Tapage presents with "Eight“ the second part of his conceptual series in which he submits his art to a set of rules related to time and tempo. A lot more than an clinical exercise, this album is also the one in which Tapage unfolds his musical expertise to include acoustic strings, field recordings and prominent vocals. Mesmerizing, subtle, multi-layered and warm, „Eight“ is an essential work by and for an artist who demonstrates here again his ability to evolve and the scope of his talent. (Get this on CD / as a poster print with download code / as digital files)
The fruit of a very long writing process and a project which Hecq had been wanting to bring for completion for years, "Conversions" is this artist's homage to his peers, influences and friends. From Bersarin Quartet to Lusine ICL, from Svarte Greiner to The Outside Agency, Ben Lukas Boysen chose for this album eleven tracks which mean a lot to him, and delivers here his own versions and remixes. A highly personal and uncommonly varied album which Hecq has been creating with care and carrying close to his heart. Get this on CD / as a poster print with download code / as digital files.
Oyaarss has uploaded part of a concert he played last week-end in his native Latvia has been put online, mentionning that it might give an indication as to how his upcoming, third album might sound like.
This 18-minute long recording might be on Youtube, but don't be misguided: there is nothing to watch here, but only to listen. It is also an un-mixed, un-mastered, live recording, but should still provide a broad idea as to the direction the follow-up to "Smaida Greizi Nakamiba" and "Bads" might go.
Below is a video this artist has made official today, for a new track called "Salvatore" which, if we understood it right, is meant to appear on a compilation project in the coming months. As usual with Oyaarss, this is a very intense, emotional, heavy and raw piece. It is worth mentionning that it also features vocals by Colin H. Van Eeckhout, known for being the singer of the Belgian band Amenra.
A longer video we had found online of Stavros Gasparatos and his musicians performing his "Seven" album (adn170) live in Piraeus has sadly been taken offline. However, this musician has himself uploaded a shorter but higher-quality video out-take of the "Seven" live-premiere, performed at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens in December 2013.
Above is a nice new video interview with Stavros Gasparatos, shot for the Love Greece website (which has an article about this composer here), in which he talks about his beginnings, his "Seven" album for Ad Noiseam, and his ambitious coming project for EMPAC.