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.”
03 london fields
08 atermus / reprise
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.
happy new year!
we have put together a new spotify playlist with our december contributions, featuring brambles, lubomyr melnyk, carlos cipa, oskar schuster, Hauschka, Sjors Mans, Ben Lukas Boysen, Bruno Sanfilippo, Michael Price, Simeon Walker, Danny Mulhern, Surrogate Sibling, Martin Kohlstedt, Snorri Hallgrímsson, Philip G Anderson, Slow Meadow, Caminauta, Jherek Bischoff, Dominique Charpentier, Greg Haines, Library Tapes, Otto A Totland, Daigo Hanada, Levi Patel, Vargkvint, Alex Kozobolis, Jason van Wyk, and Manos Milonakis.
featured labels; KNING DISK, Moderna Records, Home Normal, Preserved Sound, 1631 Recordings, Erased Tapes, piano 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
today’s featured track is mysterium by hammock.
the track is taken from mysterium, released in 2017 by hammock music.
mysterium can be digitally bought through bandcamp.
today’s featured track is dressing by manos milonakis.
the track is taken from festen, released in 2017 by moderna records.
for more information about manos milonakis, visit the facebook page here.
dressing and festen can be digitally bought through bandcamp.
today’s featured track is weightless by jason van wyk.
the track is taken from opacity, released in 2017 by home normal.
for more information about jason van wyk, visit the facebook page here.
weightless and opacity can be digitally bought through bandcamp.
today’s featured track is ghost in the machine by cédric d. lavoie.
the track is taken from 88, released in 2018 by preserved sound.
for more information about cédric d. lavoie, visit the facebook page here.
ghost in the machine and 88 can be digitally bought through bandcamp.
today’s featured track is i promise by alex kozobolis.
the track is taken from alex kozobolis, released in 2016 by 1631 recordings.
for more information about alex kozobolis, visit the facebook page here.
i promise and alex kozobolis can be digitally bought through bandcamp.