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BLAINE L REININGER Commissions 2

Blaine L Reininger is the noted American singer and multi-instrumentalist who crossed the Atlantic with TUXEDOMOON and eventually settled in Europe. His latest collection ‘Commissions 2’ released by Les Disques du Crépuscule gathers soundtrack music made for theatre and dance productions staged between 2015-2019. It follows-up his previous soundtrack anthology from 2014. It's a fine collection of accessible soundtrack works. Continue Reading ›

ALVA NOTO & RYUICHI SAKAMOTO Two

Capturing the essence of their performance at Sydney Opera House in October 2018, Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto present ‘Two’, a part live-part studio prepared collection. Incorporating computers, synthesizers, glockenspiel and grand piano, the German Japanese duo undertook a series of live events entitled ‘Two’ before culminating in Sydney where the two hour set was recorded and edited down to form this album. Continue Reading ›

FRAGILE SELF Fragile Self

Exploring states of mind from madness to creativity, FRAGILE SELF are a minimal electronic duo aiming to create dark pop music to communicate the detachment often felt within the human condition. Anil Aykan and Jonathan Barnbrook are FRAGILE SELF, thoughtful visual artists with a strong sense of partnership in music. Like a musical thesis on psychotherapy, the self-titled album is released on the 120th anniversary of the first publication of ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’ by Sigmund Freud. Continue Reading ›

TINY MAGNETIC PETS Girl In A White Dress EP

With two high profile European tours coming up this autumn opening for MIDGE URE and OMD, TINY MAGNETIC PETS are back with a new EP ‘Girl In A White Dress’ out on Happy Robots Records. Although moving away from the Cold War themes of their previous EPs, ‘Girl In A White Dress’ does though continue their different Germany adventure as seen from the Emerald Isle. Continue Reading ›

SHOOK Music For City & Nature

Capturing the mood of a busy metropolis during the rush hour, the self-explanatory ‘Music For City & Nature’ is the latest work by SHOOK, the musical vehicle of Dutch composer Jasper Wijnands. Now if there was a more apt instrumental embodying the commuting way of life, then the subtle funk of ‘City’ would be it. ‘Music for City & Nature’ has a delicate timeless quality in its search for balance and peace of mind. Continue Reading ›

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