Hotel Neon – Hotel Neon [Home Normal]

 Hotel Neon In the summer of 2013, brothers Andrew and Michael Tasselmyer released their first album under the name Hotel Neon.  While it embraced the same thoughtful, unobtrusive minimalism of some of their earlier work as The Sound of Rescue, especially Furniture Music, it had a distinctive enough focus to warrant being inaugurated as a new project.  And,…

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Through a musical lens: Wil Bolton – Bokeh [Home Normal]

“Through a musical lens” is a short series of reviews focusing on albums that present and explore human experience through music. Each album incorporates field recordings, ephemera, or motifs that revolve around everyday life and memory thus creating an especially intimate connection between their transportive sounds and the listener.  Bokeh by Wil Bolton An artist in…

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Islands of Light – Ruebke [Home Normal]

Ruebke by Islands of Light (Dino Spiluttini) Islands of Light is a new music project from Vienna-based musician and graphic designer Dino Spiluttini. The moniker is one which he chose to differentiate from his darker, more experimental solo work, but which soon revealed itself to be a poignant metaphor for the music that was being created. That music can…

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Travelogue: Week 2014-29

Looking back on noteworthy news, musical discoveries, and social media interactions from the past week.  For a complete list of songs featured this month on the Stationary Travels Facebook and Twitter feeds, check out the July Songdrop mix. Deru I am at least a month late to the party, but this week I finally got to dig…

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First listen: “Trace of Light” by Chronovalve on Home Normal

Chronovalve’s “Trace of Light” is an exceptionally pure & atmospheric ambient debut effort written & produced by Mike Engebretson and mastered by Ian Hawgood for his Home Normal label.  The album features rich, celestial tones and a minimalist structure that is absorbing and soothing.  Fans of the styles of Eno and Budd might especially want…

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