Three examples of soundtracks that are not created for blockbuster releases (and are a pleasure to listen to without having seen the movies they were created for): scores by Rutger Zuydervelt, Jacaszek and Snorri Hallgrímson.
Five (female) composers turning environmental sounds or phenomena into sound art or a haunting soundtrack: Elbejée (Kathy Hinde & Gail Priest), Susanne Skog, Jana Irmert and AKB (Anna-Karin Berglund)
“Forget Everything Around You” – DreamScenes for March 2020
Three different albums that have the ‘long-form format’ in common: drones and drone-like sounds of Cryptic Scenery, Quest and René Aquarius.
Double vinyl release by Multicast Dynamics on Astral Industries; Andrew Tasselmyer describes the beauty of Formosa; Snufmumriko‘s ‘Sekunder, Eoner’ on Dronarivm.
Shorelights (Rod Modell and Walter Wasacz) and Ian Wellman present their aural view on two different natural phenomena: ioluminescence and Bioaccumulation. Plus: two albums on Serein by Jonas Meyer and Kryshe.
Two albums by different collectives around the Kleefstra Brothers (Alvaret Ensemble and Fean) mark the start of a brand new label from the creators of Eilean Records: Laaps Records.
Four very relaxed ambient music albums, perfect for when the days are slowly getting longer: Innesti, Blanket Swimming, Test Card and Leastupperbound.
Three different sonic adventures full of ‘ambience’ but not really ‘ambient’: Drøne, Thomas Köner and Claudio F. Baroni.
DreamScenes for February: “the gaze goes to that window again”…
‘West Coast (post-)minimalism’ from Cold Blue Music: music from Matt Sargent, Robert Carl and Michael Byron.
A post focused on various uses of the cello with stunning performances by Martina Bertoni, Raphael Weinroth-Browne and Aaron Martin.
David (‘Organum’) Jackman explores the almost intimidating combination of organ, piano and church bell in one striking chord * Mihkel Tomberg demonstrates the beautiful sound of the Organola.
The sequel to Esther Kokmeijer’s (ant-)arctic videos: Stillness Soundtracks II, by Machinefabriek. Rutger Zuydervelt also collaborated with Bill Seaman on their Movements of Dust album.
Producer Dan Armstrong presents his first solo album as a ‘synth-nerd’ (by now already followed it up with ‘Artificial Intelligence’) *** Moss Covered Technology walk slowly through landscapes that sound like their name.
Robert Heel’s King of Groves, inspired by James MacPherson’s poetry * Stephen Vitiello & Molly Berg’s music combined with Jake Michael’s photography in a new edition in the IIKKI series.
Fovea Hex conclude their Salt Garden EP-trilogy with additional remixes by Steven Wilson *** Fallows is a match-made-in-heaven project by Anne Garner and Jeff Stonehouse.
Sven Laux and Harry Towell prepared for the birth of their first child with an album on Fluid Audio * 1+1=3 on Jazzdefector & Slow Clinic’s Green Echo *Kalte (Dean Hughes / Rick MacLean) present their sixth full album: ‘Phages’.