[Music] Ed Carlsen – The Journey Tapes (Deluxe Edition)

I grew up with piano music in my home because my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (a violinist by trade) were fond of the instrument.  I would grow up hearing piano music, dated a pianist in Italy for a brief and stormy moment, and even here in China, I’m surrounded by it.

It pleases me to no end that piano music continues to be revolutionary.
Montreal’s Moderna Records is at the forefront of putting out the best of cinematic, minimalist piano music, and Ed Carlsen’s music has proven to be my current favorite of their bunch. For those familiar with Yann Tiersen’s music, Ed’s compositions will feel familiar. These are wispy, thought-provoking pieces which make you want to break out the blanket and coffee and sit by the window on a chilly day.

[Music] Lousberg – The Death Of Humanity


The record cover of this new EP by Lousberg, The Death of Humanity, gives it the aura of either a black metal band or a black ambient band circa 1990s-era Cold Meat Industry.  It is neither of these.  In fact, it’s a swelling, sumptuous piece of neoclassical music which would work as a soundtrack to many a movie.  I quite like this!

Check out more releases like this one at Dunkelheit Produktionen out of Germany.  They seem to be releasing a lot of quality material.