Modern Classical

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isolatedmix 43 – Need a Name

It’s pretty hard to stand out from the crowd nowadays. I’m seeing less and less focus on ‘big albums’ or month-long hyped releases, and more attention being paid to a constant stream of quality – artists engaging their fans, rewarding them for their ongoing compassion and dedication. Artists that are embracing this new type of … Continue reading »

ASIP029 Halo – Song Of The Highest Tower

At just 22 years of age, Italian prodigy Pasquale Riviezzo is one of the most promising talents we’re yet to feature in The Places Series. Playing the piano for over eleven years and the guitar for over six, you may know Pasquale from his lush ambient productions on Dewtone from 2012; but it’s here, amongst … Continue reading »

Interview: Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds talking performances, Decibel, toilet-brushes and socks

My Decibel Festival experience hadn’t even kicked into full swing and I was off to meet two of my musical heroes; Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds. They arrived in Seattle the previous night and were busy preparing for their performances as part of the Erased Tapes Optical Showcases – just two shows out of the … Continue reading »

Nils Frahm – Spaces

Nils Frahm is single-handedly responsible for my new-found passion and respect for the piano. I’ve never been one to proclaim extended knowledge on classical, modern-classical or contemporary music. I’ve always lived on the edge, never quite diving in to something to its fullest and often glancing over reviews, albums or such which covered the genre. … Continue reading »

Stray Theories – Those Who Remain

For those who went for the $20 Uncharted Places Bonus content package for Uncharted Places, you would have had the pleasure of receiving this beautiful new album by Stray Theories. His second full length, ‘Those Who Remain’ is evidence of Micah’s musical maturity reaching new levels and expanding upon his ingenious electronic compositions he’s treated … Continue reading »