What is immediately noticeable when you listen to Human Centerpiece’s debut album “Dormin” is the sheer amount of variety on the release. The texan producer has kept an open mind when it comes to genre, incorporating characteristics from a full spectrum of his music taste, rather than limiting it for continuity’s sake. However, despite this, “Dormin” is anything but lacking continuity. Human Centerpiece has kept it tightly woven together with attributes known only to him; a masterful control of dynamics and space, as well a hint of sweet, gloomy darkness.
Following “Blue Days” and “Jazz Sh*t & Real Book Vol.1”, we are proud to announce Wilbury’s third release “Jazz Sh*t & Real Book Vol.2”, which will be released both digitally and as a combined cassette tape with the previously released Vol. 1, bringing the two together for a complete collection of Wilbury’s various jazz / hip-hop orientated experiments.
Producer and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Woodham’s debut album “Sanctuary of Dreams” proves itself to be nothing short of an intense and absorbing journey into our psyche. An experimental album which tests the limitations of genre, “Sanctuary of Dreams” is at it’s heart a spiritual experience which explores our emotions in depth. From sorrow all the way through to euphoria, it makes for a deeply cathartic listen and an entrancing escape from both body and mind.
If there ever was an EP that could capture the essense of yin and yang, “The Unknown” would be a successful contender. As a collaborative EP between sar.casm and Behind Clouds, two producers with vastly different approaches to music, “The Unknown” by nature juxtaposes itself, and yet what the two producers have ended up with is a harmonious blend of their two contrasting styles.
Hailing from Maryland, USA, producer and guitarist Mirrorish’s debut album “Every Other Color” is bound to surprise you. At a glance, the album appears to sit comfortably under the jazz hop umbrella however, it is in fact an eclectic fusion of genres, inheriting characteristics from not only hip-hop but post-rock, chill wave and shoe-gaze. With it’s irregular beats and psychedelic riffs, it’s a distinctive collection of songs which engages you with it’s unpredictable tendencies.
Aviary Bridge Records’ fourth seasonal compilation album, “Summer” released on 31th August 2018, brings the series around full circle as we begin to enter Autumn once again. For the final seasonal challenge, Aviary Bridge Records once again gave their roster a theme and an image to base their music around. This time the challenge was to capture the essence of a summer evening, where the sociable nights are long and comfortably warm due to the lingering sunlight.
Dust Collectors and Aviary Bridge Records have joined forces once more, this time in the form of a collaborative summertime collection featuring the best artists on their rosters, as well as guest features from some of the biggest names in the instrumental hip hop scene. The result is 38 minutes of pure summer vibes over 15 dusty, jazzy and lo-fi hip hop instrumentals.
A trip hop album with dark, cinematic elements, “Episodes” immediately evokes a dusty city vibe which Zesik deftly puts together using a complex mix of intense, hard drum breaks, distorted synths and vintage detuned pianos.
“A Day in Sam’s Life” is about sar.casm’s cat and takes the listener through a typical day in sar.casm’s inimitable style, reflecting Sam’s different activities, moods and of course sleep – because anyone who’s ever owned a cat knows that they sleep – a lot!
Aviary Bridge Records’ third seasonal compilation album, released on 25th May, again challenged their artist roster (as with the “Autumn” and “Winter” compilation releases). This time the brief was to use organic/natural sounds and instrumentation to celebrate the coming of Spring.