Interview with Jylda

Berlin-based singer-songwriter and producer Gianna Gehlhar completely captivates with her musical persona Jylda.  In her productions, she combines playful, experimental and minimalistic elements. Her vocals constantly drift between extremes, from sounding high and soft, sometimes operatic and siren-like on the one hand, and keen and metallic on the … [Read more...]

Interview with Martin Tillman

Hello Martin!  I’m really excited to connect with you about your new album Superhuman and about your long and storied career as a world-renowned cellist and film soundtrack composer and performer.  You’ve accomplished so much so far in your musical journey, with over 77 film soundtrack credits to your name, a run of solo albums, compositions for TV … [Read more...]

Whale Fall – “The Dawn Thief”

Whale Fall, the instrumental post-rock band from L.A., California, is set to release its sophomore opus, The Madrean, this spring and the cinematic atmosphere that emanates from this album evokes the grandeur of the panoramic landscapes of the Madrean, a region that exists between the southwest of the U.S. and the northwest of Mexico.  It’s a vast … [Read more...]

Thunderball – 12 Mile High

For Thunderball, music has always been about reaching for something bigger and better. Known for their impressive compositional skills, there’s never been much in the way of making such fashionable music. And although the electronic gems that Thunderball create are steadfast and mercurial, 12 Mile High features an introspective band that looks to … [Read more...]

Free EP download from Syntaks

In advance of the Danish duo's new album Ylagali, the band members have released this taster EP on Ghostly International.  Download the tracks "Sudden Dream" and "Mistral Moon (Illuminated Version) here: http://ghostly.com/releases/mistral-moon Syntaks' songs are textural epics in miniature, meticulously detailed shoegaze symphonies built … [Read more...]

Unlearn – Places

Its hard to believe that this Seattle post-rock/instrumental quintet's album Places is its debut. I've reviewed dozens of instrumental acts on this website, but this one is different. Places doesn't feel like a debut, and it almost does not feel like a post-rock or all instrumental record as most of the instrumental melodies have a lyrical and … [Read more...]