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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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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Video Premiere: The Remains of a Fragile Landscape by ILUITEQ

ILUITEQ is an ambient music project founded by Sergio Calzoni and Andrea Bellucci, members of the Italian experimental ambient music scene with several albums released under other monikers and bands such as Red Sector A, Subterranean Source, Orghanon, and Colloquio. As ILUITEQ, Sergio & Andrea seek to pay meticulous attention to sound design and soothing…

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Video Premiere: As Good As It Gets by IKSRE

Melbourne/Naarm-based artist Phoebe Dubar is a classically trained multi instrumentalist, producer and sound healer who combines field recordings from across the Australian landscape and ambient drones with strings, synths, and layered vocals to create the ethereal healing sounds of IKSRE (I Keep Seeing Rainbows Everywhere). The title of her new album III could be seen…

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Premiere: King’s Cross After Dark by Pêtr Aleksänder

Having first met in 2007 while working together on indie rock band Noah and the Whale’s debut album, nearly a decade transpired before Tom Hobden and Eliot James collaborated on an “ambitious” orchestral album of their own called Roam. That record, inspired by a love of late and neo-Romantic composers, precipitated the formation of a…

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Video Premiere: Beginnings (Extended Live Version) by James Heather

Recorded in a home built studio during the pandemic lockdown period, Modulations: EP2 is the first collection of original compositions in four years from London-based pianist & composer James Heather. The five songs on the EP map the arc of a journey of grief and recovery which started with the tragic loss of his father.…

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