This was a very pleasant surprise. Virus is, perhaps, not the best choice of band name only because there are so many great bands (including a legendary Austrian one I whose album I was listening to today) who share the monicker, but because it is about as far away from the music as possible. The […]
Italy’s finest post-rock and ambient music blog brings us an album I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. Read the review of Christopher Bissonnette’s new opus below: CHRISTOPHER BISSONNETTE – The Wine Dark Sea (Dronarivm, 2020) Il quinto lavoro sulla lunga distanza di Christopher Bissonnette, che giunge a cinque anni di distanza dal […]
Our friend and compatriot Raffaele Pezzalla (the legend behind Sonologyst, Unexplained Sounds Group and Eighth Tower Records) has made yet another masterful compilation, bringing together such acts as Rapoon, Michael Bonaventure and Daniel Williams to pay tribute to one of England’s quirkier periods – that of witchcraft in the British Isles. I see the history […]
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: […]
Words fail to describe just how important Raffaele Pezzella’s contribution to dark ambient music is. He has singlehandedly curated compilations from artists as far away as Russia, Iceland, Iran and seemingly all points in-between while concentrating on his own venerable work. These two compilations house 229 tracks covering the best of the bleakest, blackest ambient […]
The month of September was rather spectacular for me. First, I was able to see my beloved friends in Skopje, Macedonia, where people are almost as close as my own blood relatives. The next little joy I experienced was going to the Without Borders World Music Consortium, where I had the pleasure to re-connect with […]
Nino Rota is legendary in terms of composing soundtrack music, but I have to thank my friend Miguel Douglas on Facebook for turning me on to this gem.