Sound Impression: Cloak by Russ Young

Few areas of the world are as recognizable or as ensconced in artistic culture as England’s Lake District. Like many poets, authors, and musicians before him, West Cumbria based producer & composer Russ Young takes creative inspiration from this picturesque region for his work, but his approach is rather distinctive in its focus on the…

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Sound Impression: Friede by Linda Rum

Berlin-based musician & songwriter Linda Rum has had a multi-faceted career spanning folk, pop, and post rock often taking center stage with her powerful vocal presence, but on her new album Friede, the only voice we hear is that of her piano. This, where are told, is where it all began for Rum with her…

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Sound Impression: Stasis Loops by Minihi

Minihi is the London-based duo of Zands Duggan and Louise Anna Duggan who have carved out their own creative space where modern classical music intersects with the world of groove and electronics. The name comes from an ancient Breton French word meaning sanctuary, a reference to a remote island reef near Louiseā€™s birthplace of Jersey.…

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Sound Impression: Light Leaks (for Sarah) by Yadayn

It is a strange thing to enjoy a new release from an artist whose work you admire and simultaneously wish it never had to be made. Such is the case with this new EP by Yadayn, the alias of Belgian musician Gowaart Van Den Bossche. His first new music since Elders (Lost Tribe Sound, 2020),…

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Sound Impression: One by Adriaan Swerts

When we say that music heals, we are usually mean in a metaphysical sense. Many of us turn to it to calm the mind and sooth the soul, but when our bodies hurt, we look to other cures. For Belgian musician & composer Adriaan Swerts, however, making music has a genuinely anodyne effect. Swerts suffers…

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Sound Impression: A Closer Distance by Bruno Bavota & Chantal Acda

Collaborations between artists can be planned, but the kind of sweet serendipity that makes them magical cannot. It either happens or it doesn’t. The idea of Italian pianist & composer Bruno Bavota making an album with Dutch singer & musician Chantal Acda certainly had the potential to be a magical one. Bavota is known for…

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Sound Impression: Lullaby for a Stranger by Jamie Stillway

Portland-based guitarist Jamie Stillway‘s new album was conceived in a 196 square foot cabin with on an island in the Puget Sound where she moved in the autumn of 2019. Lullaby for a Stranger was inspired by the solitary journey taken 70 years ago by a pregnant woman driving alone from Minnesota to Oregon to…

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Sound Impression: chamomile by marine eyes

In addition to being a prolific collaborator, most notably as one half of the ambient duo awakened souls alongside her husband James Bernard, and curating playlists and compilations such as Healing Together in support of mental health recovery, Cynthia Bernard has become a solo artist in her own right under the alias of marine eyes.…

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Sound Impression: Domes by Heather Woods Broderick

Born into a family of musicians, composer, vocalist, & multi-instrumentalist Heather Woods Broderick began classical training on the piano at a young age picking up other instruments along the way like flute, guitar, and cello. It is the latter which she chose to make the sole focus of her new instrumental album Domes because of…

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