[streaming] Sam Moss – Morning Light

New digital single by Sam Moss. All proceeds from this track will go to the Urban Farming Institute of Boston – urbanfarminginstitute.org Sam Moss is a songwriter and instrumentalist based in New England. His 2018 album Neon was acclaimed by NPR and The Boston Globe. Since 2014 he has been on the road playing hundreds…

[streaming] Alexia Avina – Fit Into

A brand-new signing to Lost Map Records, Alexia Avina is an American singer-songwriter previously based in Montreal, now living in rural Massachusetts, whose heavenly music is rooted in ambient, folk and dreampop traditions. Alexia’s new single ‘Fit Into’ is part of Lost Map’s PostMap Club subscription service. It captures much about what makes her so…

YAIR ETZIONY – We Were Here Before, We Will Be Here After (Seasides On Postcards, 2020) Fin dai loop granulosi e dalle pulsazioni che ne scandiscono l’incipit “Nothern Home” appare inevitabile pensare alle architetture inerti e ai ritmi vitali della metropoli e in particolare della città europea che più di altre incarna le contrastanti pulsioni…

[streaming] Tristan Welch – Chromesthesia 11

Taken from “Chromesthesia Chronicles”, out August 7th 2020. Taken as a complete object, Tristan Welch’s Chromesthesia Chronicles is a 12 page booklet of songs inspired by Steve Loya’s paintings or paintings based on Tristan Welch’s songs. In this collaborative push/pull between Welch’s aching, drone-heavy guitar work and Loya’s bold and expressive visual art, the two…

[video of the week] Campbell Sibthorpe – Dandelion

Taken from “Ytown”, the long-awaited EP from London-based folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Campbell Sibthorpe, released on 21st July 2020. Following a steady release of singles, the most recent being the praised choral ‘Good Lord’, Ytown ties together these lone stories and gives them the opportunity to expand into a journey that invites. A compelling commute…

RUBY HAUNT – Tiebreaker (Self Released, 2020)* Fin dall’iconografia che abitualmente accompagna la loro musica, un tipico immaginario da provincia americana fa da sfondo alle compassate creazioni del duo californiano formato da Wyatt Ininns e Victor Pakpour. Lo si percepisce immediatamente, ancora una volta, dalla copertina digitale associata al loro quarto album “Tiebreaker”, che va…

CV & JAB – Landscape Architecture (Editions Basilic, 2020) Come già nella precedente occasione collaborativa (“Thoughts Of A Dot As It Travels A Surface”, 2018), Christina Vantzou e John Also Bennett traggono ispirazione dalle riflessioni su forma e rappresentazione dell’artista multidisciplinare francese Zin Taylor. Ancora una volta, i due musicisti dispiegano i loro suoni nello…

[streaming] Joseph Futak – Gone Before

“Gone Before” is the second single taken from “Pigeon Songs”, out September 4th via Fox Food Records. As his previous band was drawing to a close, Joseph began writing for this new project tentatively at first, bringing the songs to the George, Lucy and Lily and working on them in George’s bedroom with a drum…

[streaming] Rachel Angel – Strapped

Rachel Angel is a singer, poetess, and guitar rocker. After living in NYC and out west, Rachel Angel returns to Miami with her crisp and poetic brand of songwriting; rare and refreshing in the barren heat of South Florida. Straddling the elusive line between folk and country, Angel’s songs take you through the muck of pain…

ENRICO CONIGLIO & GIULIO ALDINUCCI – Stalking The Elusive (Dronarivm, 2020) Hanno dovuto compiere qualche migliaio di chilometri per incontrarsi due tra le più dense esperienze di ricerca sonora proposte dal sempre stimolante nucleo di musicisti italiani dediti al soundscaping ambientale e alla sperimentazione ambient-drone. I quattro brani racchiusi in “Stalking The Elusive” rappresentano infatti…

[streaming] Mute Swimmer – Matador

Title track of the three tracks digital single “Matador”, out July 24th. Guy Dale is an artist, performer and lecturer utilising a diverse range of media, skills and approaches including painting, drawing, photography, installation, sound, performance and film. He has exhibited widely on an international stage including shows in London, Berlin, Lisbon, New York, Madrid…

[video of the week] Dana Gavanski – At Last I Am Free

Taken from the forthcoming “Wind Songs” EP. The ethereal tones of Serbian-Canadian musician Dana Gavanski can stir a breeze and destroy like a storm. Following the release of “I Talk To The Wind,” she shares the second single to be taken from her forthcoming “Wind Songs” EP, a collection of covers set for release on…

GILROY MERE – Adlestrop (Clay Pipe Music, 2020)* Anticipato a inizio anno dall’Ep “Over The Tracks”, il secondo lavoro sulla lunga distanza di Oliver Cherer sotto l’alias Gilroy Mere si colloca concettualmente in piena coerenza con la fascinazione dell’artista inglese per la ricerca di luoghi di archeologia industriale e delle storie che recano con sé….

WILLIAM RYAN FRITCH – The Letdown (Lost Tribe Sound, 2020) L’ennesima pagina della sterminata produzione di William Ryan Fritch apre un nuovo capitolo dell’etichetta che da sempre ne pubblica le opere, dedicato alle paure e alle incertezze della contemporaneità. A rappresentarle, ecco un lavoro che disegna traiettorie ellittiche tra jazz, colonne sonore e orchestrazioni dal…

[streaming] The Slanted City – False Starts

‘False Starts’ is the first single lifted from the self-titled debut album by The Slanted City, the new minimalist pop project from Erik Nilsson. The album sees release on the 9th of October 2020 via Hidden Shoal Records. The Slanted City sees Erik Nilsson shape the experimental instrumental work of his previous two Hidden Shoal…

ARROWOUNDS – The Loneliness Of The Deep Sea Diver (Lost Tribe Sound, 2020) L’immersione nelle profondità marine che designa nel titolo il nuovo lavoro di Ryan S Chamberlain, alias Arrowounds, è al tempo stesso simbolica e aderente al suono contenuto nei suoi quattro densi brani, due quali di lunga durata. Allo stesso modo, la solitudine…

LIBRARY TAPES – Summer Songs (1631 Recordings, 2020) Le sette concise “Summer Songs” non costituiscono il nuovo album vero e proprio (peraltro annunciato per il mese prossimo) dell’ormai longevo progetto di David Wenngren, ma sono piuttosto altrettanti appunti sonori “stagionali”, realizzati dall’artista svedese in una solitaria sessione al pianoforte. Più che di canzoni vere e…

[streaming] I’m Kingfisher – Pocket Soul

Taken from I’m Kingfisher’s new album The Past Has Begun, out October 9 via Fading Trails Recordings. For his seventh record The Past Has Begun” Thomas Jonsson is going back to his roots. It’s out on October 9th 2020 via Fading Trails Recordings. His last album – Transit, his third under his I’m Kingfisher moniker…

TOMOTSUGU NAKAMURA – Literature (Laaps, 2020) Come ben rappresentato dall’immagine di copertina del suo quinto lavoro, la musica di Tomotsugu Nakamura getta uno sguardo su paesaggi naturali ampi, aspri e in qualche misura di frontiera. “Literature” costituisce appunto una sorta di dialogo tra osservatore e oggetto dell’osservazione, tra individuo e natura, in maniera del tutto…