Category Archive: Modern Classical

Toàn – Histós Lusis

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‘Histós Lusis’ is the latest album from Anthony Elfort, under the pseudonym of Toàn. Known also as Qiwu Selftet, releasing a number of albums that fuse together hip hop and jazz (seek out… Continue reading

James Maloney – ‘Gaslight’

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Fluttering pianos fades in and out in the opening of ‘Gaslight’, complimented by crisp rustling and clicking of untouched instrumental nuance. One can only imagine the musical representation of waves, tide, and the… Continue reading

Josco and Spheruleus – Folded Distance

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Having recently mastered a two track, house-orientated EP by Magnofon (Harry Towell’s more beat-driven alias), I’m brought back to the early days of exploring independent ambient music, where Spheruleus was one of the… Continue reading

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

Various Artists – Whitelabsounds

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Compilations are risky in my life. Rarely can I put on a comp and be confident that I’ll enjoy it all and give in to it. And the ones that do work for me tend… Continue reading

Saltland – A Common Truth

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I was first alerted to the sound of Rebecca Foon having purchased Esmerine’s ‘La Lechuza’ on Constellation Records a few years back. It was a record in which Foon featured, lending cello and… Continue reading

Five Queries With… 002: Andrew Lang

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We recently started a post series called Five Queries With… new for 2017. It’s quite simple, we’ll catch up with an artist, label or friend on what they’ve been up to and their… 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

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