Rocket Miner is a post-rock/instrumental band from Chicago, IL with heavy reverb drenched majestic landscape shaped by crushing yet cascading guitars. At their very first live performance, it's not unbelievable that Chicago band Rocket Miner was mistaken by an attendee for Russian Circles, another bombastic instrumental outfit from the area. Both bands deliver devastating distortion and ear-ringing quakes of sound in a genre that didn't have many heavyweights as of 20 years ago. But while Russian Circles take darker turns and incorporate metal-esque riffing, Rocket Miner's songs tend to blossom in slow-motion, like flowers blooming, giving plenty of time to allow the sweeping grandeur to earn its reward.
"Berlin 1927" is an ambitious project started in early 2012 by the four young Belgian musicians of Belgian post-rock band We Stood Like Kings. They were offered the opportunity to write an original soundtrack for Ruttmann’s 1927 silent movie “Berlin, die Sinfonie der Großstadt”. Their evocative music, ranging from the very soft to the very loud, suits the atmosphere of the movie particularly well. Both music and film blend into a unique experience for the audience.
We Stood Like Kings stand where instrumental rock meets classical music. Expect complex post-rock with strong progressive influences, in which several entangled melodies are combined in such a way that you will feel inclined to let it slowly ripen in your ear…
Joshua Rubin's debut solo recording, "There Never is No Light" (TUN 002) features landmark works representing forty years of electronic exploration in contemporary music. The album highlights music by Suzanne Farrin and Olly Wilson, newly commissioned works by New York-based composer/performer Mario Diaz de Leon and Mexican composer Ignacio Baca Lobera, alongside world-premiere recordings of computer music pioneer Mario Davidovsky and a new electroacoustic work co-composed with pianist Cory Smythe.
Shotgun were a 1970s rock band from the Dallas area in Texas, US. The band consisted of Guy Houston on drums, Hugh Coleman on bass, John Michael Soria on lead guitar, Russ Skarsten on keyboards, and Billy Metcalf on lead vocals. The band's 1976 album Dallasian Rock was remastered and reissued by ShroomAngel Records, in 2014. Reviewing the album for seaoftranquility.org, Pete Pardo awarded the album five stars and said: "This is incredible material that should have been huge back in the day, and the amazing thing is it still sounds fresh and exciting here in 2014. The ShroomAngel team have done a wonderful job on the remastering, so be prepared for a killer listening experience."
HIDEKO UDAGAWA has performed extensively throughout the world and captivates international audiences with her artistry and enthusiasm. Critics have acclaimed her performances, commending her passionate commitment, dazzling agility and refinement of taste. As a protégée of Nathan Milstein, she has inherited the great Russian romantic tradition of violin playing.