Nils Frahm – Felt

Label: Erased Tapes Buy: LP / CD / Digital Nils Frahm on Felt is breathing new life into the piano. The recording process of Felt is extremely interesting and alluring – Frahm, playing in his home recording studio felt that he did not want to disturb his neighbours playing late into the night and so … Continue reading

Fabrizio Paterlini – Morning Sketches

Release Page:Fabrizio Paterlini Records Self-contained and thoughtful are things that come to mind while listening to Morning Sketches by Italian pianist Fabrizio Paterlini. Almost a year after his latest release Fragments Found (3.99 at bandcamp…what are you waiting for?) the wonderful composer brings us a short EP containing b-sides, exclusive unreleased tracks, live takes and even … Continue reading

Leonardo Rosado – Studies in Solitude

Label: Twisted Tree Line Buy Digital: Bandcamp Buy Physical: 3″ CDr Postcard Edition Rosado’s first release on Twisted Tree Line, for me, is one of his best works to date. Rosado continues his exploration into detailed sound design and ambience over the course of these five tracks that fit snuggly onto one 3″ CDr. There … Continue reading

Kashiwa Daisuke – 88

Highly fated electronic composer Kashiwa Daisuke is a flexible kind of guy. His first two releases revolved around epic electronic cross classical boundaries while his last effort 5 Dec. integrated guitar and sprawling effects to create a monster of its own. Now Daisuke chooses to drop the claustrophobic nature of his electronic music for something … Continue reading

Lyndsie Alguire – Suspended in Light

Camomille Music is one of my favourite netlabels, and since re-inventing itself after shutting shop in 2009 it has continued to release quality music under a creative commons licence. The latest release has blown me away. Lyndsie is from Montreal and this is her debut release – a collection of at times short piano pieces, … Continue reading

Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres

Rise, the emphatic opening sequence of alto-saxophonist Matana Roberts chimes in with free form wailing saxophone and dancing piano, joined by a cacophony of  brass and percussion the exposition recedes and the sound of instruments being prepared for what is about to unfold greets the listener. This is not your usual jazz album with standards and … Continue reading

Bernadette Erikka – Lie With Care

I have never quite heard the piano played like this. Immediately the sound was so foreign, so removed from my preconceptions of how the piano functions and how it sounds. This came as an immediate delight as well, this was something new to my ears. The notes would fall drastically, crumble into one another so carelessly … Continue reading

Sima Kim – Empty

Pay what you want download at Bandcamp Sima Kim has a wonderful new EP out consisting of modern classical piano pieces. They are short and filled with emotion, and the sound is very intimate and touching. He is also looking for a place to release it! So anyone interested please get in contact with Sima … Continue reading

Sima Kim – tribute to no one

Bandcamp Sima Kim’s tribute to no one opens with a prelude of acoustic piano, the sounds reverberate and slowly meander for the 2 minute duration. The prelude only beckons in one shade of what this record is, for throughout the 35 minutes the listener can expect an eclectic mix of subtle electronic ambience, modern classical … Continue reading

Fabrizio Paterlini – Fragments Found

Fabrizio Paterlini Records (Download) Glancing at the cover work of Fabrizio Paterlini’s follow-up to Viandanze (the modern classical pianists 2009 release), Fragments Found, you are offered a glimpse into the world Paterlini brings you into. This world has but one piano set in the middle of a spacious room. Sitting at the piano is Paterlini, … Continue reading