Field Journal: 2021 Week 30

This week’s field journal entry offers relief from the doldrums and heat of summer in the form of a collection of tracks all of which feature vocals or spoken word as an integral part of what makes them special. Featured artists include Daniel Buerkner with Lau Nau, Francis M. Gri with Lilium, Gallowglas, Hollie Kenniff,…

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Field Journal: 2021 Week 20

It has been a delightful spring in Virginia but this week has served notice that another hot southern summer is on our doorstep. This group of singles, EPs, and albums have just seemed like the right kind of company for these languid and sunny days.

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Field Journal: Piano Day 2021

Since Nils Frahm launched the first Piano Day on the 88th day of 2016, the event has seemingly been embraced more joyously with each passing year. Even under the dispiriting constraints of a long-running pandemic, artists and fans around the world found a way to connect through this beloved instrument. Here are just some of…

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Field Journal: 2021 Week 9

It is an all video field journal edition this week featuring a truly wonderful collection of new music by Aukai, Balmorhea, Bruno Bavota, Deniz Cuylan, Eydís Evensen, Lost Horizons (feat. Karen Peris), Lorenzo Masotto, Masayoshi Fujita, and Simon Leoza wedded to entrancing visuals. Grab a pair of headphones and make yourself comfortable for a beautiful…

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Field Journal: 2021 Week 6

Throughout a raging ice storm and in the slow thaw afterwards, the music here has been making for fine company. Wherever you are, I hope you’ll take the time to listen and that you will find the same. Featured in the second field journal edition for 2021 are recent discoveries and releases by Abul Mogard,…

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Field Journal: 2021 Week 4

It is a new year and time for new musical journeys. Featured in the first field journal edition for 2021 are recent discoveries and releases by Atli Örvarsson & Sin Fang, Alaskan Tapes, The Broken Cradle, Freya Lily, Kristina Dutton, Music For Sleep, Olan Mill, Orbit Over Luna, and Patricia Wolf.

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Field Journal: 2020 Week 50

Before drawing a line under 2020 and looking back on the musical journey this year has been, here is one last field journal post covering some recent releases and discoveries that have brightened up the past week. Featured in this edition: Amble, Cedric Vermue, Dalot & Sound Awakener, Fieldhead, From Overseas, Grasscut, Hammock, Pepo Galán…

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Field Journal: 2020 Week 48

A weekly digest of music discovery. Featured in this edition: Ariel Marx, Julia Andersson, Lucy Gooch, Nils Frahm, Poppy Ackroyd, Robot Koch and Viktor Orri Arnason (reworked by Hugar), Simon Scott, and Sophia Jani. Ariel Marx – “Diapason” from Luthier on Node Records Luthier is an album of music written & produced by composer and…

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Field Journal: 2020 Week 45

A weekly digest of music discovery. Featured in this edition: BPMoore (Anna Yarbrough rework), Ciro Berenguer, Derek Hunter Wilson, Erik Williamson, G Strizzolo (ft Ludvig Cimbrelius), Hammock, Ilyia, Rime Trails, Tim Linghaus, and William Ryan Fritch. BPMoore – “Through The Trees – Anna Yarbrough Rework” from Komorebi (Reworks) on Rhodium Publishing London-based composer & multi-instrumentalist…

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