Filed under: This Month's Favs | Tags: Ólafur Arnalds, HAUSCHKA, Huva Network, James Murray, Jasper tx, Letna, Offthesky, Origami Biro, Pan American, Playb, Top 10 Albums For March
Nottingham-based Tom Hill shifts course from his beat-driven electronica releases on Wichita Records to sculpt an eccentric album of classical guitar and organic environmental samples for the Expanding Records label. Cracked Mirrors and Stopped Clocks opens with impending doom, as cinematic strings and spidery guitars emerge from a tunnel of noise, fading into estranged solo acoustic guitar refrains.
Sometimes I come across music that leaves me speechless and touches me in that secret place that most music fails to penetrate. I like to call it the emotional melodic membrane. When it does occur (and it is rare), it manages to enthuse a sense of awe and wonder for the world and a new passion in musical experiences. Well thanks to Ólafur Arnalds that experience was relit this morning whilst listening to his new release “Variations of Static”. Hard to sum this release up in words really, but for those who are fans of Digitonal and Bersarin Quartett check this guy out as I am sure you wont be disappointed….