Sound Impression: S/T by Lee Yi

Having recently marked his tenth anniversary as a recording artist, Málaga based musician and sound artist Lee Yi begins a new creative decade with a gorgeously crafted solo work in the form of a self-titled EP for Gregory Euclide’s THESIS Project. The overarching theme is appreciation for the beauty to be found in the simple…

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Sound Impression: Luminous by Jeannine Schulz

Based in Hamburg, Germany, Jeannine Schulz is a musician & sound artist who also has a background in dance. For the past year & a half she has been building up quite a nice catalog of solo releases on her own Bandcamp with some of that material popping up selectively on label releases that should…

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Through a Musical Lens: Stadsbilder by Jakob Lindhagen and Dag Rosenqvist

Stadsbilder (”City Images”) is the first album between Swedish musicians Jakob Lindhagen and Dag Rosenqvist who are each well established in the contemporary classical and experimental music scenes as both solo artists and frequent collaborators. Lindhagen is an award-winning film composer with several solo albums to his name and can be found frequently performing and…

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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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Through a Musical Lens: Sumida Colours by Wil Bolton

London based artist & musician Wil Bolton truly is a global citizen, often weaving environmental sounds from places all around the world into his electroacoustic soundscapes. Previous albums have referenced locations ranging from close to home in Britain to continental cities like Vienna, and Budapest all the way to the Arabian Sea and points east.…

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Premiere: “Branches” by Marigold Sun

With a moniker that could not sound more perfect for an early summer release, Marigold Sun is the alias for a new solo project from Singaporean-Australian musician Eric Li Harrison which will see its debut later this month on Hush Hush Records. Leaving behind his home country of Australia, Eric recently relocated to New York…

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Video Premiere: Paid Respects by BPMoore

Recording under the moniker of BPMoore, London-based composer & multi-instrumentalist Ben Moore will release his second full-length album this summer, an equally open-hearted follow up to the uplifting Komorebi (Rhodium Publishing, 2020). If I Don’t See You Again finds Moore once again responding with defiant positivity to weighty existential themes like isolation and loss with…

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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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Through A Musical Lens: Flowers Bloom, Butterflies Come

Continuing its ongoing series of dialogs between musical and visual artists, the first IIKKI Books edition of the new year is a delightful spring offering that pairs the painterly photographic images of Miho Kajioka with the filigreed sounds of Observatories, a collaborative duo made up of Ian Hawgood & Craig Tattersall. The bringing of these…

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