Regional traditions, songs, field recordings, dark drones, and psychedelia – the French scene is in bloom. Join me for a run-through of the most interesting musical gems from France.
– Piano doesn’t have to be a beautiful instrument with a Steinway concert hall sound, but it can be a piano that sounds like it came out of an old movie. This happens when it imitates another instrument – not a keyboard instrument, but a percussion or guitar instrument. This is how piano music can be rediscovered – says Grzegorz Tarwid, pianist and composer.
– I know what the sound is going to be in the end. Before I start to record something, I’m making cymbals on purpose for that. If I have the sound in my mind, I’m trying to reproduce it on a cymbal or gong. I always have new ideas which come to me when I want to make a new record – I always develop new elements – says João Pais Filipe, a drummer and sculptor.
The coronavirus pandemic, music in streaming, locality, Bandcamp Fridays, and 30 albums that made 2020 a little less frustrating. Translation: Aleksandra Szkudłapska 2020 will be remembered
From collective improvisation, through minimalism, ambient passages, drones and heavy guitars. Here’s my showcase of the most interesting Astral Spirits AD 2020 releases. Translation: Aleksandra Szkudłapska