I can’t find a thing on the band, but the Esfahan Ensemble produce lovely Persian music.
Day after day, week after week, I get to scroll through my feed and finding some of the ugliest, most obnoxiously mean-spirited posts from people who wouldn’t know civility if it swatted them in the rump. A good aural cleansing is in order, courtesy of 14th Century poet and composer Guillaume de Machaut.
Alessandro Cortini is an Italian composer and keyboardist based in Los Angeles. He’s an occasional member of Nine Inch Nails, and makes quite a good company man working with Trent Reznor in a style reminiscent of the 1980s Belgian Hard Beat scene, but on his own, he veers off into Kosmische Musik territory, reminding one of artists like Klaus Schulze in this track.
John Hurt, whose devastating performances in movies like The Elephant Man, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Alien and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone showcased a craftsmanship rare in Hollywood today, died at the age of 77 due to complications caused by pancreatic cancer.
The Daily Mail presents the story here.
Bandcamp has become indispensable as a resource for me finding new music. A lot of my posts are beginning to revolve more and more around releases through the platform. It seems that 2016 was a banner year for the company, according to this report.