[Music] Rachel’s – The Sea And The Bells [Full Album]

The first time I remember hearing this was at Aron’s Records, and I couldn’t quite wrap my mind what genre this album was.  I suppose Rachel’s could be seen as a precursor to post-rock or a lot of the modern classical music coming from labels like Erased Tapes.  This album remains gorgeous listening.

[Music] Snorri Hallgrímsson – Chasing The Present — Headphone Commute

Label: Moderna Release: Chasing The Present Release Date: February 21st, 2020 Bandcamp Tidal Spotify chasingthepresent.com Today I am running with an exclusive premiere of a piece by Snorri Hallgrímsson from an upcoming release by the same title on Moderna. “Chasing the Present” is the title track from the soundtrack for the award-winning documentary by Mark… via […]

[Music] Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch – Époques

This was an accidental discovery, found browsing Youtube for new music, and it looks like luck was on my side today, as I would probably have not found out about Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, a French pianist who has enthralled me this evening. On her Bandcamp website, there is an incredibly detailed essay with notes discussing the […]

[Interview] Alessandra Celletti

A few days ago, I had the honor of interviewing Italian pianist Alessandra Celletti, one of the most creative composers active today.  I came to know her work thanks to an old business partner named Michael Sheppard, who became her champion until his passing a few years ago. Without further ado, here is Alessandra:   […]

[Music] Eilean Records’ Magical Ambient Map — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=2347154279/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ All of the thoughtful label’s physical releases include a sample of the place each artist calls home. via Eilean Records’ Magical Ambient Map — Bandcamp Daily

[Music] Kronos Quartet & múm – Smell Memory

The legendary chamber group the Kronos Quartet and Icelandic band múm are not exactly a pairing I would have expected to see work so well together.  This track has a history.  múm interpreted Smell Memory note for note, with Samuli Kosminen adding drums to the piece.  Quite an interesting pairing!

[Music] NUM – False Awakening

Only a fool would believe we’re not living in a great time for music.  The world of pop is banal, and should only be seen as entertainment.  Actual music, that which is trying to continue breaking borders, bending (or snapping) rules, is doing quite well. Iranian-born composer Maryam Sirvan has been featured on the blog […]