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JEREMIAH CYMERMAN is a producer and clarinettist who’s been working within the New York avant-garde music scene for nigh on two decades now, and more specifically where the tectonic plates of improvisation, experimenta and electro-acoustic music meet. Having recently celebrated his 40th birthday, with all the societal tradition and psychic numerological significance attached to that …

AT THE beginning of last year, the supremely talented Italian violinist and composer Laura Masotto had just began a residency at the former textile mill turned centre for the arts Fabra I Coats, in Barcelona, where she was planning on beginning the process which would lead to her new album, WE, which is due out …

Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds has collaborated visually with the photographer and film-maker Benjamin Hardman to produce a short film full of natural wonder to accompany the track “New Grass”, taken from his beautiful and contemplative album from last year, Some Kind Of Peace; and you can glory in that collaboration below. Using a macro lens, …

LONDON pianist Theo Alexander likes to loop, to evoke the dreamstate, to explore the beauty of harmony and melody and repetition. He’s an album coming up on Toronto’s lovely Arts & Crafts imprint in late May that looks to seal his reputation as one of the most interesting people working in the minimalist end of …

CONRAD CLIPPER is the pseudonymous venture of a Berlin composer and multi-instrumentalist who has a focus on prepared, programmed and played piano. He’s lauded over at BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, whose presenters have called his work “a rare and tender sonic wonder.” His debut album, 2016’s Cycle of Liminal Rites, took the form of a …

SONY is venturing into the world of modern composition and has set up a new imprint, XXIM Records, to issue musics from that liminal space where classical abuts ambient and experimental; its first signing is the Icelandic composer and pianist Eydís Evensen. Eydís hails from the remote town of Blönduós in the north of Iceland. …

Mike’s a man out of step with chronos maybe, but not with the muse. As with Sonic Cathedral’s Cheval Sombre, who’s beautiful album in a very different discipline we looked at just last week, Mike seems to have time troubling his heart; its grinding linearity, its inexorability; the way it makes you miss things, yearn for things, regret. It’s a clever little record and a lovely one, too

THE IDEA of a soundtrack to an imaginary film is something we here at Backseat Mafia love straight off the bat, right back to when we fell for Barry Adamson’s rather wonderful Moss Side Story all those years ago. Injazero Records, the imprint overseen by London and Istanbul-based producer and journalist Siné Buyuka, which we’ve …

CONRAD CLIPPER is the pseudonymous venture of a Berlin composer and multi-instrumentalist who has a focus on prepared, programmed and played piano. He is, as the prepared and programmed element to his pianist practice would suggest, and there’s a run of plosives, a bit of a favourite on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction; presenters Verity …

If you are looking for gothic atmosphere, dark waves of sound and focused experimentalism then Anna von Hausswolff is waiting for you. Last seen supporting Sunn O))) in full band mode, this singular artist is set to add yet another layer to her eclectic catalogue with the release of ‘All Thoughts Fly’ on 25th September …