[Music] Nhung Nguyen – Nostalgia

Sublime isn’t quite a strong enough word to describe the stylings of pianist Nhung Nguyen.  She comes to me from her experimental music background something I thank my friend and colleague C-Drik for), but this particular release, my favorite of her substantial back catalog, is something that would have done Andrei Tarkovsky (the famed director […]

[Music] Various Artists – 1​+​1​=​X

A hearty congratulations to Erased Tapes who turn 10 years old this year. This compilation features 20 exclusive tracks from their mighty roster, and not one is a disappointment. 1. Qasim Naqvi – Brutal Moderna 04:18 2. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Long May It Sustain 04:20 3. Rival Consoles – Ritual Song […]

[Music] Alessandra Celletti – Sacred Honey

My old friend and former business partner, Michael Sheppard (who passed away a few years ago far too young), did me the honor of introducing me to the work of Italian pianist Alessandra Celletti.  His label, Transparency Records, featured four of her works including a collaboration with German/Austrian Krautrock legend Hans-Joachim Roedelius. I’ve had the […]

[Music] Zinovia Arvanitidi ~ Ivory (Happy Piano Day)

Many thanks to the writer postrockcafe over at A Closer Listen Blog for reminding us about Piano Day, a little holiday of sorts invented by Nils Frahm to take place on the 88th day of the year. Equally important is the fact that Greek pianist Zinovia Arvanitidi, whose latest release, Ivory, was reviewed by us in […]

[Music] Zinovia Arvanitidi – Ivory

Greek pianist and composer Zinovia Arvanitidi has a new disc coming out, and if the one track she and record company Kitchen Label shared is any indication, it will be a spectacular release. From her Bandcamp site: “There is a life and there is a death, and there are beauty and melancholy between.” Born in […]

[Music] Arturo Stàlteri – .​.​.​e il pavone parlò alla Luna

Arturo Stàlteri is a pianist who originally gained fame with the Italian progressive chamber rock group Pierrot Lunaire as a 15-year-old. He is still making magnificent music today, but this particular album is an album which was recorded in 1980 but shelved until today.