Category Archives: Music

Poemme

Poemme is from Cleveland Ohio.

And the immediate comparison is to Steve Roach’s ‘Structures from Silence’. All the music has a floating, hypnotic quality. It’s relaxing and just the type of music for relieving stress.

 

 

Silent Structures

Structures from Silence
by Steve Roach (1984)

A landmark album from the modern master of the ambient.

This is the third album by the American ambient musician Steve Roach. This is his first purely textural album, with a smooth, dark, gentle atmosphere unlike any of his other albums.

The first time I heard this I didn’t know quite what to make of it. I found the best result was to lie down in the dark with headphones on and lit it wash over me.

30 Year Review

 

Jay Sun

Jay Tausig released his epic series ‘A Trip Around the Sun’ in 2012.
I came across it at the time and was impressed with the samples online.

Subscription was $40, and over the course of a year he released 12 albums. Each one based on a sign on the Zodiac. The music was all downloads and with high resolution cover art.

All very impressive. The music ranges from Space Rock to Jazz. Some if it very mellow, to straight out Metal.

Guests include Billy Sherwood (Yes, Circa) , Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind, Spirits Burning) Anne Leighton, and Thom Worldpoet (Gong).

 

Eternal Wand

Journey Out Of Time
by Eternal Wanderers (2017)
Another strange find, this time from Mytishchi, Russia. Part space rock, electronic and avant-garde noise with wordless female vocals.

MUSICIANS
Elana Kanevskaya – Vocals, Keyboards, Samplers
Tatyana Kanevskaya – Guitars, Charango, Backing Vocals, Samplers
Dimitri Shtatnov – Bass, Backing Vocals, Analog Synths, Effects
Sergey Rogulya – Drums, Percussion

 

Salvanos

Andy Salvanos
FRAGMENTS is the 2007 debut album by Chapman Stick player Andy Salvanos. From Adelaide, Australia this features a cross-section of early work, including “new folk” compositions, fully improvised material, and some tracks arranged with loops and electronic drums.

It’s somewhere between ECM style jazz and world music. Very calming and subtle. There are five free albums of solo stick playing on Bandcamp.

 

PK Jazz


PK Jazz Collective
This in internet jazz-rock project from Russia, Astrakhan, formed in may 2012 by keyboardist and song writer Vyacheslav Korotin.

Translated descriptions include…

  • Cybernetic band of the era of retrofuturism, playing on the streets of Metropolis.
  • Cosmic infinity woven from an acidic organ, dissonant guitars and jazz melodies.
  • Eclectic cocktail for midnight gatherings with yourself.

 

 

Vanilla

Vanilla

A surprising find on bandcamp. Three excellent free albums of classic Soul/Funk/R&B.