JAKOB LINDHAGEN & DAG ROSENQVIST Stadsbilder (Time Released Sound, 2021)* L’esperienza di produttore e compositore di Jakob Lindhagen e l’attitudine sperimentale alla collaborazione di Dag Rosenqvist si incontrano nelle dieci cartoline sonore di “Stadsbilder”. Come da titolo, si tratta di altrettanti “paesaggi urbani”, incorniciati da una stratificata congerie di suoni elettro-acustici, che alternano passaggi di…

[streaming] Corinne Sharlet – They Were Mine

Taken from “A Lovely Future”, out September 21st 2021. Chiaroscuro is an Italian artistic term used to describe the dramatic interplay between light and dark. Most frequently used in the world of painting or film noir, chiaroscuro is also a fitting way to describe Corinne Sharlet’s debut album, A Lovely Future. Corinne’s songs vacillate between…

[video of the week] Josienne Clarke – A Letter On A Page

‘A Letter On A Page’ by Josienne Clarke is from her album ‘A Small Unknowable Thing’, released on Corduroy Punk Records on 13th August 2021. Says Josienne of the song: “I wasn’t sure if I’d ever play music again when I wrote this, I was so unhappy with my current situation, I needed to take…

ANDREW WASYLYK Balgay Hill: Morning In Magnolia (Clay Pipe Music, 2021) Dalla contemplazione di un presente sospeso a un viaggio immaginifico nello spazio e nel tempo: il nuovo lavoro di Andrew Wasylyk ha tratto spunto da un antico parco di Dundee dove il musicista scozzese ha trascorso le solitarie mattine primaverili dello scorso anno. Da…

[streaming] Myriam Gendron – Au cœur de ma délire

Adapted from traditional, created during a musical residency at the Old Mill in Le Bic, Québec, in August 2016, using sound samples from Daniel Saint-Pierre’s boat repair workshop. This song was the sparkle for what became the album “Ma délire – Songs of love, lost & found”, created & recorded between October 2020 and January…

JASON VAN WYK Threads (n5md, 2021)* Al quarto disco, il compositore sudafricano Jason Van Wyk lascia riaffiorare in maniera più evidente rispetto ai predecessori tratti della propria giovanile passione per l’elettronica e la trance. A quattro anni di distanza dall’ultimo “Opacity”, la componente acustica di pianoforte e terzetto d’archi non riveste più un ruolo centrale…

SIAVASH AMINI A Trail Of Laughters (Room40, 2021) Lontani sono i tempi dei luminosi riverberi chitarristici di “What Wind Whispered To The Trees” (2014) e della liquida declinazione drone-gaze di Siavash Amini. In continuità con i suoi lavori recenti, il presente dell’artista iraniano ne testimonia l’inquietudine individuale, acuita dall’isolamento e dalla compressione delle libertà contemporanea…

[streaming] Mimsy – Ginster

“Ormeology” by Mimsy, previously known as Wechsel Garland and Wunder, is an album that whirrs and flickers, seeking to mediate between the tangible world and the intangible by blurring the boundaries between words and sounds and space. It is an archipelago that is in many ways connected to what surrounds it, while at the same…

[video of the week] Macie Stewart – Finally

From the forthcoming debut album by by Chicago-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, “Mouth Full of Glass” out September 24th on Orindal Records. Video directed and Edited by Lia Kohl. Written and recorded while  finding solace and strength in solitude, “Mouth Full of Glass” features eight  lushly arranged songs that search for the meaning of self…

TJO Dispatches From The Drift (Orindal, 2021)* Esattamente un anno fa, Tara Jane O’Neil pubblicava “Songs For Peacock”, lavoro sorprendente sotto almeno due punti di vista: innanzitutto si trattava di una raccolta di cover di brani degli anni Ottanta, ampiamente incentrati sull’uso dei synth, inoltre per la prima volta in quasi trent’anni veniva identificato con…

[streaming] Tina Loeffler – Blue Mountains Home

New song by Tina Loeffler, out now digitally via Bandcamp. It’s the wind in the pines and the pale blue of the early blueberries, which nurtures her soul like a gentle breeze on a hot summer day and let her creativity flow. Always inspired by nature, Tina Loeffler loves to create folky tunes in her…

DUSTIN O’HALLORAN Silfur (Deutsche Grammophon, 2021) Un altro “compositore moderno” sbarca su Deutsche Grammophon, sempre più sensibile ad accogliere proposte al di fuori dei classici circuiti accademici. A margine dei suoi prevalenti impegni nelle colonne sonore e in A Winged Victory For The Sullen (con Adam Wiltzie degli Stars Of The Lid), Dustin O’Halloran lo…

[video of the week] Ducks Ltd. – 18 Cigarettes

“18 Cigarettes” is taken from Ducks Ltd.’s forthcoming album, “Modern Fiction”, out on Carpark Records / Royal Mountain Records on October 1st, 2021. Video directed by Ali Vanderkruyk. Toronto’s Ducks Ltd. (formerly Ducks Unlimited), the bright jangle-pop duo of Tom McGreevy (lead vocal, guitar, bass, keyboards) and Evan Lewis (guitar, bass, drum programming), accomplish the…

GIAMPAOLO DE PIETRO & CRAIG TATTERSALL ‘Saint Autumn’ Cloud | Precipitation (Ur Audio-Visual, 2021)*  Poesia e musica; note e ambiente sonoro; latenza e impermanenza. Concetti e dimensioni espressive tra loro diverse, a volte distanti eppure perfettamente complementari si incontrano nella collaborazione a distanza del musicista e poeta siciliano Giampaolo De Pietro con il navigato musicista…

CUBS River of Amber​/​Frozen Waterfall (Rusted Rail, 2021) Ormai da qualche anno, Cubs è diventata la sigla che riassume le variegate anime artistiche gravitanti intorno all’etichetta irlandese Rusted Rail, delle quali ha seguito fedelmente l’evoluzione da stravaganti sperimentazioni sonore alla riscoperta di una pur mai ortodossa anima folk. Il percorso della band – che comprende…

[streaming] Ghostly Kisses – Don’t Know Why

Ghostly Kisses is the dreamy pop music of singer songwriter Margaux Sauvé. The name ‘Ghostly Kisses’ was inspired from reading William Faulkner’s poem ‘Une ballade des dames perdues’ and seemed like the perfect reflection of her ethereal voice. “Don’t Know Why” is out everywhere now. “Don’t Know Why talks about a separation, the moment when you realize…