LTO

Cad Goddeu

“… a mysterious and deeply textured journey that could be set in both the distant past and an uncertain future, on this planet or beyond…”

Balmorhea

The Wind

“… the wind stands here for renewal…”

Texas-based duo (pronounced ‘Bal-more-ray’) land on a prestigious classical institution, Deutsche Grammophon, with music inspired by meditations on the natural world and its fragility

A #PianoDay special, featuring exclusive track premieres, videos, and sound bytes from Tom Blankenberg, Muriël Bostdorp, Garreth Brooke, Akira Kosemura, Jameson Nathan Jones, and Mike Lazarev.

Valgeir Sigurðsson

Kvika

“… a sound to get lost in […] shimmering above the earth, fleeting and momentary…”

Music used to soundtrack a wartime film by Slovakian director Peter Magát, titled Malá Ríša.

“… getting confused by echo – variations on its depth or repetition, or even by its sudden absence – is unique and unexpected and beautiful to me...”

“… reminiscent of winsome memories, having something to live for by keeping the past alive, and centring our minds around the optimism of having that back again…”

Jacob David

Styrhus

“… the solo piano drifts and waltzes through dim corridors of purposely forgotten memories, occasionally opening up the dusty shades…”

“… I often start a composition by creating a theme with an acoustic-digital filtered sound. Over this, I often try to integrate pure synthetic sounds from a synthesizer…”

“… all the great recordings were made with what people had available to them at the time, and Picasso already knew: when I haven’t got any blue, I use red…”

Hotel Neon

Moments

“… a lullaby for all the uneasy…”

Recorded in the span of just eight weeks Moments is one of the more minimal and textural albums Hotel Neon have ever made

James Murray & Mike Lazarev

Suññatā

“… where fragile tones appear to hang in an infinite amount of space…”

Following last year’s reworking of ‘Living Treasure’ James Murray and Mike Lazarev present a collection of post-classical compositions woven into delicate ambient textures

“… I put a lot of focus into the sound design, atmospheric composition, and structure, […] it is the one formula that I use to make my sound audible…”

“My compositions are bound by the parameters of where they were created. And so to prevent my creativity from stagnating, I need to change those parameters every now and then…”

“…I find it very useful to invite people to the studio, to listen ‘through their ears’… even without saying a word, you can tell if a piece works or not just by listening together with someone…”

Constantine Skourlis

Eternal Recurrence

“… delving into the abyss that is the human psyche and its inevitable dualistic nature of beauty and of violence…”

I want to call this genre “cinesonic” for its ability to trick the mind into a kinetic journey through imagined space. Recommended for fans of dynamic, physical, and psychological music.

Clark

Daniel Isn’t Real

“… a dark and euphoric dreamscape that evokes both rapture and dread…”

Chris Clark’s soundtrack for Adam Egypt Mortimer‘s psychological horror released on the revered classical Deutsche Grammophon label.

Subheim

Vertigo

“… a soundtrack to your reclusive walks, preferably through dark and dingy alleys, abandoned subways, and corroded ducts…”