Video Premiere: Tangible by Bruno Sanfilippo

Read the liner notes of any album released in the past 18 months and you are more likely than not to see at least some reference to the coronavirus pandemic either as context for the making of the music or directly ties to its themes. Among those in the latter category, Bruno Sanfilippo‘s Tangible offers…

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Video Premiere: Piano Textures 5 II by Bruno Sanfilippo

Argentinian pianist & composer Bruno Sanfilippo released Piano Textures 1 in 2007 thus launching a series of thoughtfully sculpted, introspective works that have come to be among the most beloved recordings of his prolific catalog. The arrival of spring will bring with it the fifth volume in the collection recorded by Sanfilippo at his Onix…

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Travelogue 2016.05.29: A modern classical weekend with 1631 Recordings

Take a look at the breadth of the 1631 Recordings catalog and you might find it hard to believe that the imprint was launched less than a year ago. Granted many of the releases are reissues and compilations, but they are impeccable selections of both albums and artists that deserve a wider hearing. Balancing these out…

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Sound Impression: Alex Lucas & Olan Mill – Tramuntana [Hawk Moon]

Three winters ago, musicians Alex Lucas and Alex Smalley (aka Olan Mill) were recording music together in the company of Bruno Sanfilippo at his Onix II Studio in Barcelona and what they created there has just been released to bring some light and color into the winter in which we now find ourselves.

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Travelogue Week 2015-17: Cello. You Had Me at Cello.

This week’s travelogue shines a spotlight on the cello with a look at seven albums released over the past year either made by a cellist or prominently featuring the instrument and spanning a diverse range of moods and styles from tender romanticism to cinematic and post-industrial soundscapes.  Also featured is a new cloudcast called Deep Resonance including tracks from each of these…

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