“Instrumental” (Used 1480 times)
Stevecombsmusic on 03/26/2017 at 05:55PM
I'm very excited to announce the release of Anthology, a 4-disc, 60-song retrospective of my work. This compilation covers each of my albums, from 2014's The Sun is Rising to the just-released Etaoin Shrdlu, as well as my collaborations with other artists (like The Freeharmonic Orchestra) and other odds and ends from my catalog. It was something of a challenge to compress over 300 songs into a compilation 1/5 the size, but I think the finished product really is the best of what I've done, so please do check it out!
murmurintemporel on 03/06/2017 at 08:15AM
The Ancient Gods by Absolutus takes you into the magic world of ancient Egypt, a place where time seems to not exist, a voyage in the lands of the most varied vibrations.
katya-oddio on 02/18/2017 at 05:07PM
Coming in under four minutes, these two contemporary string quartets by Maciej Żołnowski may serve as a moment of beauty in your day, or as John Stewart used to say at the end of The Daily Show, "your moment of zen."
krunchy on 02/06/2017 at 11:55PM
Have you ever had these thoughts: "What is the music like in Siberia?" or maybe "I sure wish an ethereal maiden would transport me to a place of sonic bliss"? Well, do I have the answer for you.
The Owl is the solo project of composer and pianist, Daria Shakhova. Shakhova is part of progressive rock band Hale de Mars and has been performing music in Novosibirsk since 2006. While I can't speak for the rest of Siberia, Novosibirsk boasts substantial electronic and ambient scenes. The Owl is surely on that ambient spectrum, though more neoclassical in flavor.
Fairy Forest is a delicate instrumental album inviting you to lose yourself in daydream. Each track features Shakhova on piano and vocals backed by strings. Her voice is haunting but never obtrusive. The Owl's style is evocative of the compositions of Yann Teirsen. All in all, it is a highly listenable album that doesn't demand much of its audience. With titles like "Dreams of Trees", "Winter Smoke", "Moon Saturday", "Rainy Sun", you can think of each track as a meditation. In fact, think of the heroine's voice being stolen by the sea witch. Think of mythological sirens in the mist. Think of anything but ordinary things. Maybe there is something of a characteristic dreamy quality to the music created in such a remote part of the world.
The only downside is that this is The Owl's only album, but Fairy Forest delivers. Keep it in your back pocket, it is an effective resetter.
murmurintemporel on 02/01/2017 at 07:13AM
DODIRIMI, an international compilation based on a musical motif, or the dominant moment of the tracks, with the 4 tones C, C#, D# and E.