Eastern-Washington's Lanterns of Hope creates an evolving indie rock and Americana sound with Celtic influences. Lanterns of Hopes performances emphasize songwriting, structure, and creating an upbeat atmosphere.
After performing with indie bands in ten states on Winter in July Records, Joshua released solo neo-classical project Lessons in the Wind. Later on he started in the Northwest and gathered some of his friends to form three piece Americana band Lanterns of Hope. Currently, Joshua performs solo around the Northwest as Lanterns of Hope and promotes his new EP Harbors.
Alex Tiuniaev is a piano and cinematic music composer from Moscow, Russia. Alex has been making music since 2005 when he released his debut album Artificial Symphony on OtterSong Records in the US. The album was a mixture of ambient pop, orchestral colours, and electronica.
In 2008 Alex released I Knew Her, his most popular album to date, on Cold Spring Records in the UK. It contained a single 40-minute neo-classical piece and was heavily influenced by American minimalist composers such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
In 2010s Alex switched to a clearer, more intimate sound of the piano. In 2012 he released Blurred on Heat Death Records and a series of EPs for numerous netlabels, including the popular Earth Mantra and Audio Gourmet labels.
In 2017 Alex decided to self-release all future works through BandCamp. Currently two albums and two singles are available, all of them belonging within the intimate genre of chamber neoclassical music with ambient undertones. His major influences include film music composers, such as Howard Shore, John Williams, Ennio Morricone, and Hans Zimmer, as well as ambient and electronic artists such as Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Cliff Martinez, Aphex Twin, and Sigur Ros.
This is a collection of solo piano pieces inspired by the nighttime ambience and the starless skies of his hometown. Also, by Blade Runner and Erik Satie.
Jonathan Lear released his first short experimental/acoustic/ambient album “Outside Worlds” in December of 2011. Following the reception of some really high and unexpected praise, he began work on a full length album which took approximately two years and two inter-continental trips to write and record. After carrying out a successful crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to press the record on vinyl, he released “Memory Well” in March of 2014.
Since Memory Well Jonathan has put out two more one-man-band, instrumental math rock-esque records: “Reflection” (August 2016) and “Nina” (August 2018). While Reflection was very much a sequel to Memory Well, Nina is much more of a tribute to his ex-landlord’s dog Nina. Both albums are available in both digital and physical formats.
"Nina" is an instrumental math rock journey. Although the few lyrics on the album give away very little, conceptually speaking, the record is in fact Jonathan's attempt to keep up with his landlord's dog: an utterly gigantic, supremely energetic, deaf pit bull / Dalmatian mix named Nina, who he is tasked with walking, feeding, and occasionally babysitting. Long story short, Jonathan peers into Nina's soul and realizes that there is a fully-formed human being inside, and this record is his attempt to capture that humanity in musical form. In doing so, Jonathan realizes that is actually dogs that make us human.
Cheb Abdessalam Ichraqi is a multi-instrumentalist and Rai artist living in rural Wisconsin. His work has been featured with and he has collaborated with Cheb Samdoun and the Iridescent Ensemble, German Shepherd, Tuluum Shimmering, The Dallas S, and others. His current interests include the buzuq, lavta, cumbus, mandola, sitar and other Middle Eastern and Far Eastern instruments.
The forthcoming EP entitled "for the seafarers" is a brief meditation on impermanence, based on an old Sufí theme and an excerpt from the teachings of Huang Po, using only the medium of 12-string acoustic guitar, lap steel and vocals. Recorded in rural Wisconsin.
Should Have Gone by Sea - 08:25
Under All the Visible Stars of the Northern Hemisphere - 03:24 info
Nasby&Crosh is a folk pop band from Milano, Italy. As the band name suggests, they are deeply rooted in the folk tradition from the west side, such as CSNY, The Eagles and Jackson Brown, but with a solid pop soul.
Born in 2007 as a duo founded by Luca "Bittì" Cirio (guitars and main voice) and Federico "Inartecapra" Cavaliere (accordion and backing vocals), it became a trio in 2012 with the addition of Alessio Premoli (guitars). They started to write a concept, "The Storm", divided in three parts. In 2014 "Quiet Before the Storm", the first chapter, is released gaining consent from audience and critics alike.
During summer 2016 Gabriele "Gaab" Faoro joins the team as a drummer / percussionist and the band reaches its ideal line-up, touring aorund the city. In 2018 "Here Comes the Storm", second chapter of the trilogy, its published, after two years of concpetion and work.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.