[streaming] Jane Weaver – Heartlow

“Heartlow” is the opening track of “Flow”, out March 5th 2021 via Fire Records. “Flock” is the record that Jane Weaver always wanted to make, the most genuine version of herself, complete with unpretentious Day-Glo pop sensibilities, wit, kindness, humour and glamour. A consciously positive vision for negative times, a brooding and ethereal creation. The…

WIL BOLTON Cumulus Sketches  (Home Normal, 2021) Ormai da qualche album a questa parte, i paesaggi sonori pennellati da Wil Bolton sulle corde della sua chitarra presentano dirette connessioni con quelli realmente attraversati durante i suoi viaggi nel continente asiatico. Da quei luoghi fisici, dalla loro cultura e anche dalla loro ricorrente dimensione spirituale, sospesa…

[streaming] Knomad Spock – Egypt

Knomad Spock is delighted to announce the release of his sumptuous new single ‘Egypt’ which is out now, giving the second taste of his sublime and ambitious forthcoming debut album scheduled for release in 2021 via Hinterland Creative. Commenting on the single, KS says: “Egypt is a rework of an earlier song recorded at the…

[streaming] Minor Moon – No Lightning Fix

Taken from “Tethers”, out March 26th 2021 via Whatever’s Clever. Minor Moon’s Sam Cantor writes resonant journeys into songs. Across three albums culminating in “Tethers” (out March 26, 2021), the Chicago-based musician and sideman in Half Gringa has mined the pastoral and rollicking sounds of cosmic country for contemplative and thrilling songwriting. The core musicians…

[video of the week] Cassandra Jenkins – Michelangelo

Taken from “An Overview on Phenomenal Nature”, out February 19th 2021 via Ba Da Bing! With a cast of characters found as she recorded free-associative guided tours of her New York haunts (a fisherman, a birthday part psychic and a spiritual driving instructor) this second outing from Cassandra Jenkins is an intimate affair as she…

LAMBS & WOLVES Not A Party At All (Self Released, 2021)* Sono trascorsi ormai un paio di decenni da quando nella musica “alternativa” si era manifestata un’improvvisa ricerca di quiete e delicatezza acustica. Si era a cavallo del passaggio di millennio quando, sulla scia del successo – anche di pubblico – di band quali i…

ORLA WREN The Blind Deaf Stone (Time Released Sound, 2021) La personalità artistica da autentico “outsider” di Orla Wren conosce intervalli creativi irregolari e applicazioni espressive mutevoli. Dedicatosi nell’ultimo periodo all’elaborazione di “Filmscores” del tutto peculiari (messe a disposizione alla fine dello scorso anno in ben sette volumi in formato digitale), l’enigmatico artista inglese torna a…

[streaming] Sun June – Everything I Had

Sun June have shared the last single, “Everything I Had,” from their upcoming album Somewhere, out February 5, 2021 via Keeled Scales and Run For Cover Records. “‘Everything I Had’ is about feeling stuck and wishing you could go back in time. It misses when things were new and easy and full of promise,” said Sun June’s Laura Colwell. “It feels very ‘Austin’ to…

[streaming] Tele Novella – Words That Stay

“Words That Stay” is the opening track of “Merlynn Belle”, out February 5th 2021 via Kill Rock Stars. Tele Novella is a project out of Lockhart, Texas; a small town, lost in time. It’s in this lost and mysterious place that they weave their classic pop songs and then process them through a loner, medieval-tonk…

[streaming] Clémentine March – Into The Distance

Taken from “Songs Of Resilience”, out February 5th 2021 via Lost Map Records. Recorded over two days in November last year, Songs of Resilience is the intimate, instinctive and beguiling second album by eclectic London-based French singer-songwriter Clémentine March. Set for release on limited-edition CDR and digital platforms on February 5, 2021, and preceded by…

HENRIK MEIERKORD Kval  (Ambientologist, 2021)* Ormai sempre più spesso, non è il semplice utilizzo di una strumentazione “classica” a definire opere di composizione contemporanea, bensì l’espressione e le dinamiche da esso generate. Tale premessa vale senz’altro di fronte al nuovo lavoro del violoncellista svedese Henrik Meierkord, artista di formazione classica ma negli anni protagonista di…

[streaming] The Kindling – Flesh And Blood (Slow version)

Taken from “Flesh and Blood (single)”, released January 1, 2021 (free to download  throughout January). Guy Weir – vocals, piano, guitars, drum machine. The Kindling are a minimal alt-folk band from London (UK). Their widescreen songs explore themes of disappointment and hope, loss and discovery, action and reflection. Guy Weir’s disarming voice calls to mind…