New Music Excess

Akira Kosemura – Polaroid Piano

Posted in Acoustic, Ambient, Piano by newmusicexcess on March 18, 2010

 Akira Kosemura - Polariod Piano

Track listing:

  • Hicari
  • Faire
  • April
  • Would
  • Sign
  • Tale
  • Look
  • Tyme
  • Guitar
  • Venice

Akira Kosemura at Amazon

Reviewed at:

Pitchfork – http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13980-polaroid-piano/

Boomkat – http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=239358

The Silent Ballet – http://www.thesilentballet.com/dnn/Reviews/2009/November/tabid/147/ctl/Details/mid/608/ItemID/2893/Default.aspx

Textura – http://www.textura.org/reviews/kosemura_polaroidpiano.htm

 

Genre(s):

  • Ambient
  • Piano
  • Acoustic

 

Similar artists:

 

Further information:

@Official Website – http://www.akirakosemura.com/

@MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/kose0606

@LastFM – http://www.last.fm/music/Akira+Kosemura

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thisquietarmy

Posted in Ambient, Drone by newmusicexcess on March 12, 2010

thisquietarmy

Bother! I missed checking Eric Quach out when he played Halifax last night. That’s what you get for not checking The Coast as soon as it comes out. Although, it does mention that he has specially created a soundtrack for Yassine Ouhilal’s art opening at Argyle Fine Art today (Friday 12th March 2010).

http://www.myspace.com/thisquietarmy

Oh well, YouTube to the rescue. Here is an excerpt of a performance from April 11th 2008  in the attic of the Trepid House (http://www.trepid.org) in Waterloo (Ontario) .

I’ve also managed to write a little Java application, using NetBeans IDE, which allows me to look up similar artists on last.fm without going to the website. I have restricted it to the fist 10 similar artists at the moment. Here is what I get for thisquietarmy.

app

So, the top ten Similar Artists to thisquitearmy, according to Last.fm data, are:

  • Aiden Baker and thisquietarmy
  • Nadja
  • Aiden Baker
  • Destroyalldreamers
  • yellow6
  • Below the Sea
  • Victory and Good Hunting
  • My Education
  • Jasper TX
  • Our Ceasing Voice

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NoTwist – Sturm

Posted in Ambient, Minimal, OST by newmusicexcess on October 29, 2009

Notwist - 'Sturm'

Track Listing:

Vilina Kosa Version
Jan
Sarajevo 1
Prayer
Simon
Storm 1
The Hague
Jonas
Storm 2
Sarajevo 2
Sturm 2

The most recent album from NoTwist is the soundtrack to the Hans-Christian Schmid motion picture ‘Sturm’. Released September 2009 the album consists of hypnotic ambient pieces which just seem to hang unsuspended in space.

Slow electronic swells and piano loops combine with xylophone, glockenspiel, accordion and violin to produce a truly hypnotic experience.

Interview with Martin Gretschmann of the Notwist: