A Sense of Place: V/A – Europe [A Strangely Isolated Place]

Based in Portland Oregon, A Strangely Isolated Place is both a music community and a label that produces excellent recordings centered around evocative themes and concepts. Their latest V/A compilation, Europe, is perhaps one of their most exquisite and noteworthy releases. It is “a meticulously curated compilation inspired by some of the most beautiful locations on the…

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Album Preview: Marsen Jules Trio – Présence Acousmatique

As the oppressive summer heat begins to settle in, an album that promises “atmospheric soundsculptures between ambient, avantgarde-classic and modern jazz” sounds like a cool and inviting proposition. This is an entrancing preview from “Présence Acousmatique”, the new album from Marsen Jules Trio, now available as a digital release on the Oktaf Music & Art…

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