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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Video Premiere: Beginnings (Extended Live Version) by James Heather

Recorded in a home built studio during the pandemic lockdown period, Modulations: EP2 is the first collection of original compositions in four years from London-based pianist & composer James Heather. The five songs on the EP map the arc of a journey of grief and recovery which started with the tragic loss of his father.…

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A Sense of Place: Haunts by Grasscut

In 2015, Brighton duo Grasscut released Everyone Was A Bird, an album author Robert Macfarlane tells us in his liner note essay was “born of footfall”. Its eight pieces explored places important to composer Andrew Phillips and writer/musician Marcus O’Dair from the north coast of Jersey or a fallow field in the South Downs of…

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Through a Musical Lens: Sumida Colours by Wil Bolton

London based artist & musician Wil Bolton truly is a global citizen, often weaving environmental sounds from places all around the world into his electroacoustic soundscapes. Previous albums have referenced locations ranging from close to home in Britain to continental cities like Vienna, and Budapest all the way to the Arabian Sea and points east.…

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Video Premiere: “As Nature Returns” by Gifts From Crows

Inspired by reconnecting with a beloved piano that had been in his family for more than a century, musician and composer Richard Laurence conceived a new neoclassical music project during the that would become the first new music he would release in 15 years. He chose the name Gifts From Crows as a poignant nod…

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