March 2016, Chris Hunt released albums Tomb I and Tomb II which he describes as follows: “Armed with harsh noise and lush cinematic textures melded with emotive passages, Tomb and Tomb II were developed in a timeline marked by a tree crushing a house, grueling heartbreak, and the death of Hunt’s sister. The projects draw all of these experiences together in a cataclysm of sound and collapse. ”
Trimming Moods plays violin in the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Nacional de San Juan. Born in Ukraine, he now lives and works in San Juan, Argentina. He started practicing violin when he was child with his father, also an violinist. Besides playing violin and guitar, his true passion is creating music. Whenever he has time, he works on his musical projects which are an avenue for him to experience music and explore infinite possibilities without relying on anyone.
Shaun Allaway is a composer whose music captures the imagination. He explores historical events and tries to capture the experience of that time period. Currently he is working an album called Forest of the Dark of which he says, “Everything will be as if it was back in Roman times, mixed with dark fairytales and ambient structures and some piano melodies that turns into a beautiful enigma.” He describes his musical experience below:
“As I entered through this storm of enchanting melodies and gifted abilities, I then saw a piano that was too big for me to play when I was only three. My first impression was just to play to see what it would sound like. When I grew up to eight years old, my father taught me chords but only that alone. I followed it through since I had no friends growing up as a child and the piano was the only one and only. I started to listen to Mozart, picked up his rotation, his habits, and his progression. I duplicated, I corrected it and took then took it deeper to sound like my own Amadues. Now I have composed over 10,000 songs since then as I mix myself with Mozart’s Techniques and Vivaldi’s Symphonies combined.”
From his Forest of the Dark album are his tracks “Entering Storm” and “Darkness of the Betray”‘
Official Website: http://www.numberonemusic.com/shaunallaway
Swoop and Cross
Swoop and Cross (S&C) is the musical alias of Ruben Vale, a multi-instrumentalist and composer who was born in Portugal and currently resides in London. This project, which started in 2015, blends ambient and electronic music, focusing on building melodic drones and soundscapes. The latest track by S&C, “Skopi”, tells about gazing at the night sky and naming inexistent constellations. It will be featured in S&C’s first LP to be released in the first quarter of 2017.
Roland Vas is a composer from Bekescsaba, Hungary. In the early 90s he began composing music in synth and industrial. During this time he also formed a band called Syntax Error. In the early 2000s he began creating new age and electronic music under the name of Abyss. His music also features the combination of classic and authentic instruments. Roland says of his music, “I recommend my musical trips to people who want to forget the every-day pressure and just was some relaxing time by listening to my songs.” His single “Desert Sound is featured below.
Composer and performer Anne Garner’s Be Life Relived album is a new interpretation of her 2015 album Be Life. The album is a soundscape of soft vocals with classical and electroacoustic elements focusing on emotional dynamics. Contributors to the album include: Christoph Berg, Louis, Mute Forest, High Skies, James Murray and Dean Honer. Be Life Relived is available here from Bandcamp with the single “Come In” remixed by Christoph Berg featured below.
Official Website: http://www.annegarner.com/
Michael Muchnij is a composer, filmmaker, and photographer. His recent release Distortions addresses themes concerning life, death, and time and is available here on Bandcamp. Distortion’s album discussion can be found here.
Official Website: http://www.michaelmuchnij.com/
Marcus is a new producer with recent releases including singles “Finesse” and “The Past is Over” both available from Bandcamp. Of “The Past is Over” Marcus writes, “The Past is Over“ is about staying with the times to remain relevant.”
In Love with a Ghost
In Love with a Ghost (also known as Maël) is a pianist who began creating music four years ago. She is currently working on two new eps to complete the first Let’s Go EP which is available here on Bandcamp! The name ‘In Love with the Ghost’ was explained by Maël as: “In Love with a Ghost was just an idea about transforming the feeling of loving someone who isn’t as you expect, a ghost so, into music.”