Duologue: A conversation with Lara Somogyi

Born in Hawaii to Hungarian parents, Lara Somogyi’s introduction to harp-playing skewed toward the traditional until she began to lean into an improvisational approach while studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London and composing to color schemes and visuals. Another sensory layer emerged in her work after a series of chance meetings with…

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Travelogue: A Headphone Matinee

Who doesn’t enjoy curling up on the sofa over a weekend and taking in a film or binge watching a great television show? You can certainly do that with the productions shown here, but the focus of our little travelogue is the music that was created for each by a group of composers whose solo…

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Duologue: A conversation with Erland Cooper

This special duologue edition features composer Erland Cooper who should be well known to the readers of the blog from our coverage of his magically transportive trilogy of albums centered around his native Orkney (Solan Goose, Sule Skerry, & Hether Blether). Shifting focus some 700 miles, Erland kindly takes time to talk to us about…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: The Morning After by Malcolm Parson

“In order to properly see where you are going, you must first remember where you’ve come from…” You could say that Malcolm Parson has gone places in life, both literally and metaphorically. Born in New Orleans, the cellist & composer moved to Atlanta at the age of 11 where where he began privately studying the…

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Sound Impression: Singles Vol. 1 by Slow Meadow

Since being welcomed by Hammock in 2015 as the first artist outside the band to appear on their label with the eponymous debut of Slow Meadow, Houston-based multi-instrumentalist Matt Kidd has created an exceptionally lovely body of work a great deal of which has been released as singles and B-sides. If you were tally them…

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Sound Impression: Limits by Andrew Tasselmyer

Andrew Tasselmyer of Hotel Neon has steadily been honing his craft in the use of samplers, field recordings, and lo-fi recording techniques and finding ways to evolve & expand his sound while putting out consistently fine solo releases that are always worth a thoughtful listen. Limits marks the Philadelphia-based artist’s debut on the Laaps imprint,…

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STREAMING PREMIERE: Iris Arco by Tristan Eckerson

Cincinnati-based pianist & composer Tristan Eckerson is a true DIY artist who handles all aspects of the production of his music independently from recording, mixing, and mastering to artwork and cover art design. Well traveled both musically and geographically, he keeps himself busy with a steady creative output both under his own name and with…

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Sound Impression: Light Caught the Edges by From the Mouth of the Sun

Light is a recurring theme in the work of From the Mouth of the Sun and its two immensely talented members Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist. From the name of the band itself to such songs as “Light Blooms in Hollow Space” from their 2017 masterpiece Hymn Binding or “Lost to Light” from Martin’s exquisite…

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PREMIERE: Rifts by Sanctuary

Sanctuary is a Los Angeles based composer & visual art collective poised to make its debut with musical works offered in a double EP release. Sanctuary Vol. 1 which you will be able to preview below is led by Colombian composer Jose A. Parody with contributions from Grayson Sanders and features live strings, choir, and…

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