Posts tagged as "feature"

Composer Nat Bartsch on Creating Hope

May 7, 2021

ARIA-nominated, multi-award-wining Australian pianist Nat Bartsch has always written music with the intention to comfort and soothe. Her new album, Hope (ABC Classic), took what she calls ‘a slight detour’ as she responded to the unexpected challenges of 2020. Here is Nat Bartsch, on Hope, in her own words. Hope, the new album by Nat […]

Balmorhea Interview – Art Music From Texas High Country

April 8, 2021

Independent thinking is a way of life in Texas. Home to 30 million diverse inhabitants, its frontier landscapes of high desert and lonesome roads invite contemplation. Providing a counterpoint to the state’s famous heat, machismo and oil profits there is a thriving counter-cultural scene of slackers, psychedelics, punks, meat smokers, food truckers and art students. […]

Officium – Music Beyond The Scope Of Time

February 22, 2021

A jazz saxophonist, with what? A vocal group specialising in early music? Surely that was an elaborate joke. No, not if you were Manfred Eicher – and that, at a stroke, explains why Eicher’s ECM Records has been the world’s ultimate art-music label for over 50 years. To call Eicher a producer is like calling […]

Christian Löffler Interview – Parallels and Shellac Reworks

January 21, 2021

German DJ and producer Christian Löffler occupies an intriguing space in the landscape of electronic music. A self-taught musician, his productions combine elements of dancefloor techno and ambient electronica. They are distinguished by his use of acoustic material, which Christian transforms and transfigures into warm, enveloping atmospheres.  For his latest project – Parallels: Shellac Reworks […]

Nels Cline Interview – Skronking at the Avant-garde of Space Jazz

December 14, 2020

“I’m kind of just a chameleon, or an amorphous blob,” Nels Cline once confessed to The Observer. A casual scan of Nels Cline’s dizzying discography echoes this – spanning lead guitar duties in iconic Chicago rock band Wilco, to over 200 recordings across alternative, punk and jazz. While accolades have been plenty (Rolling Stone once […]

Blue Note Re:imagined – Interview with A&R Rachel Holmberg

November 12, 2020

Blue Note Re:imagined is an album that brings together a diverse group of London musicians (16 acts in total) united by their love and respect for the heritage of jazz, and a desire to push the envelope. It is a smorgasbord of diverse and innovative sounds from the UK’s new wave of jazz. On Blue […]

Ólafur Arnalds Interview – Recording His New Album ‘some kind of peace’

November 6, 2020

Icelandic composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds has been at the vanguard of contemporary instrumental music for over a decade. A punk drummer turned ambient pianist (thanks in part to a supportive grandmother), Ólafur’s music has been streamed over one BILLION times (yes, with a B). Ólafur’s intimate compositions and organic production style have thrived in […]

Joel Ross Interview – On Black American Music, Politics and Good Vibes

October 22, 2020

Joel Ross plays the vibraphone. But that isn’t the most interesting thing about him. Joel is a 25-year-old musical prodigy. A young man born and raised in Chicago – the son of two police officers – who dares to move Black American Music into uncharted new territory. He does it with the gleeful joy of […]