[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] Witnesses – III

Although seeing this listed as doom metal in the tags, it seems that the brilliant album by the New York-based group Witnesses is more cinematic in nature. The cover art, from a dark, foggy Gotham City-esque setting, gives you a great idea as to what kind of music you should be in for, and this […]

[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 […]

[Music] Various Artists – Serein: A Compilation (FREE)

Welsh ambient record label Serein had a banner year publishing rather incredible releases by bands like Hauschka, Olan Mill and Brambles.  This free sampler gives a synopsis of what gems this imprint has available. This is wonderful headphone music for a grimy Beijing winter.

[Music] Santiago Fradejas – Vermin Rodia

Santiago Fradejas’ latest release features him on electric guitar, with some effects, and he ends up making a sonic world which envelops you straightaway.  For an experimental record, this one almost qualifies as pleasant listening, though there is always an element of tension and danger to each of his compositions.  Seminal.