STREAMING PREMIERE: Iris Arco by Tristan Eckerson

Cincinnati-based pianist & composer Tristan Eckerson is a true DIY artist who handles all aspects of the production of his music independently from recording, mixing, and mastering to artwork and cover art design. Well traveled both musically and geographically, he keeps himself busy with a steady creative output both under his own name and with…

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Sound Impression: Light Caught the Edges by From the Mouth of the Sun

Light is a recurring theme in the work of From the Mouth of the Sun and its two immensely talented members Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist. From the name of the band itself to such songs as “Light Blooms in Hollow Space” from their 2017 masterpiece Hymn Binding or “Lost to Light” from Martin’s exquisite…

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PREMIERE: Rifts by Sanctuary

Sanctuary is a Los Angeles based composer & visual art collective poised to make its debut with musical works offered in a double EP release. Sanctuary Vol. 1 which you will be able to preview below is led by Colombian composer Jose A. Parody with contributions from Grayson Sanders and features live strings, choir, and…

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ALBUM PREMIERE: This Light by Stray Theories

Born in Australia and based in New Zealand, Micah Templeton-Wolfe has composed music across a wide range of media over the past decade and a half including film & documentary soundtracks, commercials, sound design projects and art installations. He may be better known to some by his Stray Theories alias under which he has created…

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PREMIERE: Sandlóa by Snorri Hallgrímsson

It was in the fall of last year that Snorri Hallgrímsson released part I of Landbrot, a tender musical reflection named for the location of a family cabin in rural Iceland that he considers his “happy place”. Almost exactly a year later, he returns with the second installment which forms the B-side of the complete…

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Video Premiere: Tangible by Bruno Sanfilippo

Read the liner notes of any album released in the past 18 months and you are more likely than not to see at least some reference to the coronavirus pandemic either as context for the making of the music or directly ties to its themes. Among those in the latter category, Bruno Sanfilippo‘s Tangible offers…

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Sound Impression: Hopkinson 4 by Tobias Svensson

While many of us were settling on rather mundane new ways to occupy our time at home at the beginning of the pandemic lockdown, Tobias Svensson decided to pursue a long-held interest in piano restoration. As both a pianist and sound engineer, that certainly seems a fitting choice for the Swedish composer who is now…

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Sound Impression: S/T by Lee Yi

Having recently marked his tenth anniversary as a recording artist, Málaga based musician and sound artist Lee Yi begins a new creative decade with a gorgeously crafted solo work in the form of a self-titled EP for Gregory Euclide’s THESIS Project. The overarching theme is appreciation for the beauty to be found in the simple…

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Sound Impression: Luminous by Jeannine Schulz

Based in Hamburg, Germany, Jeannine Schulz is a musician & sound artist who also has a background in dance. For the past year & a half she has been building up quite a nice catalog of solo releases on her own Bandcamp with some of that material popping up selectively on label releases that should…

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