Premiere: “Branches” by Marigold Sun

With a moniker that could not sound more perfect for an early summer release, Marigold Sun is the alias for a new solo project from Singaporean-Australian musician Eric Li Harrison which will see its debut later this month on Hush Hush Records. Leaving behind his home country of Australia, Eric recently relocated to New York…

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Premiere: Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres – Fall Fly Run (feat. Josh Semans)

Founded in 2016 by Peruvian musician Sergio Díaz De Rojas, the piano and coffee collaborative platform turns five this year and is celebrating with the very first compilation style release from its associated label which enters its fourth year. Realismo Mágico is a conceptual project featuring “unconventional works” by a dozen artists some of whom…

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Field Journal 2021.05.22

It has been a delightful spring in Virginia but this week has served notice that another hot southern summer is on our doorstep. This group of singles, EPs, and albums have just seemed like the right kind of company for these languid and sunny days.

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Sound Impression: Miscellany by Origamibiro

This spring welcomes Origamibiro back from a hiatus that lasted nearly six years in the form of album that comprises a body of work amassed since the release of 2014’s warmly received Odham’s Standard. It also marks the project’s return to its origins as a primarily solo enterprise from Nottingham based composer & producer Thomas…

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Premiere: Interior 03 by FAX

Best known as FAX, Rubén Alonso Tamayo is one of Mexico’s most prolific electronic musicians for the past two decades. His work stretches from minimal techno to contemplative landscapes, the latter of which is on majestic display in an upcoming new release on Rottenman Editions. Enclosure is a suite of six interior soundscapes which feature…

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Video Premiere: Lost Takeno by Minihi

Between them, percussionists and composers Zands & Louise Anna Duggan have worked with artists and ensembles ranging from the Royal Philharmonic to Lady Gaga as well as recording on Thom Yorke’s Grammy nominated album ‘Anima’ with the London Contemporary Orchestra. Separately, Louise is the percussionist for Agnes Obel and Zands performs with Melt Yourself Down.…

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Through a Musical Lens: Hav Reimagined

Having grown up in a small coastal city in Sweden, Sofia Nystrand, aka Vargkvint, drew on a strong personal bond with the ocean when she created her album Hav (2019, piano and coffee records). Masterfully combining elements of neoclassical and folk music with haunting vocals and a vivid sense of storytelling, she wove a spellbinding…

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Premiere: Roll by Kumi Takahara

As a professionally trained violinist, Kumi Takahara has been performing in concerts and lending her talents to other artists & musicians for a while now. Come February, she will be releasing a debut album of her own on Tokyo’s Flau imprint and what a beguiling one it is. See-Through is a collection of songs and sound…

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2020 in Review: Ambient & Drone

In a year that has deprived so many of us from interactions that we once took for granted, music can be a great companion allowing us to feel connected, comforted, and even transported through just the sounds that fill the space between our ears. I’ve always found that to be especially true of ambient music,…

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