A Sense of Place: Isolarii by Corey Fuller and Richard Skelton

Isolarii is a word with roots going back to the Renaissance age that means ‘island books’. It represents a distinctive literary form that fuses many place-specific components together into a singular narrative that encompasses maps, nautical charts, travelogues, and history blended with elements of myth and legend. Its mere description ignites the imagination and so…

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Sound Impression: Patina by Peter Gregson

It is no hyperbole to call Peter Gregson one of the most sought-after cellists in the world. He has as premiered works by renowned composers including Steve Reich, Gabriel Prokofiev, and Jóhan Jóhannsson and himself composed for films starring marquee actors like Kate Winslet and the late Alan Rickman as well as major TV productions…

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Sound Impression: Pause by Poppy Ackroyd

There is a subtle irony in the title of Poppy Ackroyd‘s latest album Pause. It refers to the feeling of normal life being temporarily put on hold and was written during the convergence of two major events that would have unavoidable impact on creative process of this talented multi-instrumentalist & composer – the pandemic and…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Spring by Fortresses

It was only last month we were singing the praises of multidisciplinary artist Sam Ashton’s debut EP as Fortresses. Eve carried us through the arc of a day spent among the streets and gardens of London through an ambient triptych fashioned from field recordings, manipulated guitar, and synths that portrayed portraying its shifting patterns of…

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Sound Impression: Shall We Go Out Into the Light by Charlie Coxedge

Since embarking on a journey as a solo artist with his 2017 debut Cloisters on Simon Raymonde & Robin Guthrie’s Bella Union label, musician and writer Charlie Coxedge has been using layers of guitar to sculpt gorgeous soundscapes that are as melancholic as they are atmospheric. Gathering pace with the second of two albums this…

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TRACK PREMIERE: Whist by Simeon Walker

Last autumn, we had the opportunity to premiere a beautiful song called “Captive” by pianist & composer Simeon Walker from Winnow, a record that saw him collaborating with a variety of guest musicians to create multilayered arrangements to tell a deeply personal story. Now just over a year later, Walker returns with a modest collection…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Transformotion by Manu Delago

From sitting behind his first drum kit at the age of 2 to mastering classical percussion, jazz drums, and composition in his formal education, Manu Delago built a foundation for what is turning out to be quite a unique musical journey. As a collaborator he has worked with an astoundingly diverse constellation of luminaries like…

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Sound Impression: Eve by Fortresses

Ambient artist debuts are inherently low-key affairs and while they are often the antithesis of the burn from the first note ethos of pop music, they can in their own quiet way grab the attention of the discerning listener right from the off and create an instant sense that the journey they are about to…

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Sound Impression: Hopkinson 4 by Tobias Svensson

While many of us were settling on rather mundane new ways to occupy our time at home at the beginning of the pandemic lockdown, Tobias Svensson decided to pursue a long-held interest in piano restoration. As both a pianist and sound engineer, that certainly seems a fitting choice for the Swedish composer who is now…

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