Album Stream: BLOMMA

When thinking of hotbeds of neoclassical and electronic music around the world, cities like London and Berlin may spring first to mind, but right in the American heartland there is a cadre of musicians staking their own claim to this burgeoning genre. Among them are Jacob Pavek and Philip Daniel who have teamed up on…

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Track Premiere: Treplev’s Waltz by Manos Milonakis

Thessaloniki-based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Manos Milonakis makes his debut on piano and coffee records with The Seagull, an album-length synopsis of his original score for a production of Anton Chekhov’s play of the same name directed by Yiannis Paraskevopoulos. The first lines of it were drawn while in Romania where he had traveled with…

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Video Premiere: The River Passes, yet the River Remains by Olivia Belli

Born in the Renaissance city of Mantova and now residing in the picturesque Marche region of Italy with her family, pianist & composer Olivia Belli has been playing piano since she was  nine years old.  Her debut full album Where Night Never Comes was released in October 2018 after a successful crowdfunding campaign and since…

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Sound Impression: Not Here by Marek Kamiński

While readers and listeners by and large look forward to all the album lists that fill up our social timelines from December to January, it seems musicians increasingly take a dimmer view of them. It is understandable. Any list, no matter how thoughtfully curated or diverse, is by definition exclusionary. Many argue compellingly that art…

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Sound Impression: Distant After by Glories

The new year is ushering in a number new post rock album releases I’ve been eagerly anticipating, and none more so than the triumphant return of Glories with Distant After, their first record since the tragic loss of band brother and guitarist Zach Cooner in the summer of 2017. Working with producer, mixer & engineer…

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