Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Celer, Cantus Libres (2 CDR self-released)
Though they only started releasing music in 2004, this husband and wife duo of multidisciplinarians has been so prolific, and are so obviously talented and imaginative, that it has quickly garned respect and admiration from all corners of the ambient listening (and performing) community. Note for… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 06:20, 02 Jul 2009

Pocka, Uhrwerk (CDR The Hand Work Press)
A beauty of a private, letterpress edition made in only thirty copies by fellow electronic artist Matt Borghi. Brad “Pocka” Mitchell is an enthusiastic, if now maybe crestfallen, supporter of small music, which he released in a steady stream on his now-defunct Kikapu netlabel. Uhrwerk is as… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 09:23, 01 Jul 2009

Max Richter, Songs From Before (Fat Cat)
This album has been out for a while and praised to the skies by just about all and sundry, but it´s worth reminding oneself about in the midst of the summer steam. A new breed of young, non-conventional minimalist composers – with (just names off the top of my head) Sylvain Chaveau, Nico Muhly,… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 06:53, 01 Jul 2009

Rachel Unthank and The Winterset, The Bairns (Rough Trade)
For hundreds of years, rural England has bred balladry which reads like news reports from the soul, describing death, loss, longing, and wavering faith, and featuring a cast of remorseful murderers, lovers joined only by the roots entwining their buried bones, wives all along the coast pacing their… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 06:26, 28 Jun 2009

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