Combining strings, guitar, vocals, flute and clarinet, Visionary Hours creates slowly evolving pieces full of space and gently revealed micro melodies. Using genuine tape delay created through a Revox B77 reel to reel tape recorder played by Richard Formby (Spectrum, Mogwai, Dakota Suite), as well as other tape effects to create warm swathes of sound that underpin the melodies, the result is an album that sits somewhere between the acoustic-ambient and modern-classical genres.
Haruki is the pseudonym of composer/sonic artist Boris Snauwaert from Ghent, Belgium, who creates sonic environments through the precise, meditated amalgamation of a diverse variety of sounds, both musical and non-musical. In any given track Haruki combines any or all sound sources; field recordings, acoustic instruments, acoustic noises, found samples, sampled instruments and so on.
Walden Pond's Monk is the brand new album from Portuguese musician and composer Tiago Sousa. Following the limited vinyl-only album InsÃ³nia released in 2009 on German label Humming Conch, Walden Pond's Monk is the first album from Sousa released worldwide on both CD and LP formats.