Sound Impression: Baptism of Solitude by Illuminine

From the beginning, collaboration has been a hallmark of the music Kevin Imbrechts has produced as Illuminine. Until now, each album has featured other musicians as either ensemble performers or in the role of creating new interpretations and reworks. At the core of it all, however, has always been Imbrechts’ dulcet guitar lines and introspective…

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A Sense of Place: Elders by Yadayn

With its 15-album Built Upon a Fearful Void series, Lost Tribe Sound offers a new world of peregrine sounds by an assortment of artists from around the globe some of whom are new to the label this year. That includes guitarist Gowaart Van Den Bossche, aka Yadayn, who has just released his first full-length record…

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Sound Impression: Lessening by Ralph Kinsella

Ralph Kinsella is a guitarist, composer & electronic musician who hails from Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland’s Southern Uplands. While there is no shortage of travel sites that would point out its attractions, Kinsella sees it as “a liminal, fringe space … where rural and semi-rural Scotland uncomfortably meet urban areas”, a characteristic which he…

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PREMIERE: “The Hall” by Martyn Heyne

Born in Hamburg and based in Berlin where he has established his Lichte Studio, guitarist, composer, & producer Martyn Heyne was classically trained at the music academy of Amsterdam going on to serve as a live member of the acclaimed indie rock band Efterklang, share the stage with the likes of A Winged Victory For…

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Sound Impression: Minimum Resistance by Jonas Munk

Jonas Munk is a man of many musical facets. The musician & producer from Odense, Denmark runs not one but two record labels while also playing guitar in psych rock band Causa Sui, serving as one half of the electronic music duo Billow Observatory (with Jason Kolb), and recording solo under the moniker of Manual…

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Sound Impression: By the River by Valotihkuu

A day spent meandering along the banks of a quiet river in the company of only one’s own thoughts and the sounds of gently lapping water, rustling leaves, or a crackling fire. It is a respite and a renewal our modern life rarely affords, but for about 40 minutes, one can travel to such a…

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Video Premiere: “Chloe” by The Phonometrican

‘Mnemosyne’ is the debut album from Mexico City based multi-instrumentalist, film composer and sound preservationist Carlos Morales, who creates under the name The Phonometrician. His music incorporates classical and American primitive guitar with elements of ambient, drone, and post-rock as well as field recordings, synths, and tape. It is a very special brand of music that…

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PREMIERE: “Peixe de Água Doce” from Tempestade Tropical by El Conejo

“I remember playing my grandfather’s old guitar, tuneless, and the haunting sound that it made…” Nostalgia is at the heart of the music Bruno Nunes Coelho (Ana, Constantina) makes under as El Conejo, a project inspired by the first chords he played on his grandfather’s old guitar and the memories of the places he has lived.…

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Illuminine | #3 [Ferryhouse Productions]

Kevin Imbrechts may be from Belgium, but there is something unmistakably Icelandic in the character of the music he creates as Illuminine, a kind of atmospheric and enigmatic beauty.  No wonder Sigur Ròs sound engineer Birgir Jón Birgisson took an early interest in his work and invited Imbrechts to the band’s  Sundlaugin studio where he completed…

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