Travelogue 2018.03.11: A Modern Classical Matinee

This musical weekend matinée features a collection of four beautiful modern classical compositions by Tambour, Roberto Cacciapaglia, Erland Cooper, and Fabrizio Paterlini set to video. For just a little while, leave your cares behind and enjoy the transportive magic of these musical stories. 

Sound Impression: Voz by Richard Luke [1631 Recordings]

Releases may not be flying out at quite the prolific rate they were during the first 18 months or so following the launch of 1631 Recordings, but the Swedish imprint remains a steady and reliable source of wonderful new modern & post-classical music.  Most recently, the label has offered up the debut album of Glaswegian multi-instrumentalist…

Sound Impression: Roaming in Teesdale by Black Hill & Cousin Silas

Reprising their partnership on 2015’s Bridges of the South, Black Hill (Csarnogurszky István, aka musicformessier) and Cousin Silas take us on another binate ambient guitar journey through bucolic and atmospheric soundscapes this time inspired by England’s picturesque Teesdale region.

Travelogue 2016.11.26: Lost in the interior rooms

Speaking of his solo project Lyrae, Swedish musician Ola Sandberg said ”I’m trying to make music that I, myself, can get lost in…I want to make audible rooms rather than songs and let the listener be more of a visitor with the choice to move around freely.”  I would argue that concept is common ground to each…

A Sense of Place: Kinbrae – Tidal Patterns [1631 Recordings]

Kinbrae is a musical project from twin brothers Andrew & Michael Truscott, based in Edinburgh and Dundee Scotland. Having shared the stage with musicians such as Hauschka, Noveller and Lubomyr Melnyk and featured as session musicians on records by Scottish artists such as The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks and De Rosa, the solo project they have nurturing for…

Sound Impression: A Sudden Burst of Colour – Ambivalence [Good Grief Records]

The four track EP is a great format for Glaswegian post rock band A Sudden Burst of Colour. It worked a treat on last year’s Waves Will Rise on Silent Water and seems the perfect length to showcase their effulgent brand of instrumental rock laden with incandescent guitars, soaring melodic hooks, and cracking rhythms all of which are on display…

Mike Vass – The Dead Stations [Unroofed]

The Dead Stations is a story told through original music and animation; combining live performance, recorded actors and projections. Written by Charlotte Hathaway, it features art & animation by Nica Harrison & Atikah Zailani with a soundtrack composed by Mike Vass who was last featured here for his own special project In the Wake of Neil Gunn. Dead Stations are…

Cyril Secq / Orla Wren – Branches [Dronarivm]

Sometimes unplanned collaborations are the best collaborations of all.  When inspiration strikes like lightning and brings idle bones to fleshed out life. That seems to be the case with Branches, a new album on the Dronarvim label by Cyril Secq of the eclectic French band Astrïd and the enigmatic Scottish electroacoustic sound artist Tui who…

Through a Musical Lens: North Atlantic Explorers

In 2005, Glenn D’Cruze stepped out from behind the drum kit where he supported of a variety of Vancouver based bands and launched his own called North Atlantic Explorers along with Jonathan Anderson. After the debut record (Skylines), the project remained quiet until 2014 when they returned with the first of an ambitious brace of conceptually related albums called My Father Was a…