Tag: ambient

  • Rauelsson: Fluvial

    Rauelsson: Fluvial

    In some way akin to the water metaphor running through his latest album, Raúl Pastor Medall (aka Rauelsson) has himself gone through a fascinating artistic “change of state” over the last few years. From folk singer accompanying himself on the guitar, Rauelsson has gradually brought…

  • Christina Vantzou: N°2

    Christina Vantzou: N°2

    Kansas City-born and Brussels-based since 2003, Christina Vantzou is a video artist who initially collaborated with Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid) on the very successful and self-titled album The Dead Texan in 2004. Released as a CD/DVD on the Kranky record label, The Dead Texan…

  • Danny Norbury: Light in August

    Danny Norbury: Light in August

    Based in Manchester (UK), Danny Norbury is a modern classical composer and cellist. Originally released in 2009 on the UK based label Lacies Records, Danny Norbury’s Light in August has just been re-issued on 14th April 2014 last on the Tokyo-based record label Flau. The…

  • Otto A Totland: Pinô

    Otto A Totland: Pinô

    Norwegian pianist Otto A Totland’s 2014 release Pinô is a splendid collection of eighteen delicate and intimate compositions, improvisations and short vignettes on the piano expressed as restrained miniatures. From the very first track “Open”, Pinô literally opens like a vintage music box, playing into…

  • Deaf Center: White lake

    Deaf Center: White lake

    Introduced as “a haunting homage to the world of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti”, Pale Ravine (2005) is the first full-length EP of Norwegian duo Deaf Center on the Type Records label. Inspired by “old silent 8mm film reels, the historical architecture around them and…

  • Moskus Trio: Moskus

    Moskus Trio: Moskus

    The Norwegian jazz scene has been incredibly prolific over the last four decades and the constant emergence of creative young musicians who manage to carve a niche for themselves on the international stage is further evidence of its dynamism. Comprised of Anja Lauvdal on piano,…

  • David Wingo: Take shelter

    David Wingo: Take shelter

    Superbly shot and released in 2011 to great critical acclaim, psychological thriller Take Shelter is independent American director Jeff Nichols’ second feature film. Prone to hallucinations and persisting nightmares, working class father Curtis LaForche’s (Michael Shannon) mental state deteriorates gradually to the detriment of his…

  • Seán Mac Erlaine: Amhrán na Leabhar

    Seán Mac Erlaine: Amhrán na Leabhar

    O Vis Aeternitatis I only discovered Seán Mac Erlaine’s music a few months ago when I heard his version of “O Vis Aeternitatis” on the saxophone. It was one of those epiphanic moments when a piece of music resonates instantly. I was familiar with the…