Sound Impression: Formations by Julia Gjertsen

Julia Gjertsen is a composer & musician who was born in Russia but grew up in the northern part of Norway playing the piano from a young age. She is currently based in Oslo where she continued her studies in music and sound design and composed for contemporary dance and other commissioned productions. Though her…

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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: Eve by Fortresses

Ambient artist debuts are inherently low-key affairs and while they are often the antithesis of the burn from the first note ethos of pop music, they can in their own quiet way grab the attention of the discerning listener right from the off and create an instant sense that the journey they are about to…

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