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Acclaimed media artist Quayola is a visualiser who works within the confluence of sound and vision. As well as his extensive globe-trotting catalogue of solo exhibitions he has collaborated with Jamie XX, Plaid and the late, great Mira Calix, converging his imagery with their soundscapes. More recently he has paused and re-focused, taking what feels …

Sound and vision, vision and sound, acclaimed media artist Quayola is a visualiser who works with convergence and endless flow, breaking down boundaries, exploring possibilities and creating experiences. Having collaborated with Jamie XX, Plaid and the late, great Mira Calix, weaving imagery into their soundscapes, more recently he has been developing his own music-focused project, …

Taken from his forthcoming synth / spoken word album ‘Full Circuit’, out on January 21st 2022 via Pretty Decent Music, Synthetic Bliss is the new release from British composer and producer Mat Andasun, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. Of the album, Andasun writes “This album …

What is it about the tags neo-classical or contemporary-classical that often brings out that immediate ‘not for me’ reaction in people? Too much baggage, too many connotations associated with that word to the right of the hyphon. It’s musicians like organist and sound sculptor James McVinnie who can help shift mindsets . He may be …

Taken from neo-classical Cellist Gasper Claus’ debut solo album Tancade, an ode to a particular beach where he and his friends would visit every year to celebrate life, make music and dance, is a new video for the track Ô Sélénites, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia …

Grain Vinyl is the new single from sometime Brian Eno and Jon Hopkins collaborator and Krononaut man Leo Abrahams, and we’re absolutely delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia this morning. It’s taken from his forthcoming album, Scene Memory II, and it’s out December 3rd via figureight records. It’s the …

Taken from his recently released album ‘MDCNL’, composer, conductor, producer and multi-instrumentalist Simon Dobson has revealed a new single taken from the record, ‘Quiet, Pls’ and it’s been remixed by Human Pyramids – the 18 piece post-rock acoustic orchestra led by Scottish composer and producer Paul Russel. We’re delighted to be able to premiere the …

Brighton duo Grasscut have recently followed up their 2015 album ‘Everyone Was A Bird‘, with another spoken word exploration of Britain with the mini-lp Haunts, out now on the ever brilliant Lo Recordings. From it, we’re absolutely delighted to be able to premiere the video for Human Estuary right here on Backseat Mafia today.  The …

There’s something so emotive about the Piano as a solo instrument, and Zoon van snooK, the Bristol based, Barcelona born producer and musician has taken it and written a handful of beautifully reflective and immersive songs for his new album Se•pa•ra•ción, out via the celebrated Lo Recordings on 14th May. We’re more used to hearing …

ENCOURAGED by the international success of her award-winning and Grammy-nominated album Punisher, the phenomenal Phoebe Bridgers has set out and reworked four tracks off the album into a vinyl release, Copycat Killer. It’s a move seldom seen by singer-songwriters, at least not this early in their career, and on first glance I’m reminded of the …