Sound Impression: Find Yourself Lost by Michael Scott Dawson

By his own admission, it took Michael Scott Dawson some time to find himself in the music he was creating for his new album. With last year’s Music for Listening (read more about that album in our interview with Michael here), Dawson proved masterful in his ability to weave sublime ambient soundscapes out of field…

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Sound Impression: Future Falling by The Album Leaf

Jimmy LaValle has been making music as either the sole or lead member of The Album Leaf for a long time. The founding of the project goes back to the late 90’s when LaValle played in a variety of California post-genre bands and began developing the distinctive blend of synths, electronics, and Rhodes piano that…

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Album Premiere: FAUNA by Wings for Louise

Pianist & composer Charly Martin has been creating introspective musical journeys under the name Wings for Louise for the better part of five years now. Citing the styles of Yann Tiersen and M83 as reference points, the project draws on Martin’s varied background from composing for film and theater to early forays into post-rock, electronica,…

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TRACK PREMIERE: Tides by Deepriver

Deepriver is a recently formed intercontinental project from Jason van Wyk, based in Cape Town, and Joni Ljungqvist, based in Stockholm. With Volume One set for release next month on n5MD, the two musicians open a new chapter in a long history of collaboration dating back over a decade. The project, which Van Wyk subtly…

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Sound Impression: Black Coral Sprig by Talk West

It is an idyllic Sunday afternoon in May with spring in full bloom and I cannot think of a better time to revisit the perennial joys of Black Coral Sprig by Talk West, the sometimes alias of American guitarist and experimental musician Dylan Golden Aycock. A favorite for nearly a decade since it first came…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Green-Yellow Field by Blue Lake

Blue Lake is the moniker chosen by multidisciplinary artist Jason Dungan for his instrumental music project. A self-taught musician born in America and currently based in Denmark, Dungan has spent time freely experimenting with self-built instruments, such as his own hybrid 48-string zither, which he blends with percussion, woodwinds, and other stringed instruments to create…

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Sound Impression: Dr​ö​m by Julia Andersson

Listen to the music of pianist Julia Andersson and you may remotely hear an evocation of the boreal landscapes of her native Finland, but what really pulls you in is the fluidity of her playing and the tender emotion she infuses into each heartfelt composition. A home to many fine young artists in the contemporary…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Stillhetens hav II by Vargkvint

Since her impressive DIY album debut Brus in 2017, multi-talented artist Sofia Nystrand has enchanted listeners with the music of Vargkvint, her solo music project which draws its inspiration from the oceans, forests and folklore of her native Sweden. 2019 saw the release of her concept album Hav, a record steeped in the folklore, language,…

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Golden Waves by Tom Adams

Tom Adams is a critically acclaimed artist living and working in Cornwall, England whose recorded output spans a broad emotional spectrum and a diverse array of musical styles from melancholic piano-ambient works and intimate vocal performances to synth driven electronic beats and distortion-driven walls of sound. Wherever in this expansive and eclectic range he is…

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