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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

  • Vieux Farka Touré et Khruangbin: Ali

    Vieux Farka Touré et Khruangbin: Ali

    Four studio albums into their career, Khruangbin remain the ultimate all-embracing musical globetrotters. While deeply rooted in the music scene of their native Houston in Texas, the trio is also animated with an insatiable curiosity for the non-Western music scenes. Boasting a vast musical knowledge…

  • Sessa: Estrela Acesa

    Sessa: Estrela Acesa

    Born in São Paulo, Sergio Sayeg aka Sessa is a Brazilian singer-songwriter who co-founded psych-rock band Garotas Suecas in his late teens. He also spent time in New-York to play bass in various rock bands and work in an East Village record shop. During this…

  • Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince

    Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince

    Grace far beyond my graspThe rest is silenceArooj Aftab – Last Night Based in the United States since 2005, Arooj Aftab is a singer, composer, producer and audio engineer. Singing in Urdu, Arooj Aftab’s music is informed by Hindustani classical music and in particular the…

  • Carmen Villain: Only Love From Now On

    Carmen Villain: Only Love From Now On

    Born in Michigan but raised in Oslo, Carmen Maria Hillestad aka Carmen Villain is a Norwegian-Mexican producer and electronic musician whose career to date has to a certain extent been marked by a progressive transformation. From fashion model in her late teens and early twenties…

  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Live in Loveland!

    Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Live in Loveland!

    From Seattle, Washington, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio is a soul-jazz and funk trio imbued with an unstoppable swing. With current members Delvon Lamarr on organ, Jimmy James on lead guitar, Daniel Weiss on drums and formed in 2015, the trio – sometimes referred to…

  • Amaro Freitas: Sankofa

    Amaro Freitas: Sankofa

    Amaro Freitas is a young jazz pianist from Recife, Brazil in the north eastern state of Pernambuco. Drawing on multiple influences – from American pianists such as Chick Corea (to whom the album is dedicated), Thelonious Monk or Keith Jarrett to Brazil’s rich musical heritage…

  • KMRU: Peel

    KMRU: Peel

    If a piece of music blends well with field recordings, there’s this sense of not knowing if the music is happening. Joseph Kamaru From Nairobi, Joseph Kamaru is a Kenyan electronic musician, sound artist and improviser who articulates his work around field recordings and found…

  • Vanessa Wagner: Study of the Invisible

    Vanessa Wagner: Study of the Invisible

    Searching for one’s inner self: that is what I like more and more in music. After having played Scriabin, Rachmaninov or Ravel, I’m fascinated by exploring intensity without a deluge of notes, by simplicity as a means of expression. For the performer, it is a…