Mihail Doman and the Rise of Film-free Soundtracks

It doesn't seem so long ago since solo piano was the new Flying V electric guitar: Michael Nyman's score to The Piano was, perhaps, the catalyst upon which the likes of Ludovico Einaudi swiftly pounced. In turn, quiet was the new loud, contemporary classical composers like Arvo Part relishing the opportunity to whisper sweet somethings …

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Drunk driver tragedy spawns emotional indie-pop EP from Brighton’s own Luna Blue

Brighton’s own funk-rock band, Luna Blue, sourced inspiration for their highly emotional debut EP after the best friend of one of the band was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2015. The talented four piece put their creative talents together, writing the song ‘Welcome Home’ in dedication to their friend. The song was performed …

Manchester electro-pop duo TONICA avoid city’s brit-pop cliché with debut single ‘Save Yourself’

Manchester-born Tonica are looking to break out of the box with their fresh, vibrant brand of electro-pop. The brooding beats, vivacious synths and warped vocals make for an interesting heavy alt-pop sound. The song creates atmosphere through its cinematic sound and expressive lyrical content, as it speaks of the plight of modern day love. The …

Album Review: ‘Apex’ by M3staken

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken/sets/apex From beginnings as a rapper, the artist and music producer, M3staken, has decided to put together a soundtrack album called Apex. The new instrumental album attempts to create a new fusion between several genres, whilst maintaining its rooting in hip-hop. The 8-track mini album may be short, but it certainly delivers on its intentions. …

The New EP From AT- ATs On The Beach

https://soundcloud.com/user-243680122/sympathy-for-the-devil-at-ats-on-the-beach-remix AT-ATs On The Beach (ATATOTB) are a Los Angeles based group of producers who create ambient, downtempo chill music with a distinct edge. Their unique approach to creating music take in influences from film composing and they have even remixed a number of classic songs from iconic artists. For example, the new EP features …

‘Angel Touching Down’: Bayonesse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNsSIuYZCT0 No stranger to the dramatic, lead vocalist Christy Lee Rogers, is taking a pause from her hectic fine art career as an underwater artist, to collaborate with fellow artist and musician Ryan Murphy – forming the alternative indie rock band Bayonesse. Rogers is known internationally by the press as the contemporary version of Baroque …