Premiere: Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres – Fall Fly Run (feat. Josh Semans)

Founded in 2016 by Peruvian musician Sergio Díaz De Rojas, the piano and coffee collaborative platform turns five this year and is celebrating with the very first compilation style release from its associated label which enters its fourth year. Realismo Mágico is a conceptual project featuring “unconventional works” by a dozen artists some of whom…

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A Sense of Place: Bylur by Eydís Evensen

Born in the remote Icelandic town of Blönduós, we are told that as a child pianist & composer Eydís Evensen would stand in the howling wind and stare out the wild Westfjords pretending to conduct the clouds. Indoors she was exposed by her parents to a breadth of music from very early on ranging from…

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Sound Impression: Love and Keep by Sophie Hutchings

If you listen you can hear the ocean… The same thing we tell our children when they hold a seashell to their ear could be said of Sophie Hutchings‘ music, only rather than trapped ambient noise emulating the faint echo of a washing tide, the call of the sea can be heard in the spirit…

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Video Premiere: “As Nature Returns” by Gifts From Crows

Inspired by reconnecting with a beloved piano that had been in his family for more than a century, musician and composer Richard Laurence conceived a new neoclassical music project during the that would become the first new music he would release in 15 years. He chose the name Gifts From Crows as a poignant nod…

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Premiere: “Blur” by Philip G Anderson

The past two years have certainly left an indelible mark on the world and so many of as individual. In the case of Philip G Anderson, part of the form that imprint takes can be found in his forthcoming new album Figment which was written between 2018 and 2020. The Atlanta based composer & multi-instrumentalist…

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A Sense of Place: Archives by Cédric Dind-Lavoie

Canadian composer & multi-instrumentalist Cédric Dind-Lavoie reaches back through time to find a very special group of collaborators for his first full-length release since the wonderful 88 (2018, Preserved Sound). Archives is a specially treated anthology of songs from the 40s and 50s that have been drawn from the collections of distinguished folklorists of the…

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Sound Impression: Miscellany by Origamibiro

This spring welcomes Origamibiro back from a hiatus that lasted nearly six years in the form of album that comprises a body of work amassed since the release of 2014’s warmly received Odham’s Standard. It also marks the project’s return to its origins as a primarily solo enterprise from Nottingham based composer & producer Thomas…

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Premiere: The Rainy Road by Francesco Berta

Italian born music composer, pianist and visual artist Francesco Berta is someone whose work I’ve enjoyed admiringly since the early days of the blog. He was in fact one of the very first artists I had the pleasure of interviewing when the Duologues series was launched a little less than four years ago (read the…

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Video Premiere: Sunrise by Justina Jaruševičiūtė

Justina Jaruševičiūtė is a Lithuanian composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Berlin whose debut solo album Silhouettes has been deservedly receiving glowing comments and reviews for its effusive beauty and exhilarating arrangements. Justina was inspired to write the music for string quartet after being deeply moved by an Echo Collective concert at Funkhaus Berlin where Jóhann…

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