monthly feature: tom blankenberg


first up in our monthly feature of 2019 is tom blankenberg.

tom is a composer, producer and sound designer based in düsseldorf, germany.
on the 15th of february, he will release his debut album, atermus, on cd and vinyl as well as through digital services.

on atermus, the listener will find 13 exceptional, minimal, solo piano tracks, ranging from contemporary classical sounds to avant-garde elements with small touches of jazz.

blankenberg’s debut effort is without a doubt a fresh breeze in the new and popular genre we all like to address as neoclassical; especially because of the jazz atmosphere his piano playing style adds to the tracks. even for the more mellow tracks on the album, a playfulness can be heard in the way he approaches the piano, which makes the entire listening experience highly enjoyable. like a listener once said, “it’s like an impressionistic painting.”



01 tori
02 juni
03 london fields
04 femto
05 august
06 benkhausen
07 märz
08 atermus / reprise
09 09h53
10 oktober
11 hirundo
12 november
13 nesuto

in connection with our feature, check tom blankenberg’s new video for the track “tori”.

atermus can be pre-ordered from tom blankenberg’s bandcamp.



mellow structures: dec 2018 playlist

spotify - december

happy new year!

we have put together a new spotify playlist with our december contributions, featuring brambleslubomyr melnykcarlos cipaoskar schusterHauschkaSjors MansBen Lukas BoysenBruno SanfilippoMichael PriceSimeon WalkerDanny MulhernSurrogate SiblingMartin KohlstedtSnorri HallgrímssonPhilip G AndersonSlow MeadowCaminautaJherek BischoffDominique CharpentierGreg HainesLibrary TapesOtto A TotlandDaigo HanadaLevi PatelVargkvintAlex KozobolisJason van Wyk, and Manos Milonakis.

featured labels; KNING DISKModerna RecordsHome NormalPreserved Sound1631 RecordingsErased Tapespiano and coffee records and more!

we’ll take a short break but will hopefully be back in Febraury with new and interesting music for you!

open spotify playlist