New Release: “People Do” from John Lemke (on Denovali)

July is turning out to be quite a month for new releases. Now available in MP3 format and for CD & Vinyl pre-order is the full-length album “People Do” from John Lemke, whose EP “Walizka” we featured in May. The brand new preview track, ‘Illuminations’ continues in the same vein, an intoxicating blend of acoustic…

“In Passing” – Beautiful new EP from Steve Gibbs and Cyrus Reynolds

When two different artists whose work and tastes in music I admire both recommended this, I knew I needed to stop the presses and have a listen and I was not disappointed. “In Passing” is a fine EP resulting from a collaboration between UK artists Steve Gibbs and Cyrus Reynolds.  Elements of ambient, electronica, and modern classical…

Album Preview: Marsen Jules Trio – Présence Acousmatique

As the oppressive summer heat begins to settle in, an album that promises “atmospheric soundsculptures between ambient, avantgarde-classic and modern jazz” sounds like a cool and inviting proposition. This is an entrancing preview from “Présence Acousmatique”, the new album from Marsen Jules Trio, now available as a digital release on the Oktaf Music & Art…

‘Paelistin’ by Lucy Claire – Beautiful strings & sounds

Few things better than a quiet Saturday morning with a fresh cup of your favorite hot beverage and discovering some wonderful music you’ve never heard before. This morning, I stumbled upon the music of Lucy Claire, a classically-trained musician, composer, and recording artist based in London. I’ve really just begun to explore her many compositions…