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Spellbinding Music is an independent blog based in Ireland curating contemporary, modern classical, ambient, roots, electronic, jazz and folk music…and everything in between. Read More

  • Moor Mother: Jazz Codes

    Moor Mother: Jazz Codes

    From Philadelphia, Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother is one of the most fascinating multi-disciplinary artists to emerge on the contemporary music scene in the last ten years. A poet, songwriter and vocalist, Moor Mother is also a visual artist working through the medium of video…

  • Rogê: Curyman

    Rogê: Curyman

    Already a veteran of the Música Popular Brasileira scene with nine albums released to date since his début in 1998 – either as a solo act, with a band or in collaboration with Arlindo Cruz or Seu Jorge – singer songwriter Roger José Cury aka…

  • Sofie Birch: Holotropica

    Sofie Birch: Holotropica

    Based in Copenhagen, Sofie Birch is a Danish sound artist and electronic ambient musician whose work embraces sound installations, soundtracks for animated shorts as well as improvised DJ sets. A regular contributor to NTS online radio station, Sofie Birch’s sets can also be heard at…

  • Dom la Nena: Leon

    Dom la Nena: Leon

    A classically-trained pianist, cellist and singer-songwriter, Dominique Pinto aka Dom la Nena was born in Porto Alegre in Brazil. Relocating to Paris at the age of eight, the young musician was gifted a cello to ease the traumatic move. Falling instantly in love with the…

  • Snowdrops: Volutes

    Snowdrops: Volutes

    Formed in 2015 and based in Strasbourg, Snowdrops is a French chamber duo comprised of Christine Ott on piano and Ondes Martenot and Mathieu Gabry on piano and keyboards. Originally established to support various film and theatre soundtrack projects such as Thai filmmaker Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s…

  • Christine Ott: Chimères (pour Ondes Martenot)

    Christine Ott: Chimères (pour Ondes Martenot)

    Christine Ott is a classically trained pianist, teacher and composer based in Strasbourg. Since the beginning of her career, she has also been instrumental in preserving and promoting the sound of the Ondes Martenot, the early electronic instrument introduced in 1928 by Maurice Martenot. A…

  • Lisa O’Neill: All of This is Chance

    Lisa O’Neill: All of This is Chance

    There is the source from which all cultures rise,And all religions,There is the pool in which the poet dipsAnd the musician.Without the peasant base civilisation must die,Unless the clay is in the mouth the singer’s singing is useless.Patrick Kavanagh – The Great Hunger (1942) section XIII A…

  • Erik Hall: Canto Ostinato

    Erik Hall: Canto Ostinato

    Based in Michigan, Erik Hall is a musician, composer and producer who has already recorded with bands like NOMO and Wild Belle or as a solo artist under the In Tall Buildings moniker. As a multi-instrumentalist fascinated by minimalism, Erik Hall recently devoted himself to…