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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Premiere: King’s Cross After Dark by Pêtr Aleksänder

Having first met in 2007 while working together on indie rock band Noah and the Whale’s debut album, nearly a decade transpired before Tom Hobden and Eliot James collaborated on an “ambitious” orchestral album of their own called Roam. That record, inspired by a love of late and neo-Romantic composers, precipitated the formation of a…

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A Sense of Place: Do Not Move Stones by Rose Riebl

“Two States of Mind” is more than just the moving final coda for Rose Ribel’s Do Not Move Stones. It also the piece that is perhaps most emblematic of the rich dualities that animate the album. A classically trained professional concert pianist who studied in both Sydney and Vienna and who has performed at some…

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Sound Impression: Þjóðlög/Folk Songs by Hugar

Following their soundtrack to the documentary film The Vasulka Effect, Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson redirect the focus of their Hugar project back to its Nordic roots with a new EP that features instrumental renditions of songs curated from the Íslenzk thjóðlög, a volume of nearly 1,000 pages of music and historical commentary that is…

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Video Premiere: Beginnings (Extended Live Version) by James Heather

Recorded in a home built studio during the pandemic lockdown period, Modulations: EP2 is the first collection of original compositions in four years from London-based pianist & composer James Heather. The five songs on the EP map the arc of a journey of grief and recovery which started with the tragic loss of his father.…

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A Sense of Place: Haunts by Grasscut

In 2015, Brighton duo Grasscut released Everyone Was A Bird, an album author Robert Macfarlane tells us in his liner note essay was “born of footfall”. Its eight pieces explored places important to composer Andrew Phillips and writer/musician Marcus O’Dair from the north coast of Jersey or a fallow field in the South Downs of…

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Video Premiere: Sol Novo by Olivia Belli

Living with her family in an old, remote farmhouse in the rural Marche region of Eastern Italy, nestled in between the Appenine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Olivia Belli takes inspiration from the natural world and the people surrounding her. Though she expresses that she cannot remember a time in her life without music and…

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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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