Alexei Aigui – 1000 Miles Till The Next Embrace EP

Our friend and noted composer Alexeï Aïgui was just featured here recently for his releases, Palimpsest and Alcohol, at the end of July, and it seems that he’s kept himself quite busy as of late, so we’re pleased to announce this EP, a soundtrack to the film 1000 Miles Till The Next Embrace, a documentary …

Alexei Aigui & Ensemble 4’33” – Palimpsest

A debt of thanks is owed to Alexei Aigui, a friend of this blog as well as one of Russia’s finest composers and violinists.  He and his troupe, Ensemble 4’33” bring a sweeping cinematic album which will appeal to those who enjoy composers like Steve Reich, Michael Nyman, and also more interesting aspects of progressive …

(Video) When Dusk Meets Dawn – A Journey Through Baltic Music

I have a deep love of Baltic culture which kind of makes sense since my maternal line has roots in what is today Kaliningrad, Russia, but was, for centuries, German and Baltic (Old Prussian) soil. The music in the region possesses a magical quality to it, quite unlike any other region in Europe. ARTE.tv produced …

[Youtube] Sofia Gubaidulina – Sieben Worte for cello, bayan and strings

No reviews today, as I will be celebrating Easter weekend (for those who are confused, it is because most Eastern Orthodox celebrate Easter using the Julian Calendar) with my friends.  To honor Good Friday, I offer to you Tatar-Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina’s magnum opus, Sieben Worte for cello, bayan and strings.  It is a composition dedicated …

Daniel Thomas Freeman – The Silence After Life (Original Film Soundtrack)

Soundtrack music is always welcome in my inbox, especially if it is quiet, brooding and sets a heavy mood for an indie film.  I can’t say I know too much about Daniel Thomas Freeman, but now that we are in contact, I look forward to hearing more albums which blend ambient, experimental and soundtrack music …