VIDEO PREMIERE: The Morning After by Malcolm Parson

“In order to properly see where you are going, you must first remember where you’ve come from…” You could say that Malcolm Parson has gone places in life, both literally and metaphorically. Born in New Orleans, the cellist & composer moved to Atlanta at the age of 11 where where he began privately studying the…

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Album Premiere: Home by Leon den Englesen

Leon den Engelsen has seen many places along his musical journey from concert stages in Europe to New Orleans where he moved to study jazz and Rotterdam where he finished his Master’s degree at the Codarts conservatory, but it is the place he now calls home in the Swedish countryside that provided the inspiration for…

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Sound Impression: Singles Vol. 1 by Slow Meadow

Since being welcomed by Hammock in 2015 as the first artist outside the band to appear on their label with the eponymous debut of Slow Meadow, Houston-based multi-instrumentalist Matt Kidd has created an exceptionally lovely body of work a great deal of which has been released as singles and B-sides. If you were tally them…

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PREMIERE: Dum Aurora Finem Daret by Orange and Mountains

Formed four years ago after a chance meeting at a gathering in Aachen, Germany, Orange and Mountains is a project which founders Edoardo De Din and Lorenzo Pesci describe as “a musical conversation between two musicians, sound designers, producers, and friends”. Of course there is no conversation without language, and in the short time they…

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Sound Impression: Muqataea Reworks by Francesca Guccione

For her 2021 opus Muqataea, Italian composer & violinist Francesca Guccione blended strings with synths, beats, and audio samples to present a vibrant neoclassical vision of her Sicilian hometown of Modica.The title of the album is a word which means county in Arabic, a nod to the region’s history prior to being established as a…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: A Journey Through the Particles by Valeska Rautenberg

Imagine a piano song accidentally ending up in a Berlin night club… That is how Valeska Rautenberg frames “A Journey through the Particles”, the latest single from her forthcoming EP River Soul, the third in her Songs For Piano, Wind & Water series after Veins and Into the Still White. Born in East Berlin to…

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Field Journal: Piano Day 2022

Another Piano Day has come and gone and once again much has transpired on this planet during the trip it has taken around the sun since last year’s 88th day and not much of it has been good. For anyone new to the blog or not already familiar, Piano Day is a celebration founded on…

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Sound Impression: Open by Tapani Rinne and Juha Mäki-Patola

Prior to connecting on social media a little over a year ago, Tapani Rinne and Juha Mäki-Patola were strangers despite both being active players in the Finnish music community for years. Tapani’s career as a saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer on commissioned and collaborative works as well as solo releases dates back to the mid-1980s while…

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PREMIERE: Toumani by Tom Rogerson

As founder off the electronic rock band Three Trapped Tigers and curator of Proof Positive improv nights in East London, pianist, keyboardist and composer Tom Rogerson is no stranger to the studio and concert & festival stages around the world, but it was in a church next to his parents’ home in his Suffolk where…

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