loscil

Clara

“… where shadows are amplified and bright spots are dimmed…”

Scott Morgan releases what might be considered his very best work in a long and fruitful career of perfecting that very special loscil sound.

Sirat

Noir 2

It’s a perfect day to revisit your favourite downtempo, smokey lounge and trip-hop sound!

Arovane

Atol Scrap (2021 Remaster)

“… more than an echo of the past, this bottled sound truly has matured…”

Uwe Zahn‘s monumental debut gets a polished re-master and a vinyl pressing that should keep the fans of IDM, glitch, and melodic electronica extremely happy with this very special treat.

“Based on the life and work of French contemporary artist Olivier de Sagazan, this borderline horror sonic narrative will give you chills even without its visual counterpart.”

May 2nd, 2021

Yesterday I took a train ride out into the country. Besides getting out of the house, …

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.

Hainbach

Landfill Totems

“… music of obsolete, once high-end research equipment, taken from nuclear research labs, particle accelerators and grandfather’s shed…”

Berlin-based Stefan Goetsch revives esoteric machinery, for an album of their forgotten stories, a sample library for Spitfire, and a YoutTube channel for curious techies…

1000 Reasons To Ride

Three years ago, I launched a playlist rotating in a new track each morning, featuring favourite …

“… 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…”

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

“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…”

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…”

“… 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…”

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