Multidisciplinary artist Duval Timothy has re-released (and made available on streaming) a reconfigured version of his 2016 album ‘Brown Loop’. Recorded in his NYC apartment for solo piano its an atmospheric album full of space and the warm sounds of the instrument.
Full of minimalist repeating lines and lush harmonies the whole LP is an exercise in slowly turning repeating patterns and expansive themes inside out and reassembling them.
Check out ‘Older Than We Used To Be’ for a repeating bass line that unfurls into a beautifully disjointed waltz. Perfect for a rainy afternoon
Brand new record from a brand new artist. Powerful songwriting, swirling piano and a unique voice. Freya Ridings is definitely one to watch. In a sea of tweaked and reworked electronic productions this is a track that can stand strong by itself.
Beautiful piano driven beats from producer Aso for your Tuesday. This guy is definitely up with the likes of Vanilla and I am absolutely loving it. Thanks to our pals at Stereofox for hosting this, we love it.
Posting up a favourite from this beautiful solo piano record by Jean Michel-Blais. ‘il’ is the title track from that new record. Its a beautifully pensive track which takes a lot of influence from Romantic (with a capital R) etudes but at the same time keeping a looseness of time and touch that would expect from jazz. Perhaps a solo Keith Jarrett work or one of his more folk inspired improvisations with Jan Garbarek. I also really like that you can hear this album was recorded on an upright piano. The reverberations, creaking and overtones are what make it such an intimate album.
A beautiful track for a rainy day. If you fancy some more of the same then i’ve got you covered with this playlist
Coming off the back of an absolutely superb EP in 2015, Samm Henshaw has kicked off the year with a new track. Its all about his voice. Stripped back and surrounded by solid piano and a lush string arrangement. Beautiful way to start the year. Higher love indeed.
Make sure to follow it up with this stunning acoustic version of ‘Only Wanna Be With You’. Liquid emotion.