|➲ Piano Cloud Series “Volume Three” ★ Label: 1631 Recordings ★ Released 29 March 2017 ★|
Piano Day is here!
|➲ Lorenzo Masotto “Aeolian Processes” ★ Label: Dronarivm ★ Releases 17 March 2017 ★|
Lorenzo Masotto’s journey with music began at the age of nine when he started playing piano. Graduating from Conservatorio di Verona, he consequently started studying composition and jazz.
He has published two albums, “Silk” in 2015 (Alfa music) and “Rule and Case” in the 2016 (Preserved Sound).
4 panel digipack, gloss finish • Edition of 200.
|➲ James Murray “Killing Ghosts” ★ Label: Home Normal ★ Releases 28 February 2017 ★|
‘Killing Ghosts‘ is a superb example of incredible sound design, beautifully textured melodies, and an album so complete in its vision from beginning to end.
Written & Produced by James Murray in the Black Mountains and at Slowcraft Studio.
Artwork by Małgorzata Łapsa-Malawska • Mastered by Ian Hawgood.
CD & Digital Edition • 4 panel reverse board card package in an edition of 500.
|➲ Various Artists “Healing Herbs” ★ Himalaya Collective ★ Released 11 February 2017 ★|
Healing Herbs – J Dilla X Nujabes Tribute.
In honour of This Two … Second beattape by himalaya collective. Chillout Dilla and Nujabes memorial mix. Almost every beat is exclusive.
Artwork by Coach Motel.
|➲ Linear Bells “Silence” ★ Label: Soft Recordings ★ Released 05 February 2017 ★|
“Silence” was born from the ashes of a stay in china in November 2016. All the sounds of this album were captured in Guanghzou, China and its surroundings.
This mega city is trapped in noises and sounds and the oportunity of transforming all this maelström sounds into a single contemplative piece excited me to the highest point.
From popular districts, to the business center, to the countryside around, a palette of soft and disturbing atmosphere comes to rock our ears in a ceaseless ballet, turning to infinity.
Digipack CD Booklet • Edition of 60.
|➲ Slomo “Transits” ★ Label: Trilithon Records ★ Released 13 January 2017 ★|
Four years in the making, “Transits” sees the duo of Holy McGrail and Howard Marsden further psychedelicising their core sound with loops, bit-crushers and ring modulators to deliver three shimmering celestial pieces for frozen night skies.
“Transits” features artwork by acclaimed Texan artist Xochi Solis and sleeve notes from the Spanish explorer and poet, Annexus Quamm.
The album is released on CD & digital via Trilithon Records.
|➲ Various Artists “Illuminations” ★ Label: Dronarivm ★ Released 07 January 2017 ★|
“Against the snowfall, a tall Being of Beauty. Whistling of death and the circling of faint music make this adored body rise, expand and quiver like a spectre; wounds of scarlet and black burst from superb flesh. The colours proper to life deepen, dance and detach themselves around this Vision in the making. Shudders rise and groan and the frenetic flavour of these effects fills with that mortal whistling and raucous music that the world, far behind, hurls at our mother of beauty – she recoils, she rears. Oh, our bones are clothed with a new amorous body! Oh, the ashen face; the escutcheon of horsehair, the crystal arms! The cannon I must assault through the melee of trees and the weightless air!”
– Arthur Rimbaud, Illuminations VI: Being Beauteous.
27 exclusive tracks • Cover art by Staszek Sokolowski.
|➲ Sonmi451 “Alice” ★ Label: Self-released ★ Released 10 August 2016 ★|
Sonmi451 is a Belgian ambient artist, creating his own blend of atmospheric ambient.
His music is perhaps best described a hybrid between subtle, shimmering electronica and delicate soundscapes. Every Sonmi451 track is a sort of mini-universe where field-recordings and lovingly crafted samples are combined with carefully chosen atmospheric ambiences.
Released as a limited digipack CD • Edition of 100.
|➲ Bruno Sanfilippo “Piano Textures 4” ★ Label: ad21 ★ Released 02 December 2016 ★|
It is the 4th volume of the Piano Textures Series started in 2007.
The newest installment of timelessly acclaimed picturesque storytelling, “Piano Textures 4“, invites the listener into magnificently intense piano minimalism. These nine compositions are evocative sonic sculptures, meticulously carved, yet they indeed present different ‘textures’
It’s released through ad21 on CD Digipack, Digitally, and on LP.