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*Press A* 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

This year the proliferation of unique styles and new approaches to old genres brought videogame soundtracks to what is perhaps a new high in quality and thought. From niche to popular composers, classical traditions to synthwave, everything we celebrate from

*Press A* 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

This year the proliferation of unique styles and new approaches to old genres brought videogame soundtracks to what is perhaps a new high in quality and thought. From niche to popular composers, classical traditions to synthwave, everything we celebrate from

Mésange ~ Gypsy Moth

With a French name for a common bird and an album title alluding to journeying, metamorphosis and reaching to light, Mésange convey a great deal of imagery, themes and ideals in three short words. The captivating sounds this UK-based duo

Mésange ~ Gypsy Moth

With a French name for a common bird and an album title alluding to journeying, metamorphosis and reaching to light, Mésange convey a great deal of imagery, themes and ideals in three short words. The captivating sounds this UK-based duo

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