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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Video Premiere: Alexia, Berlin (Live session) by Jay Chakravorty

Written in the aftermath of a long-term relationship, multi-instrumentalist, composer, & producer Jay Chakravorty calls his modern-classical solo debut “a kind of a break-up album, but for a place as much as a person”. Recorded in homes and studios around London with the help of musician friends, ‘A Map With No Memory’ is essentially an…

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Travelogue: Through the Seasons with Ishamel Cormack

Ishmael Cormack is a British sound artist living in rural Somerset in South West England whose practice as focuses on the “gathering and weaving found sound with acoustics”. His first label release was Ammil on Krysalisound which I happily featured here when it came out in April. Since then, Cormack has gone on to release three more…

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Sound Impression: Invisible by Various Artists (Preserved Sound)

However long it takes to put this seemingly interminable pandemic in the rear view mirror, one day down the road we will get the chance to look back fondly on the bright spots of kindness, creativity, and friendship that illuminated the darker times. But that does not mean we can’t savor them now where we…

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A Sense of Place: Elders by Yadayn

With its 15-album Built Upon a Fearful Void series, Lost Tribe Sound offers a new world of peregrine sounds by an assortment of artists from around the globe some of whom are new to the label this year. That includes guitarist Gowaart Van Den Bossche, aka Yadayn, who has just released his first full-length record…

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Sound Impression: matterlightblooming by Richard J. Birkin

For his first full-length album since 2016’s Vigils, composer & media producer Richard J. Birkin went all in to create something big hearted and beautiful at a time when such things are arguably most needed. Those who have followed his body of work know there is always a compelling foundational concept behind each of Birkin’s…

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Track Premiere: Captive by Simeon Walker

UK-based pianist & composer Simeon Walker has been very active in the modern classical scene in recent years. Alongside his 2017 debut album ‘Mono‘, he has performed & toured across the UK and Europe, including supporting S. Carey and Sebastian Plano & Loscil as well as appearing at a range of festivals, concerts, shows and…

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Album Premiere: Bright Morning Jetlag Blues by Josh Alexander

Exploring creative ways of integrating ambient sounds with modern composition is a focus for Josh Alexander, a classically trained composer and musician based in Bristol (UK) who is set to release the follow up to his 2018 debut ‘Hiraeth‘ on Moderna Records. Bright Morning Jetlag Blues offers up six polished neoclassical gems featuring piano recorded…

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Sound Impression: Wake by Silent Vigils

With the release of their new album Wake this week on Home Normal, Stijn Hüwels & James Murray conclude their masterful triptych under the name of Silent Vigils. The project began in 2017 as “an exchange of gestures across the water” with the first album being finished on what turned out to be the day…

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