Sophie Hutchings – Becalmed

Appearances, as we all know, can sometimes be deceiving.  Take for instance, Becalmed, a collection of piano-based instrumentals from Syndey, Australia’s Sophie Hutchings.  Heralded as a musician who excels at songwriting that ranges from meditative to epic, one might expect the sort of ambient listening experience that dips into Eno-esque … [Read more...]

Nicola Ratti – Ode

Music is a form of cooperation. Rhythm is the most frequently used means of fostering that end along a continuum of time. Melody is the linear sequencing of pitches, and feeds off of a common key and scale. Harmony is the simultaneous layering of pitches together to create more complex musical relationships. Music built on these rational notions of … [Read more...]

Pimmon – Smudge Another Yesterday

"Smudge Another Yesterday is an exploration of the song behind the noise; the secret whispers hidden in the static.” So says the press release accompanying revered sound sculptor Pimmon’s first full length release in over five years. What exactly "the song behind the noise" is or could be, I’m not exactly sure. Nor is it explicit upon listening. … [Read more...]