Welcome to our weekly RSS feed friendly round up of this week's daily music recommendations, just in case you are reducing screen time or don't want to ride the dictatorial algorithmic rollercoasters on social media.
Lena Raine - Oneknowing (Local Action)
Venturing out from her virtual OST cave after 12 years, Lena Raine attempts to soundtrack the 3D world for a change with her debut LP for Local Action. Unsurprisingly for a black belt in emotion & atmosphere she has created a fine, chilled, evocative companion to the human condition & life's ups, downs, sadness, joy, uncertainty & achivevement.
Zoltan Fecso - Silken Wave (The Slow Music Movement)
OK so there might be an element of self interest here but the third release on The Slow Music Movement label from Zoltan Fecso is now widely available. The two tracks gradually reveal the meticulously crafted beauty of their pointillistic ambient structure, slowly but surely warming you like a summer sunrise and leaving you with a similar feeling of wellbeing. Enjoy :)
Caleb Burhans - Past Lives (Cantaloupe Music)
It must be age, this is the 2nd LP this week I've recommended related to thoughts of those who have passed. Again though, amongst the emotion stirring modern composition & introspective, electro-acoustic arrangements from maestro Caleb Burhans for Cantaloupe Music, is space for fond memories & cause for wry optimism.
Sonmi451 - Nachtmuziek (Astral Industries)
Burning brightly in 2019 Astral Industries are back with another great release this time from Sonmi451 who makes all the right found and formed ambient noises on this lovely listen. Also got to mention the consistently outstanding label artwork from Theo Ellsworth.
OSO LEONE - Gallery Love (Apollo Records)
Seemingly detached from life's stress and strife Barcelona based OSO LEONE have just dropped a lovely album of epsom salted, ambient bubble topped, electronically warmed to body temperature, soulful dream pop for Apollo Records. Now relaxxxxxxx....
Various Artists - Undercover Lovers selected by Psychemagik
Put some magic into your Monday with these obscure, feel good cover versions of a few familiar, guilty pleasure, faves that should put a spring in your step and a smile on your face courtesy of dusty diggers Psychemagik.
Hampshire & Foat - Saint Lawrence (Athens of the North)
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