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Manos Milonakis – Festen

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Manos Milonakis’ ‘Festen’ is the latest release on Moderna Records; the label of Montreal, Québec, that continues to yield the highest quality in new modern classical music. Milonakis manages to bring intricate classical… Continue reading

Constellation Tatsu – Spring Batch 2017

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Opening Remarks As spring draws towards its warm close, I’m reminded to provide a now belated review of this year’s ‘Spring Batch’ of cassettes from Canadian-based label, Constellation Tatsu. Following a number of… Continue reading

Robert Farrugia – Slow Morning

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A gradual and euphoric crescendo is reached, a deep and thudding pulse momentarily displaces dense walls of layered synth tones, and off-beat rhythms disorientate in intriguing fashion; all of which taking place within… Continue reading

Halftribe – Daydreams in Low Fidelity

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Coasting through sensations of melancholy, tranquillity, and solitude, ‘Daydream’s in Low Fidelity’ is soothing and sublime. Swelling synths weave around subtle percussive anchors, resting on a bed of ever changing and granular textures.… Continue reading

David Kolhne – Granular Canvas

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Deep and brooding, murky and submerged, ‘Granular Canvas’ reaches towards the very depths of ambient music’s foreboding underbelly. The anonymity of David Kolhne only adds to the mysterious sonic worlds crafted that exist… Continue reading

Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks – Now Wait For Last Year

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Pulsating percussion and warped walls of sound drive the listener into a trance-like state. Pleasurable one moment, and somewhat abrasive the next; the latest offering from Ontario-based multi-instrumentalist, Anne Sulikowski (aka Building Castles… Continue reading

Ian Hawgood – Love Retained

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‘Love Retained’ delivers a collection of unintended piano pieces, created as an honest gesture of hopefulness that remains open and unpolished. The album reaches the listener via the label Home Normal, and drifts… Continue reading

net – HS

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Written and produced under the alias of net, Edward Trethowan’s ‘HS’ delves deep into the realms of ambient and abstract electronica. An intelligent mix of slowly moving synth pads and sparse electronic drums… Continue reading

Daniel J. W.McKenzie – Every Time Feels Like The Last…

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It is rare that a piece of music can appear cold, yet truly remain inviting. Daniel J. W. McKenzie’s ‘Every Time Feels Like The Last…’ begins stark and spacious, steadily developing as new… Continue reading

Various Artists – Illuminations (DRONARIVM)

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Where to begin with a compilation containing the works of such a vast and varied collection of artists? ‘Illuminations’ is a free compilation pieces together by Moscow based independent label DRONARIVM to welcome… Continue reading