Author: guillaume

  • Shana Cleveland: Manzanita

    Shana Cleveland: Manzanita

    A Michigan native now based in rural Northern California, Shana Cleveland is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and visual artist. A founding member and lead vocalist of all-woman surf rock band La Luz with whom she has released five albums to date for the Seattle-based Hardly Art…

  • Laurel Halo: Atlas

    Laurel Halo: Atlas

    Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and now based in Los Angeles, Laurel Halo is a DJ, pianist, composer and a regular host on NTS radio. Since her 2012 début “Quarantine”, the electronic artist has been releasing albums that resist classification and which are deliberately not…

  • Human Being Human: Disappearance

    Human Being Human: Disappearance

    Led by double-bassist Torben Bjørnskov, whose teachers at the Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium of Copenhagen included legendary bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Human Being Human is a Danish jazz trio whose music is anchored in the “traditional” melodic Nordic jazz tradition while also leaning towards a more progressive…

  • Daniel Villarreal: Panamá 77 / Lados B

    Daniel Villarreal: Panamá 77 / Lados B

    Originally from Panama and now based in Chicago, Daniel Villarreal is a DJ, percussionist and drummer with several progressive alt-rock or folk-infused bands he co-leads such as Dos Santos, the Valebo duo or Yda Y Vuelta and which were all born out of the Latinx…

  • Shida Shahabi: Living Circle

    Shida Shahabi: Living Circle

    The release of her début LP Homes in 2018 established Stockholm-based Swedish Iranian musician Shida Shahabi as a modern classical pianist. Recorded with an “old school craftsmanship” approach in mind, the stripped-down opus was an exercise in acoustic experimentation and microphone placement around the warm…

  • Naujawanan Baidar: Khedmat Be Khalq

    Naujawanan Baidar: Khedmat Be Khalq

    Born in Arizona and now based in The Netherlands, N.R. Safi is an Afghan-American multi-instrumentalist and visual artist who co-founded (as Nick Rayne) experimental psych-rock band The Myrrors. Coming across a stockpile of cassette tapes of 1970s Afghani music collected by his paternal grandfather sowed…

  • Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble: Peggy’s Dream

    Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble: Peggy’s Dream

    Since his professional solo début in the early 1990s, County Clare born Irish musician Martin Hayes has not only recharged the fiddle tradition on the national and international stage, he has also graced the music scene with one remarkable project after another. His highly expressive…

  • Brandee Younger: Brand New Life

    Brandee Younger: Brand New Life

    A harp player, composer and educator based in New-York, Brandee Younger belongs to this new generation of musicians reawakening the practice of the classical harp as a jazz instrument. If Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby remain the two towering figures associated with the instrument, harpists…