Sound Impression: Richard Ginns – Until the Morning Comes [Eilean]

Manchester based musician & sound artist Richard Ginns was last featured here with his mid-2014 release Fall, Rise which was inspired by a harrowing experience with a blinding snowstorm encountered during a winter trip to the Alps. In keeping with the timing of its release, his latest, Until the Morning Comes, is a more autumnal excursion that exudes stillness and tranquility…

Sound Impression: Linear Bells – OR [Soft]

The tenth and latest Soft Recordings release is an album by the label’s founder David Teboul under his familiar moniker of Linear Bells. OR is his first new work on Soft since his springtime collaboration with Sound Awakener (Belonging to the Infinity) and his first full length solo recording since Insides, which was released by Assembly Field at the start of…

Various Artists – Dialog Tapes [Dauw & Eilean Rec.]

Surrounded by abstractions, space, and a spirit of experimentation, ambient music is inherently fertile ground for collaboration. We see artists coming together all the time to co-create, embellish, and rework pieces of music. But sometimes there is as much room for creativity in devising the frameworks for collaboration itself as there is in the artistic output….

PREMIERE: Linear Bells & Sound Awakener – Belonging to the Infinity [Soft]

The newest release on Soft Recordings brings together Linear Bells, the primary musical alias of label founder David Teboul, and Sound Awakener, the solo music project of Vietnamese experimental sound artist Nhung Nguyen.  The album is called Belonging to the Infinity and will be released April 19.

Excursions in electronic music: Ocoeur / Idlefon / John Lemke / 36

In this musical excursion, we look at a quartet of albums featuring electronic music by Ocoeur, Idlefon, John Lemke, and 36.  Each one will fill your headphones with a stunning palette of sound, light up your neural pathways, and engage both your thoughts & emotions.  Ocoeur – Parallel Life (N5MD) Due for release on July 22, A Parallel Life is…

Excursions in acoustic music: Belle Arché Lou and Yadayn

Belle Arché Lou – Seeking Solace (Humanist Records) The artist biography for Belle Arché Lou on the Humanist Records web site begins with an intriguing and seemingly obtuse question “How are French literary figure Guillaume Apollinaire and American astronomer Scott S. Sheppard – University of Hawaii graduate interested in the formation of solar systems – linked?”….

Review: The Stars Will Shine / Robots, Orchestra, & Tones by Linear Bells

The Stars Will Shine The second release on fledgling label Soft Recordings is a double album by the label’s founder, David Teboul, under his musical nom de plume, Linear Bells.  The Stars Will Shine is a remarkable opus that delivers nearly two and a half hours of absorbing music straddling, and sometimes blending, both the ambient and modern…

Mix & Remix: Fragments & Poppy Ackroyd / Apta & Row Boat

In this edition of Mix & Remix, we’ll feature two sets tracks that involve reciprocal arrangements between two pairs of artists each covering the work of the other.   First we have a the French trio Fragments collaborating with Scottish artist and member of Hidden Orchestra, Poppy Ackroyd.  The second set will feature electronic artists…