Video Premiere: Requiem by Chrystal Für

Introducing itself with a “Requiem,” Chrystal Für’s third album Elusion is an “elegy to the cycle of loss, acceptance, and the promise of restored life”. The project was born three years ago in the high desert mountains of central Mexico while veteran composer and musician Christopher J Vibberts was taking a year and a half…

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Premiere: Rivali by Orange and Mountains

Edoardo De Din and Lorenzo Pesci are musicians, sound designers, and producers who met completely by chance several years ago at a gathering in the city Aachen, Germany. From there, they quickly realized they had similar taste in music as well as a desire to produce it. After a few sessions of playing together, the…

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Video Premiere: Lost Takeno by Minihi

Between them, percussionists and composers Zands & Louise Anna Duggan have worked with artists and ensembles ranging from the Royal Philharmonic to Lady Gaga as well as recording on Thom Yorke’s Grammy nominated album ‘Anima’ with the London Contemporary Orchestra. Separately, Louise is the percussionist for Agnes Obel and Zands performs with Melt Yourself Down.…

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Premiere: the ice beneath us by praam

Trained originally as a drummer, praam is a Dutch composer based in Utrecht who turned his focus to solo piano. Since 2019 he has been creating calming musical narratives that seek to create space & time to experience emotion and perception outside the preoccupations of hectic daily life. Next month he will release his third album…

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Video Premiere: Alexia, Berlin (Live session) by Jay Chakravorty

Written in the aftermath of a long-term relationship, multi-instrumentalist, composer, & producer Jay Chakravorty calls his modern-classical solo debut “a kind of a break-up album, but for a place as much as a person”. Recorded in homes and studios around London with the help of musician friends, ‘A Map With No Memory’ is essentially an…

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Premiere: Roll by Kumi Takahara

As a professionally trained violinist, Kumi Takahara has been performing in concerts and lending her talents to other artists & musicians for a while now. Come February, she will be releasing a debut album of her own on Tokyo’s Flau imprint and what a beguiling one it is. See-Through is a collection of songs and sound…

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Premiere: Remembering Who And What We Are by Gifts From Crows

It was the return of a family heirloom in the form of a piano that started the chain of events that brought Gifts From Crows into being. It is the neoclassical emergence of an artist with roots in rock & electronic music inspired by reconnecting with the beloved instrument and playing the first notes of…

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Video Premiere: Wave I by Elori Saxl

The Blue of Distance is a phrase coined by Rebecca Solnit in her book A Field Guide to Getting Lost referring to the phenomenon that gives far away mountains their color due to the dissipation of light particles over distance, or what Solnit rather poetically refers to as “the light that gets lost” but which…

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Premiere: I’d Still Say Yes by Awakened Souls & Pepo Galán

A sublime new transatlantic collaboration comes our way in December thanks to Seattle’s Hush Hush Records, a label curated by KEXP DJ Alex Ruder whose weekly Pacific Notions show has become a welcome Sunday morning fixture for a growing audience of ambient listeners around the globe. Palettes is a mini-album consisting of five deeply immersive…

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