istimtā’ – a romanticised take on the Arabic word ‘إِسْتِمْتَاع’, meaning ‘jouissance’ or ‘enjoyment’. The instrumental album from composer Horny Cricket explores this concept wholeheartedly.
Creative production blends retro and contemporary flavours, promising a strong groove and plenty to contemplate, as producer and artist Eddie Moore kicks off his jazz-fusing album Intuition.
Creative composer and sound artist Robert Dilemma openly indulges in self-defined guilty pleasures, for this extensive and uniquely eclectic new project The Soft Parts.
Brilliantly produced by JimmyAli, Cheque showcases the very best of the sharp-witted and compelling sound of Mahogany Jones.
The comfort and escapism of alcohol stands tall in the optimism and brightness of the music, whereas the darker reality of the grip of addiction pours through in the relentless longing and lostness of the lyrics.
Funky bass and hi-hats lead us into the seductively intimate groove of Monstrous’ latest two-track EP You Want More.
“…I’m struggling daily, barely making it through the night, and it seems our struggles are so different but so similar… mostly I don’t have the time, to see what you see.”
Beautifully arranged, with subtle vocal flavours throughout and fragments of rhythm and warmth all around, Sunday Alchemy is a finely crafted and faultlessly performed guitar piece, with a summer edge of peaceful celebration at its core.
Completely refreshing in style, humble and laid-back in topic and delivery, the whole thing shines new light on what’s possible when devotion, professionalism and fun join forces in modern music.
Bristol’s Ben Asante lays down a series of creative gems throughout the musically immersive, impressive and ambient Blossoms & Sorrows.
Originals that captivate with ease thanks to a considerate fusion of real-world fragments, live instrumentation, lyrical contemplation and lashings of space.
Creative composer, contemporary instrumentalist and artist of consistently unique, expressive design – Art Tawanghar continues to raise the bar in world music and electronic production.