima Al Quadiri – Atlantics / William Ryan Fritch – Exit 12 / Artifishal.

Lost Tribe Sound – The Phonometrician / William Ryan Fritch / Vieo Abiungo.

The success of a label is creating an identity that notifies people straight away who released this work, without it being a mere repetition of what has cone previously. Lost Tribe Sound is one of those labels that has a true organic identity coupled with a dedication to putting out the most amazing looking releases … Continue reading Lost Tribe Sound – The Phonometrician / William Ryan Fritch / Vieo Abiungo.

Various – We Stayed The Path That Fell To Shadow / Gavin Miller – Meander Scars.

Lost Tribe Sound, after a relaxed entrance to 2018 with releases from Luton and From The Mouth Of The Sun, have returned to the epic subscription model that was such an integral part to their 2017 crusade. Few labels take on such challenges in epic scale and intent, and Lost Tribe Sound with their attention … Continue reading Various – We Stayed The Path That Fell To Shadow / Gavin Miller – Meander Scars.

2017 : Twenty of the Best List.

  TWENTY GREAT RELEASES OF 2017 I have to admit a sense of dread in compiling this list. These lists can be seen as from arbiters of taste and start well before the year ends. Sometimes it seems in competition to be the first to decree which album/label etc to be the finest of the … Continue reading 2017 : Twenty of the Best List.

William Ryan Fritch x 2 – The Old Believers & The Sum of the Parts.

If there ever was such a relationship between a label and its artist that is responsible for such a wealth of material as there is between Fritch and Lost Tribe Sound, I would be surprised to find one. 2015 saw the "Leave Me Sessions" series which saw a total of 11 albums (over six and … Continue reading William Ryan Fritch x 2 – The Old Believers & The Sum of the Parts.