Author Archives: shredfearn

Tim Shiel ~ Glowing Pains: Music from The Gardens Between / Interview

There’s a tension to reconcile when crafting a videogame soundtrack that plays on the mind of Tim Shiel. ‘Normal’ music has a defined path – a start, middle and end – but videogame music is very much nonlinear, dictated or

Tim Shiel ~ Glowing Pains: Music from The Gardens Between / Interview

There’s a tension to reconcile when crafting a videogame soundtrack that plays on the mind of Tim Shiel. ‘Normal’ music has a defined path – a start, middle and end – but videogame music is very much nonlinear, dictated or

Klangriket ~ Tjärn

A chilling mist quickly dissipates, revealing a sweet surround. Often an EP carries a weight that its longer-format sibling cannot bear. Where an LP usually requires variety and/or a sense of development to hold attention, an EP can concisely state

Klangriket ~ Tjärn

A chilling mist quickly dissipates, revealing a sweet surround. Often an EP carries a weight that its longer-format sibling cannot bear. Where an LP usually requires variety and/or a sense of development to hold attention, an EP can concisely state

Michael Price ~ Tender Symmetry

Tender Symmetry shares two things with the latest release from Nils Frahm: a choir called Shards and an infatuation with the recording space. Just as his label-mate did back in January with All Melody, Michael Price’s new LP focuses almost

Michael Price ~ Tender Symmetry

Tender Symmetry shares two things with the latest release from Nils Frahm: a choir called Shards and an infatuation with the recording space. Just as his label-mate did back in January with All Melody, Michael Price’s new LP focuses almost

Dean Valentine ~ Ventricular Beats

With much of the Northern hemisphere sweltering in at times overwhelming heat, an intense electronic set inspired by a desert makes a fitting soundtrack. Oppressive and kinetic, Ventricular Beats is derived from the soundtrack to a 2016 film, Tiger Raid,

Dean Valentine ~ Ventricular Beats

With much of the Northern hemisphere sweltering in at times overwhelming heat, an intense electronic set inspired by a desert makes a fitting soundtrack. Oppressive and kinetic, Ventricular Beats is derived from the soundtrack to a 2016 film, Tiger Raid,

Luke Howard ~ Open Heart Story

Is it possible to retain a sense of intimacy – even isolation – when backed by a 23-strong orchestra? Through his short yet prolific career, Luke Howard has distinguished his piano-based work amidst a sea of imitators by its variety

Luke Howard ~ Open Heart Story

Is it possible to retain a sense of intimacy – even isolation – when backed by a 23-strong orchestra? Through his short yet prolific career, Luke Howard has distinguished his piano-based work amidst a sea of imitators by its variety

Floex & Tom Hodge ~ A Portrait of John Doe

Some collaborations are like a firework – instant, uncontrollable and short-lived. Others are like a hearthstone fire – calculated, nurtured and long-lasting. After meeting at Berlin Festival in 2014, Czech composer/artist Tomas Dvorak (aka Floex) and UK composer/pianist Tom Hodge

Floex & Tom Hodge ~ A Portrait of John Doe

Some collaborations are like a firework – instant, uncontrollable and short-lived. Others are like a hearthstone fire – calculated, nurtured and long-lasting. After meeting at Berlin Festival in 2014, Czech composer/artist Tomas Dvorak (aka Floex) and UK composer/pianist Tom Hodge

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has