Track Premiere: Thought Forms by Purple Decades

Over the past four years Cincinnati-based composer, pianist, & producer Tristan Eckerson has released five full length records and more than an album’s worth of singles, almost all of them focused on solo piano. While that aspect of his career shows no signs of slowing down (exhibit A: the lovely “Hendelse” released in June), Eckerson…

Video Premiere: “Arrangements VII” by Asher

Based in East Somerville, Massachusetts, Asher is an artist & composer who has worked for over 15 years with location recordings, electronic synthesis, and found sounds to create a varied body of work. This includes appearances on the venerable Room40 label (curated by Lawrence English) where he will soon be releasing his latest album entitled…

Track Premiere: Zola by Aukai feat. Lisa Morgenstern

The music of Markus Seiber as Aukai has always embodied a spirit of wandering and a palpable sense of the outdoors. Informed by his wide-ranging travels across Europe an the Americas and a deep appreciation of nature, Aukai’s redolent, peregrine style owes much to his use of the ronroco, a small guitar originating in the…

Video Premiere: Lightness by Drexler

Drexler (Adrian Leung) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, & producer from Sydney, Australia with a debut album set for release this week via Rhodium Publishing. Recorded predominantly in his studio in North West London, where he is now based, Handles infuses intimate chamber strings with piano, synth, minimal percussion and guitar while paying special attention to…

Travelogue: A hibernate recordings Collection

After a relatively sparse 2019, it is very nice to see a flurry of new activity over at hibernate recordings, the Yorkshire-based ambient label founded a little over a decade ago by Jonathan Lees. The catalyst has been something called the 2.6 challenge, a charitable initiative intended to fill the void left by the cancellation…

Sound Impression: Literature by Tomotsugu Nakamura

Tomotsugu Nakamura is a musician and graphic designer residing in Tokyo, Japan who composes music with fragments of minimal acoustic & electronic tones and field recordings. My first exposure to his work was the last year’s monologue, an excellent recording that appeared on the Audiobulb label and became a shoo-in for the annual round-up of…

Video Premiere: Nebula by Slowburner

Slowburner is the instrumental solo project of Élvio Rodrigues, a composer and producer originally from the Portugese island of Madeira an now based in Lisbon. From his first EP a little over three years ago to last year’s 10-week Sunday mornings are for piano project, Élvio has kept the piano mostly in the forefront while…

Travelogue: Longform Editions 14

Launched two years ago by Preservation label boss Andrew Khedoori, Longform Editions is a digital listening gallery which he frames as a “curatorial music practice created to foster and celebrate immersive listening experiences for the musically adventurous”. Indeed, now 56 releases into the project, Khedoori has brought together an impressive array of sound artists from…

Streaming Premiere: Orbit by Axel Toben

Alejandro Bento is a multi-instrumentalist and composer born in Spain and currently based in the coastal town of Javea. Though he is self-taught as a pianist, Alejandro, the son of Argentinian artist Oscar Bento, was traditionally trained in music from a young age. After taking up a variety of instruments in conservatory, he went on…