Alex Smalley & Lucia Adam ~ Patterns

Have you heard these songs before, in a different form, perhaps in a fever dream?  It’s quite possible, as Patterns was once Gaya, a limited edition CD-R on Fluid Audio, now shuffled, remastered and revised on Hush Hush Records.  While the artists state

Alex Smalley & Lucia Adam ~ Patterns

Have you heard these songs before, in a different form, perhaps in a fever dream?  It’s quite possible, as Patterns was once Gaya, a limited edition CD-R on Fluid Audio, now shuffled, remastered and revised on Hush Hush Records.  While the artists state

Various Artists ~ Matter Affect

Happy Anniversary, Esc.rec. ~ 18 years old and now on your hundredth release!  How are you going to celebrate?  We’re going to release a three-hour box set featuring artists reflecting on the pandemic, we’ll stuff the box with as many

Various Artists ~ Matter Affect

Happy Anniversary, Esc.rec. ~ 18 years old and now on your hundredth release!  How are you going to celebrate?  We’re going to release a three-hour box set featuring artists reflecting on the pandemic, we’ll stuff the box with as many

Ukrainian Field Notes XI

For the current episode of Ukrainian Field Notes we speak to r.roo, who managed to reunite with his family in Germany, about the difficulty of making long term plans while Yuliia Vlaskina in Berlin talks to us about grief and

Ukrainian Field Notes XI

For the current episode of Ukrainian Field Notes we speak to r.roo, who managed to reunite with his family in Germany, about the difficulty of making long term plans while Yuliia Vlaskina in Berlin talks to us about grief and

SA Recordings ~ The Hearing Experience

SA Recordings‘ The Hearing Experience was released one track a month, beginning this spring and ending today.  The series tackles a subject close to our heart: the act of listening closely, not just to music but to sound.  Across these singles, four

SA Recordings ~ The Hearing Experience

SA Recordings‘ The Hearing Experience was released one track a month, beginning this spring and ending today.  The series tackles a subject close to our heart: the act of listening closely, not just to music but to sound.  Across these singles, four

Morgan Szymański & Tommy Perman ~ Music for the Moon and the Trees

Music for the Moon and the Trees is a warm album that honors its title.  Morgan Szymanski‘s guitar is made from an Italian red spruce selected by Luciano Lovadina under a full moon; the album was conceived in Tommy Perman‘s family woodland

Morgan Szymański & Tommy Perman ~ Music for the Moon and the Trees

Music for the Moon and the Trees is a warm album that honors its title.  Morgan Szymanski‘s guitar is made from an Italian red spruce selected by Luciano Lovadina under a full moon; the album was conceived in Tommy Perman‘s family woodland

Gabríel Ólafs ~ Solon Islandus

What’s the next step for an artist after becoming a teenaged global phenomenon?  For Gabríel Ólafs, the answer is to become a grown-up global phenomenon.  This was also the path taken by Ólafur Arnalds, and we suspect his younger Icelandic

Gabríel Ólafs ~ Solon Islandus

What’s the next step for an artist after becoming a teenaged global phenomenon?  For Gabríel Ólafs, the answer is to become a grown-up global phenomenon.  This was also the path taken by Ólafur Arnalds, and we suspect his younger Icelandic

Susana López ~ The Edge of the Circle / Manja Ristić ~ Him, fast sleeping, soon he found In labyrinth of many a round, self​-​rolled

How might we visualise a drone? Perhaps a long unbroken line. Better yet, a continuous circle of sound. Or a series of circles rippling over water. New albums from Susana López and Manja Ristić both use circular motifs to envision

Susana López ~ The Edge of the Circle / Manja Ristić ~ Him, fast sleeping, soon he found In labyrinth of many a round, self​-​rolled

How might we visualise a drone? Perhaps a long unbroken line. Better yet, a continuous circle of sound. Or a series of circles rippling over water. New albums from Susana López and Manja Ristić both use circular motifs to envision

Amirtha Kidambi & Luke Stewart ~ Zenith/Nadir

Genres are a fact of contemporary musical life: they categorize, organize, and make manageable the sea of sounds that is the current musical landscape. Traditionally, artists are meant to find a genre or a style and stick with it —

Amirtha Kidambi & Luke Stewart ~ Zenith/Nadir

Genres are a fact of contemporary musical life: they categorize, organize, and make manageable the sea of sounds that is the current musical landscape. Traditionally, artists are meant to find a genre or a style and stick with it —