Track Premiere: “Haze” by Unwed Sailor

Founded in Seattle in 1998, Johnathon Ford is leading his instrumental post-rock band Unwed Sailor into its third decade with the release of a new album next month. Behind Ford’s sinewy bass, Matt Putman’s driving beats, and David Swatzell’s incansdescent guitars Look Alive is an energetic outing that howls as much as it soars as…

Video Premiere: Indecisive by Patrick Hamilton

Producer & composer Patrick Hamilton has a long background in various fields of music. Classically trained at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent in Belgium, he started his career as a session player which led to work as a producer-engineer and eventually becoming a leading figure in adult contemporary classical crossover. He has worked in television,…

Track Premiere: Fired by ABADIR

ABADIR is the solo alias of Berlin-based Egyptian producer Rami Abadir, also one-half of the experimental production duo 0N4B and the electronic music section editor of Arabic online music magazine Ma3azef where he covers music theory, critical studies, history, reviews and interviews. After solo releases on Italy’s Yerevan Tapes, Germany’s Kaer‘Uiks, and Montreal’s D.M.T. Records,…

Video Premiere: abandoned forest by vaghy

Tamás Vághy, aka vaghy, is a composer & pianist with a long and diverse background in contemporary music. Having performed in thousands of concerts from clubs to large festivals and serving as keyboardist for the well-known Hungarian rock band Anna and the Barbies, Tamás, who has played piano from a very young age, has always…

Track Premiere: “Dora” by Olec Mün

The grandson of four Jewish refugees who escaped the Nazi regime in 1938 and emigrated to Argentina, Marcelo Schnock, aka Olec Mün, has played the piano since he was six years old. Now based in Barcelona, he is the first of his family in two generations to settle back in Europe and his forthcoming album…

PREMIERE: “The Things That End” by John Hayes

The Last Best Place is the second full-length release from Minneapolis- based pianist, John Hayes. It began as a single solo piano piece written to cope with the unexpected loss of a friend, but finding himself in a new studio space and dealing other anxieties, Hayes continued to record new pieces during the late hours…

Video Premiere: The Lynx, The Fawn, The Squirrel by Per Störby Jutbring

Born and raised in the small town of Falkenberg by the sea on the west coast of Sweden and now residing in Stockholm, Per Störby Jutbring is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer who has toured extensively all over the world and worked on an eclectic array of projects and soundtracks ranging from chamber music…

Video Premiere: Stormen Kommer by Vargkvint

It was exactly a year ago that Sofia Nystrand aka Vargkint released her concept album about the sea entitled Hav on Piano and Coffee Records (readers may remember the premiere of the haunting ballad “Drivved” on these pages last spring). Since then, Nystrand has developed a newfound interest in making stop motion films and marks…

Premiere: Infinite by Valeska Rautenberg

“My heart melts into rivers … into the infinite until it becomes pure tenderness. My heart, my infinite heart … it always loves.” Born in East Berlin to actor Klaus-Peter Thiele and painter Rosemarie Rautenberg, music was the art form that became Valeska Rautenberg‘s true love leading to a career as an instrumentalist, singer, composer,…