Sound Impression: Olli Aarni – Muovia [Preservation]

Having laid us low last summer with the sumptuously textured melancholic bliss of the crepuscular masterpiece puu tuulessa, Finnish ambient composer Olli Aarni lets the light in on his latest album, a cassette release on Sydney, Australia’s Preservation label entitled Muovia. The new album is comparatively more playful & experimental and somewhat geometric in form in keeping with the modern abstract typography design…

Robert Curgenven – Climata [Dragon’s Eye Recordings / Recorded Field Editions]

We often think of sound as something that we experience, consume, and internalize but Australian-born, Ireland-based composer Robert Curgenven looks at it a little bit differently and reminds us that it has physical properties, a shape, an embodiment that shares spaces with us. He explores this in a particularly captivating fashion on Climata, a dual CD release available…

dalot – mutogibito [n5MD]

The experience of being a parent, or even just the prospect of it, can endow one with a profound 360-degree view of life, a fluid consciousness that is simultaneously nostalgic for the past and acutely sensitive to the present, while focused keenly on the future. On her latest full-length record as dalot, Greek-born experimental musician Maria Papadomanolaki has distilled this life-changing awakening into captivating…

Various Artists – Pod Tune [Pod Labs]

Glancing at the cover of the Pod Tune compilation, one could be forgiven for being tempted to tacitly classify it as a new age album out of time, a flashback to a time when instrumental music was often preoccupied with a desire to connect meditatively with the natural world. Indeed whale sounds were not at all…

Sound Impresssion: Madeleine Cocolas – Cascadia [Futuresequence]

Madeleine Cocolas is an Australian born, Seattle-based, classically trained composer, musician and sound designer.  She worked for a number of years in music supervision & licensing for Australian TV as well as collaborated on a variety of multidisciplinary projects and exhibitions as well as releasing a handful of singles some of which appeared on the Bigo…

Volutes – The Quiet Hours

Volutes is an electronic music project created by Chicago-based Christina Dennaoui which is described as a “mélange of Middle Eastern drones and rhythms, minimal techno, jazz and field recordings”. All of these elements are in ample evidence on her debut EP (Elegant Grey) with a strong emphasis on the rhythmic component.  The Quiet Hours, however, is…

Communique: Discreet + Oblique

The Barbican Centre are hosting an event as part of their Transcender festival series that may be of interest to readers of Stationary Travels, especially those near, in, or around London later this month. Entitled Discreet + Oblique: The Music of Brian Eno, it will be a live performance which seeks to recreate the shimmering…

Kiasmos – Looped [Erased Tapes]

Last year  Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen released the full length debut of their wonderful Kiasmos project on Erased Tapes, an absolutely intoxicating fusion of minimal piano and strings compositions with lush synths and techno flavored electronics.  In the spring of 2015, the label released Looped in a vinyl edition for Record Store Day. This  gem of an…

Max Cooper & Tom Hodge – Artefact [Fields]

A pair of EPs released in 2013 were the first fruits of the ongoing partnership of electronic music artist Max Cooper and pianist/composer Tom Hodge who have followed up with a recent series of performances and third release called Artefact which offers a sublime fusing of electronic, ambient, and modern classical elements in a tidy package.