Chiehei Hatakeyama – Mirage [Room40]

The inspiration for Chihei Hatakeyama’s Mirage came during a trip to Turkey taken by the artist about five years ago. The diverse & exotic architectures, streets, bazaars, and waterways were no doubt a feast for the eyes, but it was what Hatakeyama heard with his keen musical ear that spurred the creation of the new album.…

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Travelogue 2016.12.14: Seas of Tranquility

Calmly transportive. Blissfully adrift. Hazy and translucent. A listening journey with four exceptional albums from around the globe that delve into the idyllic side of ambient and electronic music created by The Green Kingdom (USA), Chihei Hatakeyama (Japan), Warmth (Spain), and James Murray (UK).

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Jeremy Young & Aaron Martin – A Pulse Passes From Hand to Hand [White Paddy Mountain]

A Pulse Passes From Hand to Hand is the first collaborative effort between sound artist Jeremy Young and cellist/multi-instrumentalist Aaron Martin, four meditations on a theme by two kindred musical spirits. The project was dreamt up by Martin while on tour with Young and his band Sontag Shogun last year. The title has meaning to both the artists and…

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Travelogue 2015-24: Of Gardens and Introspective Journeys

Not long ago I read The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama. Describing the titular character’s domain, the narrator says “Matsu’s garden whispers at you, never shouts; it leads you down a path hoping for more, as if everything is seen, yet hidden. There’s a quiet beauty here I only hope I can capture on canvas”.…

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Travelogue Week 2014-44

Noteworthy highlights from the past week of music discovery, releases, previews, and other news.  Daily updates are available on the Stationary Travels Facebook and Twitter feeds and audio/video links to all tracks featured during the month are available on the Songdrop page. Previews of Upcoming Releases Poppy Ackroyd | Feathers | Denovali (November) Poppy Ackroyd follows up her outstanding debut…

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Travelogue: Week 2014-36

Noteworthy highlights from the past week of music discovery, releases, previews, and other news.  Daily updates are available on the ST Facebook and Twitter feeds and audio/video links to all tracks featured during the month are available on the Stationary Travels Songdrop page. New Releases Jacob Montague | North Winds (Aug 19) Multi-instrumentalist member of the…

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