Kovlo’s music moves between romance and anger, hope and despair, creating a melancholic and anxious soundtrack for the contemporary, the past and the future world crisis. The band released their latest album “Timelapse” this year on Fluttery Records.
Vinc2 (“vincz”) is a mainly-instrumental project by a self-educated musician, composer and sound engineer Vincent Coudert who was born in 1988 within the Paris region. He started to compose his own music as early as at the age of 16. Now, living in The French Alps, he has created music that aims to take you among the mountains of his soul. In this beautiful musical landscape, you will encounter delicate piano, discreet beats, dreamy cello, aerial clarinet, ethereal sound and a calm, reassuring vocal tone. On the other hand, to your excitement, you can also experience a fly-through a thunder of electric guitars and electronic experimentations.
Vinc2’s album “By The Third Sea” was, according to the composer itself, born in special conditions. Even though all the musical pieces were already made between 2007 and 2008. What caused such a significant delay of the release of the album then?
“More than ever, I put my whole soul into it. Certain events forced me to consider this album as if it was the last. I re-worked it again and again and as I gradually acquired real professional equipment for my home studio, I was able to shape my ideas. This, however, did not happened immediately, I needed to learn what all my new “playthings” can do first.”
Regarding the name of the album, the composer leaves us wondering what the actual third sea might be. He wants to keep our minds unbiased by his own images. However, there is an album cover for those who want at least a tiny peek into the composer’s imagination and at the universe he attempted to recreate.
“By The Third Sea” was originally to be minimalist but gradually, the instrument tracks have gradually accumulated. In the end, the album has a very dense production and looks like a sea of sounds, it feels like a slow boat rocked by the waves in the middle of a starry ocean, sometimes calm, sometimes unbridled. The near absence of rhythm was intended to strengthen the feeling of floating.
This album is a piece of life. We hope those of you who immerge into it will feel very good. If you are ready to get lost in a sea of feelings, you can weigh anchor and let the boat of your thoughts leave the firm ground.
Jet Plane is a band from Bryansk, Russia whose music unites such styles as post-rock, ambient, art-rock; and violin and bagpipes played by multi-instrumentalist Igor Zyuzko add a clear folk rock touch to the band’s sound.
But it’s not about the genres or desire to express something special in each tune – every listener is free to imagine whatever they are willing to hear in the music. That’s why there’re no vocals, which you have to get used to at first, and it contributes a lot to the freedom of perception.
Jet Plane is something cosmic with a little of Eastern scent and a shade of calm sorrow, resonant and melancholic, and warm like a summer breeze, imperceptibly recognizable and familiar in the heart of hearts.
“Pipe Dream” is the third Jet Plane album. Its mood, emotions and imagery have been inspired by events going on around us – in the here and now. Beautiful airy tunes entwine into an atmosphere of tension and dismay, ethereality and featheriness are followed by a vibrant crescendo. Peace and harmony seem a pipe dream; but it has long been considered just as inapproachable for a man to hit the skies and fly. So let us dream.
Classic post-rock harmonies enframed by violin remind of Mogwai and Yndi Halda. Apart from that, Jet Plane employ bagpipes and nyckelharpa, which is the band’s specialty distinguishing them from the rest. The album sound has been also moulded by famous Japanese musicians and sound producers Takahiro Kido and Kashiwa Daisuke having worked on album’s mixing and mastering.