Month: February 2021

ANDREIJ RUBLEV X NÆRINGSSORG – “MACHINA VI”

I don’t think we’ve even scratched the surface of how lockdown changed or inspired artists to engage in collaborative situations and opportunities across vast differences. The latest entry involves Andreij Rublev: Italian multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, performer and producer and Næringssorg: Norwegian guitarist, synth droner and genre explorer. Their collaborative work “Machina VI” is a delicate …

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A HUTCHIE – “OH BEE”

Canada based artist A Hutchie presents a beautifully textural ambient composition that makes beautiful use of granular synthesis, gentle percussion, buried vocals, acoustic guitar  and a tidal pull that crests and breaks on the emotional coastline that feeds this track. “Oh Bee” is lovingly deconstructed neo-classical music with a beating heart.

WAU WAU COLLECTIF – “MOUHAMODOU LO AND HIS CHILDREN”

The latest from Sahel Sounds, “Mouhamodou Lo and His Children” occurred as a once-off encounter where Mouhamodou Lo – a Senegalese taxi driver – offered to meet Karl Jonas (the Swedish producer and artist creating this project) in his studio so that Jonas could settle up with him after he forgot his wallet. This turned …

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JOSEPH SHABASON – “THE FELLOWSHIP”

This type of work is like catnip to me. Rust belt dashcam scenery with Joseph Shabason’s Adult Contemporary tonality and ambient jazz undertones sountrarcking the most serene and wistful of all zones: early morning contemplative drives amongst 20th century ruins. I love Shabason’s solo work and his album Philadelphia under the trio Shabason/Krgovich/Harris was an …

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LB BURTON – “COLD”

The Chilean ambient artist LB Burton provides an appropriately named composition featuring stereo-panning, LFO waves and steady, uplifting drones on this beautiful ambient composition. Gentle piano lines and shimmering drones punctuate this track giving it a sense of airy lightness. Recommended headphone listen.

LYSCA – “THE LOVE OF BEAUTY (PHILOCALY)”

“Philocaly” or Greek for “The Love of Beauty” by the Philadelphia based artist Lysca (Jonah Fusco) is a slow build composition that moves from droning, neo-classical work to an overflowing IDM banger with an ever-forward perpetual motion that fulfills the concept of beauty in it’s evolving modes. Beginning with field recordings, granular synthesis and a …

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