Axel Boman is back with his latest album called Luz. This is the Stockholm producer’s first fresh sounds in a decade since his breakthrough debut album, Family Vacation. Containing nine songs and featuring many guests and his longtime collaborators Robin Ekemark (design) and Erik Lavesson (words and art direction). Boman maintains his strong house music foundation while still sounding fresh and unlike any other artist in his field. The album is also offered in Dolby Atmos mastering for those seeking to go beyond the usual listening experience.
“Acid Distortion” has layers of sound for your ears to grab onto, and his use of samples is [...]
Tangerine Dream is releasing Raum, the band’s second studio album, after the passing of the founder Edgar Froese in 2015. Raum continues Tangerine Dream development of the concept of its precursor EP Probe 6—8. The seven songs were composed and produced with full access to Froese’s Cubase arrangements (and Otari Tape Archive with recordings from 1977-2013). Tangerine Dream is Thorsten Quaeschning, synthesizer, sequencer; Hoshiko Yamane, violin, electric viola; and Paul Frick synthesizer, sequencer. Together they bring us an interestingly satisfying late-night real-time performance combined with classic studio productions, sequencer-driven haunting [...]
Moods is back with a project recorded live in Leiden during the peak of the pandemic. Recorded with a full band, Music Ruined My Life has Moods electronic music balanced with soulful contemporary R&B, funk, and jazz. Music Ruined My Life presents eight tracks of intricate and uncaged spin of the Moods sound, which has been consistently hailed by tastemakers globally and sampled by the likes of Logic. Moods explains, “There really wasn’t a huge concept or target for this record; it was more about tapping into the pure joy of making and creating music,” he explains. “The pandemic was such a weird time; there was a lot of uncertainty in all [...]
London-based composer Mike Lazarev is back with a beautiful mini-album called Out of Time. The ten songs flow and are constructed as a soundtrack to an imaginary film. Out of Time is the debut for his label and a standout work in his own high-ranking projects. “The protagonists of this imaginary film are constantly fighting against the fleeting moments on this plane. But it is less about death than it is about living. And most of all, it is all about time,” Lazarev writes. He is right: Out of Time is melancholic – movingly sad, but behind the sorrowful melodies lies a powerful affirmation of life, warmth, and the human [...]