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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Video Premiere: Acrophobia by Lumiere

Greek composer & musician Thanos Christodoulou has recorded under the name Lumiere since 2015, a nod to the famed French brothers of the same name who pioneered the craft of cinematography. It is as fitting a name as any for an artist who combines piano and post-classical elements with electronics and modern jazz to create…

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Travelogue: At home with La Petite Chambre Records

Affectionately named after a tiny room in Belo Horizonte, Brazil where a group of friends would gather to quietly rehearse and record new ideas, La Petite Chambre Records has been publishing a uniquely warm and colorful style of experimental music for over a decade.  The label has created their own space for artistic expression in…

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Video Premiere: Midnight by Raphaelle Thibaut

In 2015, French composer & pianist Raphaelle Thibaut quit her marketing job at Google to pursue a lifelong passion for music and film scoring quickly leading her to work with major brands like Ubisoft, Coca-Cola, and Nike as well featuring in movie trailers for such major Hollywood productions as ‘Incredibles 2‘ and ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil‘…

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A Sense of Place: Lower River by Michael A. Muller

In 2006, multi-instrumentalist Michael A. Muller co-founded the Austin-based ensemble Balmorhea which went on to create six full-length records and numerous EPs over the past 13 years while touring globally and producing original scores and track placements for TV & film. Now, Muller makes his full-length debut as a solo artist with Lower River, an…

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Video Premiere: “Coeur” by Rob Simonsen

When Sony Masterworks releases ‘Reveries‘ by Rob Simonsen in September, it will technically by a debut album, but the Los Angeles based composer’s work should be well known to many.  Having worked with Mychael Danna on movies like 500 Days of Summer (2009) Moneyball (2011) and Life of Pi (2012), Simonsen has gone on to…

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Travelogue 2019.02.10: Modern Classical Sunday

On a sunny & brisk February Sunday nestled between a false spring and a forecast of cold rain, this travelogue finds a pocket of stillness to showcase a wonderful new quartet  of neoclassical releases sure to be worth your time & attention. Featuring Jacob Pavek, John Hayes, Nathan Shubert, and Ô Lake (Sylvain Texier).

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PREMIERE: At the Same Time from The Eleventh Hour by Anne Lovett [1631 Recordings]

It would seem Anne Lovett literally has music in her blood. Though currently residing in London, she was born in Normandy, France, a birthplace she shares with Erik Satie. Her family is a musical one, her father being a luthier and her mother a dancer. Anne herself picked up piano at only three years old and…

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Dauw + Eilean | Dialog Tapes II

Among the musical highlights of 2015 was a collaborative project between two distinctive ’boutique’ labels – Dauw, curated by Pieter Dudal with a specialization in handmade cassette releases, and Eilean Records curated by Mathias van Eecloo, a limited edition CD imprint based on a concept of mapping out an imagined place. Located in Belgium and France respectively, they are European neighbors…

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