Mike Vass – The Dead Stations [Unroofed]

The Dead Stations is a story told through original music and animation; combining live performance, recorded actors and projections. Written by Charlotte Hathaway, it features art & animation by Nica Harrison & Atikah Zailani with a soundtrack composed by Mike Vass who was last featured here for his own special project In the Wake of Neil Gunn. Dead Stations are…

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Sound Impression: Lucho Ripley – Mirakler [Fluttery]

Perhaps the shimmering, sun-drenched sound of Lucho Ripley‘s music owes something to his location in Candás (Asturias) which sits on a tip of northwestern Spanish coastline beneath the Bay of Biscay.  Conversely to the opaque, moody atmospherics towards which many ambient guitarists gravitate, Lucho paints in vivid watercolor sounds that radiate joy and light and he has splashed these all over…

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dalot – mutogibito [n5MD]

The experience of being a parent, or even just the prospect of it, can endow one with a profound 360-degree view of life, a fluid consciousness that is simultaneously nostalgic for the past and acutely sensitive to the present, while focused keenly on the future. On her latest full-length record as dalot, Greek-born experimental musician Maria Papadomanolaki has distilled this life-changing awakening into captivating…

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Sound Impression: Tetherdown – First Flight

The speed and ease with which artists can collaborate remotely these days has enabled some wonderful projects that might not otherwise have been possible, but the magic of the mutual creative spark does seem to be less elusive and more generous when artists can interact and co-create in the same place at the same time. Proof positive is a…

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Sound Impression: Sven Laux – Slow Motion Days [Seven Villas Voyage]

In the bustling European metropolis of Berlin, there are likely very few days that move in slow motion, but as sound designer, producer, and composer Sven Laux proves, that does not preclude one from achieving such a state of mind and, if you give him 40 minutes of your time, he will slow you down as well with the lush…

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Piano Interrupted – Landscapes of the Unfinished [Denovali]

Tom Hodge and Franz Kirmann return to Denovali as Piano Interrupted with a vibrant new record entitled Landscapes of the Unfinished which sees the addition of some fresh ingredients to the already sophisticated mélange of modern classical, jazz, and electronica that made The Unified Field so enjoyable. For one, the new record seeks to capture more of the essence…

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Travelogue: On the 88th Day (Piano Day 2016)

March 28th, 2016 – the 88th day of the year – marks the second annual Piano Day declared by Nils Frahm. Piano Day is an annual worldwide celebration founded by a group of like-minded people around Berlin based composer Nils Frahm. In the same tradition as it’s inaugural launch in 2015, Piano Day takes place…

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