Its natural rhythms captured with spontaneous, organic invention in Niort, France, the three-part “essai no. 3” is the softly-scintillating latest composition from Basque musician Laura Etchegoyhen. For now only the video performance is available, but you can find her previous releases on Apple Music. Via Les inRocks.
Vanessa Wagner is a pianist from Montreuil, France, and “Celeste” — composed by Brian and Roger Eno — is a romance performed with translucent resolve and unalloyed beauty. The spectacular track is taken from her forthcoming Study of the Invisible LP. Out courtesy of InFiné Music on March 25th, you can order double-vinyl and CD editions of it from Bandcamp, while additional links are here. Via Les inRocks.
Long favorites at The Autumn Roses, Leicestershire, England’s The Daydream Club have kindly shared “Ocean & the Moon”, a poignant, communal romance and their gently-heartwarming brand-new single. You can find sundry streaming and download links for this right here, and they’ll be releasing their next album All Our Born Days later this year.
Liminal and tense, “Vespertine” is an uncanny, understated drama that twists and buzzes. It’s taken from Picnic, Moonside, the forthcoming album from Asheville’s Emmalee Hunnicutt, which is out from July 30th on Dear Life Records. You can pre-order digital and cassette editions of it now from Bandcamp.
Kumi Takahara is a classically-trained violinist and composer from Tokyo, and recently she’s released See-through, her debut LP. On it you’ll find the spacious, touching and tintinnabulating “Sea”. Out care of FLAU, you can buy CD or digital versions of the album either from them or from Bandcamp now.
Montréal-based violinist, composer and Arcade Fire member Sarah Neufeld has just announced the release of her new album Detritus, and “Stories” is its wide-angled and wondrous opening track. Out from May 14th through Paper Bag Records, you can pre-order CD, magenta-vinyl, multi-colored-vinyl and digital editions of it from her Bandcamp page today.
Brooklyn’s Clarice Jensen, a Juilliard graduate, has just released a digital EP entitled Ainu Mosir, which features compositions from her soundtrack to the Takeshi Fukunaga film of the same name. “Winter” is taut, liminal and one of its five tracks, all available from FatCat’s 130701 imprint now. Meanwhile you can stream the film on Netflix.
A classically-trained mezzo-soprano from Brooklyn, Maria BC has just unveiled “Devil’s Rain”, their sweetly-narcotic and delicately-dynamic new single. It’s taken from their debut EP of the same name, one they’ll release through Fear Of Missing Out Records on February 5th. You can order digital and cassette versions of it both from Rough Trade and Bandcamp now.