Ben Rath is an experimental musician based out of Manchester, England, who specializes in dark, foreboding minimalist compositions which leave you feel unnerved while working on blog posts at three in the morning. He makes his recordings with the use of keyboards, piano, guitar and some slight effects. Really good listening.
[Music] Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
The single that would make Joy Division an international phenomenon is celebrating 40 years since its creation. It sounds as gloriously shattered today as it did then, and served as the gem in the crown of a brief but powerful catalog.
Where did the time go??
[Music] Abquexa – Steep
2019 is off to a flying start!
Several of my favorite musicians and/or composers are quite actively broadening their catalogs, and our old friend, Abquexa (among his many aliases) has returned to the blog with a disc that could be described as ‘avant-pop’. The tunes fit the normal song structure, but the weirdness in each track makes for very intriguing listening.
[Music] Aisha Orazbayeva & Tim Etchells – Seeping Through
London-based Kazakh musician Aisha Orazbayeva has become one of my favorite active violinists.
She’s paired in this EP with Tim Etchells who adds spoken vocals, which work perfectly.
[Music] Percival Elliott – Forever
Percival Elliott isn’t the name of a musician, but a friendship. Two musicians, Olly Hite and Samuel Carter-Brazier, paired to make a deeply touching indie-folk sound which reminds me of the best of artists like Jeff Buckley (may his memory be eternal). If you’re curious about following their exploits, consider “liking” their Facebook or Twitter feeds.
[Music] Lisa Knapp & David Tibet – Staines Morris
Lisa Knapp is, at least for me, a new and rather pleasant voice in English folk music. She makes a huge impression with this traditional tune by pairing up with David Tibet of Current 93 fame.