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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

  • 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…

  • Alabaster dePlume: To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1

    Alabaster dePlume: To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1

    Alabaster dePlume is the enchanting moniker of Angus Fairbairn, a performance poet, activist, composer and saxophone player originally from Manchester who moved to London in the mid-2010s to join a residency at the Total Refreshment Centre. The London’s South Bank studio and music venue has…

  • Ordnance Survey: Field Work

    Ordnance Survey: Field Work

    Neil O’Connor is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and electronic musician based in Dublin who has been releasing music under the Somadrone moniker since the late 1990s while also working with Irish rock bands such as The Redneck Manifesto and Jape. Initiated in 2018, Ordnance Survey is…

  • Bremer/McCoy: Natten

    Bremer/McCoy: Natten

    Based in Copenhagen, Bremer/McCoy is an instrumental duo comprised of Jonathan Bremer on double bass and Morten McCoy on keyboards and tape delay. Starting off as a reggae group when still at school, the Danish duo’s sound has gradually evolved since their début in 2013…

  • Emile Mosseri: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    Emile Mosseri: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    A hugely original feature film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019, The Last Black Man in San Francisco marked a series of firsts. Designed from an initial Kickstarter campaign and a subsequent short film, the production is American filmmaker Joe Talbot’s…

  • Web Web: Web Max

    Web Web: Web Max

    Web Web is a German jazz quartet based in Munich comprised of Roberto Di Gioia on piano and Fender Rhodes, Tony Lakatos on saxophone, Christian Von Kaphengst on bass and Peter Gall on drums. Since their début release in 2017, the band’s main modus operandi…

  • Nala Sinephro: Space 1.8

    Nala Sinephro: Space 1.8

    There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres – Pythagoras Nala Sinephro is a young harpist, keyboard player and composer from Belgium now based in London. Composed and recorded between 2018 and 2019 and released on…