Zara McFarlane‘s sophomore album is slated for an early 2014 release. On her new project she’s featuring NYC’s Leron Thomas on vocals and trumpet. Release on 20th January 2014, now available to pre-order on iTunes.
We’re late on this – Esmerine‘s new album “Dalmak” emphatically confirms that the group has indeed continued writing, exploring and collaborating – definitively extending its horizons in this new iteration of the band’s trajectory. Bruce Cawdron (marimba) resigned from his seat as drummer for Godspeed You! Black Emperor in 2012, allowing him to focus more fully on Esmerine alongside co-founder and cellist Rebecca Foon (Silver Mt. Zion, Set Fire To Flames); the two principals also recruited percussionist Jamie Thompson (Unicorns, Islands) and multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson as full-time members to solidify the group as a writing and performing quartet. Below you can find two tracks taken from “Dalmak”, the record is available since september via Constellation Records.
Nostalgia 77 is excited to announce his new album, “A Journey Too Far”, will be out on 10th February 2014. The fifth studio LP under the Nostalgia 77 name finds the hugely respected producer, composer, songwriter and guitarist further developing his creative partnership with the beguiling German singer Josa Peit, as well as featuring additional vocals from Jeb Loy Nichols (Island). Here’s a little teaser video, shot at the studio sessions for the album, including a sneaky snippet of the album track “Backlash”. Pre-order “A Journey Too Far” from iTunes and get the first single “An Angel With No Halo” straight away. More tunes on their Soundcloud.
Volume three of the Cosmic Compositions Avant Garde compilation series is a dedication to Saturn born composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher “Sun Ra”. The collection holds tracks by well known beat-makers and producers. This compilation is a free/name your price download with all money raised being donated to the Philippines typhoon relief fund.