Posts tagged as "piano"

Best Ólafur Arnalds – 5 Essential Albums

January 11, 2021

We review five albums Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds: ‘some kind of peace’, ‘re:member’, ‘Island Songs’, ‘The Chopin Project’, and ‘For Now I Am Winter’

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 […]

Jeremiah Fraites – Co-Founder of The Lumineers – Announces Piano Album

October 27, 2020

Co-founder of pop/rock band The Lumineers Jeremiah Fraites has announced his debut solo album Piano Piano, set for release on 22 January 2021. Piano Piano features intimate, piano-based instrumentals that capture reflective moments from Fraites’ home in Denver, Colorado, USA. Two singles from the album have been unveiled – ‘Tokyo’, a brisk string-swathed portrait of […]

'Loom' – Ólafur Arnalds unveils new single featuring Bonobo

October 16, 2020

Ólafur Arnalds has released his brand new single ‘Loom’, featuring Los Angeles-based electronic music producer Bonobo. The collaboration is taken from the Ólafur’s forthcoming album some kind of peace, to be released on 6 November via Mercury KX. The new single is accompanied by a music video directed by Neels Castillon. Pre-order Ólafur Arnalds’s new album […]

Pyramiden – 'Saudade da Gaia' and The Lost Soviet Town

September 23, 2020

‘Saudade da Gaia’ is a new collaborative short film featuring the music of Joep Beving, poetry by Liza Boston, and imagery of the mysterious, abandoned Soviet town of Pyramiden – beautifully captured by photographer and director Jonathan May. ZoneOut’s Paul Dougherty spoke with Joep Beving, and Liza Boston and Jonathan May of Wolf Tide Films […]

Katia & Marielle Labèque Record Philip Glass

September 17, 2020

French sisters Katia & Marielle Labèque have announced a new recording of works by American minimalist composer Philip Glass. The forthcoming album on Deutsche Grammophon will include a new piano duet arrangement of Glass’s opera Les Enfants terribles and Glass’ Etudes No. 17 & 20. Stream the first single ‘Paul Is Dying (Part 1)’ The […]

Best Max Richter – 5 Essential Albums

September 8, 2020

Max Richter may well be the most important composer of our time. His work has been heard in the concert hall, in major Hollywood films and television series, and occupies a place in the streaming playlists of millions worldwide. We take a look back at five essential albums from throughout Max’s career. Stream the essential […]

some kind of peace – A New Album From Ólafur Arnalds

August 31, 2020

Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and composer Ólafur Arnalds has announced his new album, some kind of peace, out November 6th on UK label Mercury KX. The lead lead single ‘We Contain Multitudes (from home)’ and accompanying music video are out now. Pre-order some kind of peace (vinyl, download, streaming) SOME KIND OF PEACE some kind of peace […]

'Intermittent Reinforcement' – Luke Howard and Tilman Robinson

August 28, 2020

Hot on the heels of his stunning All That Is Not Solid album of improvised piano pieces, and acclaimed The Sand That Ate The Sea soundtrack, Mercury KX will release a new 3-track EP from composer Luke Howard. The ambient, melancholy Dark Angels EP and first single ‘Intermittent Reinforcement’ are a collaboration between Luke and […]