Sound Impression: La première sortie de Florina by Lamasz & Grandbruit

Continuing the first tentative steps into a new year of music, it seems fitting to focus next on the discovery of a brand new net label launched late last year by two brothers from Montreal who ambient music fans may know by their respective solo monikers of Lamasz and Grandbruit. Described as “an ambient label…

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Sound Impression: Layover by Emilía

What better way to ease into a new year of stationary traveling than to ride the oscillating waves of Layover by the Málaga-based duo of musician Lee Yi and visual artist Meneh Peh known as Emilía. Shifting from the uneasy ruminations of last year’s Spring Through a Window (and companion EP Pollinations) and the mournful…

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Sound Impression: Basic Colours by Edward Sikorski

By his own admission, German composer & sound designer Edward Sikorski has thus far taken a relatively simple approach to his solo work born as much of impatience and practical limitations as aesthetic choice. By introducing a collaborative element on his new EP entitled Basic Colours, however, he has been finally been able to realize…

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Sound Impression: Patina by Peter Gregson

It is no hyperbole to call Peter Gregson one of the most sought-after cellists in the world. He has as premiered works by renowned composers including Steve Reich, Gabriel Prokofiev, and Jóhan Jóhannsson and himself composed for films starring marquee actors like Kate Winslet and the late Alan Rickman as well as major TV productions…

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Sound Impression: Pause by Poppy Ackroyd

There is a subtle irony in the title of Poppy Ackroyd‘s latest album Pause. It refers to the feeling of normal life being temporarily put on hold and was written during the convergence of two major events that would have unavoidable impact on creative process of this talented multi-instrumentalist & composer – the pandemic and…

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Sound Impression: Inner Symphonies by Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher

Inner Symphonies is a contemporary classical record sparked by the rekindling of a friendship between two talented artists whose paths diverged after a period making music together during their teen years. Hania Rani is a pianist and composer with two widely acclaimed solo albums and a collection of songs written for screen and stage to…

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Sound Impression: Shall We Go Out Into the Light by Charlie Coxedge

Since embarking on a journey as a solo artist with his 2017 debut Cloisters on Simon Raymonde & Robin Guthrie’s Bella Union label, musician and writer Charlie Coxedge has been using layers of guitar to sculpt gorgeous soundscapes that are as melancholic as they are atmospheric. Gathering pace with the second of two albums this…

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Sound Impression: El Mar Convertido en Oceano by The Phonmetrician

Lost Tribe Sound is a label keenly aware how deeply rooted it is in sounds many would consider wintry or autumnal in nature. Its embrace of bleak and sometimes even harrowing musical landscapes is reflected in the themes of recent subscription series such as “Built Upon A Fearful Void” or “We Stayed The Path That…

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Sound Impression: Þjóðlög/Folk Songs by Hugar

Following their soundtrack to the documentary film The Vasulka Effect, Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson redirect the focus of their Hugar project back to its Nordic roots with a new EP that features instrumental renditions of songs curated from the Íslenzk thjóðlög, a volume of nearly 1,000 pages of music and historical commentary that is…

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