Orellana is the Cinematic Post-Rock project of Martyn Jackson.
In 2013 Jackson released his debut album "Home" under his own name, and since then has worked in various other projects from fronting a metal band to composing for TV. After playing only a handful of shows to support the release of "Home", Jackson decided to take a break from writing Post-Rock to focus more on neo-classical composition minimalist piano pieces. This resulted in the release of Bedroom Ghosts, an collection of short piano pieces based around repetition and simplicity melodies.
In late 2016 Jackson decided to combine both Post-Rock and his minimalist piano pieces to create his next full length album "52".
Jackson's experiences over the past few years have lead him to take great interest in the natural world, and so “52” tells the story of The Loneliest Whale in the World, and its search for a family and companionship. It is a soundtrack to an imagined film, and a situation we can all relate to; being alone and calling out for loved ones only to be left unheard.
'1491' is the story of man climbing up the volcano Hekla to reach its summit (1491 meters). He won't succeed but understand while looking at the sky below that the most important thing is not to touch the stars but to keep on climbing on, doing things.
Sébastien Touraton runs the project heklAa since 2010. His music is piano-based and influenced by different genres, from post-rock to movie music in a neo-classical outfit. His next album is called '1491' and releases on Jan.11.
Some months after the release of the eerie single Dimaryp, Same Old Sky is the second single from Northwest’s upcoming first album, which will be out in January 2018.
This new song by this London-based duo features an innovative and experimental sound, where classical instruments, tube organs and heavily-reverbed join forces with Mariuca García-Lomas’ melancholic vocals.
After a successful tour around Spain, Northwest will be showcasing their mesmerizing music live at 93 Feet East (London) on November 10th and Bristol. This Spanish-born project will kick off an extensive tour that will bring their mesmerizing live shows to countries such as France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy or Russia.
Northwest was founded in 2015 in the UK by multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ignacio Simón and producer, visual artist, composer and singer Mariuca García-Lomas They have been compared to artists such as Robert Wyatt, Julia Holter, Scott Walker and Portishead thanks to their self-produced singles Reflection, Wind, Look At Me and Dimaryp. Northwest has managed to create an original and otherwordly atmosphere thanks to their unique blend of experimental music, ethereal and enigmatic layered vocals, classical orchestration, delicate production and nostalgic lyrics. Their upcoming debut album is one of the most awaited and promising projects of the independent music scene.
Hours alone. Low lights, late nights, and soft melodies.
This is how NH-born composer Brad Couture crafts his music from start to finish - writing, playing, recording, and mixing all his own material in the isolation of his studio. From the first hammer strike on piano string, to the last synthesizer wrapping up all in a warm blanket, his sonic structures are constructed with care - emotionally inspired and acoustically defined.
From the sparse, ambient piano arrangements stretching to full orchestral swells backed by chiming guitars, his melodically driven songs weave uplifting crescendos with melancholic introspection to paint cinematic soundscapes.
With the release of Brad’s new album, Lower Tones, Brad has drawn additional inspiration from neo-classical styles of composition, replacing some the roaring guitars and pounding drums of previous releases with the gentle swells of ambient noise and solo cello. Lower Tones provides the perfect atmosphere to plug in earphones, and unplug from the world.
This is Brad Couture's a first full length album - He wrote, played, recorded and mixed every song himself.
“An ordinary narrative” is EP for the little moments in our lives. Bold, repetitive and simple are three suitable words to describe the material in “An ordinary narrative”. This EP is the representation of Nhung Nguyen everyday life – a narrative which is both real and surreal. Seven piano pieces with a touch of soundscape are processed with a minimal level of editing to create a sense of imperfection. The raw quality of these pieces carries Nhung Nguyen's honest and sincere feelings toward life, memories and music. “An ordinary narrative” is the theme for the dreamy time of the youth.
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.
Davenport Rex is a music project based in Detroit, Michigan. Their sound is diverse and challenging, yet accessible and appealing. The band’s music stands out as a combination of tasteful progressive rock, with shades of various influences, ranging from alternative to symphonic hard rock, just to mention a few.