Sound Impression: Light Caught the Edges by From the Mouth of the Sun

Light is a recurring theme in the work of From the Mouth of the Sun and its two immensely talented members Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist. From the name of the band itself to such songs as “Light Blooms in Hollow Space” from their 2017 masterpiece Hymn Binding or “Lost to Light” from Martin’s exquisite…

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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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Sound Impression: S/T by Lee Yi

Having recently marked his tenth anniversary as a recording artist, Málaga based musician and sound artist Lee Yi begins a new creative decade with a gorgeously crafted solo work in the form of a self-titled EP for Gregory Euclide’s THESIS Project. The overarching theme is appreciation for the beauty to be found in the simple…

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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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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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Sound Impression: Gravity + Sand by Bethan Kellough

Since Aven was released to much acclaim by Touch in 2016, Los Angeles based sound artist and composer Bethan Kellough has remained busy drawing on her sound design and field recording practice to create ambisonic compositions for installations, film & media not to mention participating in artistic residencies, workshops, and interviews around the globe. While…

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Field Journal: 2021 Week 30

This week’s field journal entry offers relief from the doldrums and heat of summer in the form of a collection of tracks all of which feature vocals or spoken word as an integral part of what makes them special. Featured artists include Daniel Buerkner with Lau Nau, Francis M. Gri with Lilium, Gallowglas, Hollie Kenniff,…

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Through a Musical Lens: Sumida Colours by Wil Bolton

London based artist & musician Wil Bolton truly is a global citizen, often weaving environmental sounds from places all around the world into his electroacoustic soundscapes. Previous albums have referenced locations ranging from close to home in Britain to continental cities like Vienna, and Budapest all the way to the Arabian Sea and points east.…

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