Padma Purana’s first EP release via Aviary Bridge Records, “Blur”, is an intricate, organic and emotive work of art. By combining the hard hits of trip hop drums with cascading instrumentals, the greek producer creates a gorgeous juxtaposition between these two characteristics, resulting in a dark yet mystical aesthetic.
Upon listening to Elleodin’s debut EP “Iridescent”, one can almost see the colours and imagine the smells of the dreamscapes Elleodin has created. Largely fuelled by her sound-colour synesthesia, each track has a unique atmosphere saturated in floaty synths and organic instruments. Accompanied by instances of her vocals, bass guitar and recordings, and through various techniques and experimentation, the result is five tracks that wildly differentiate from each other and yet fit beautifully together.
Roshi’s first album release with Aviary Bridge Records is an evolving and boundless project which explores various sectors of the electronic music scene. An album filled with contrasts, “Cold Summer” is indeed an apt description for the release. In the background, nostalgic summery vibes combine with gentle icy ambience. In the foreground, organic instruments gently play alongside aggressive synthesised basses. One of “Cold Summer”’s most notable characteristics is it’s spaciousness; this is an album that should be listened to on headphones for the full intended experience.
Ethereal, spacious and heavily emotive, LeVirya’s EP “I’m Right Here” was written for his mother, who sadly passed away on the 1st of April after a long fight against cancer. A direct link to Permentier’s headspace at the time, “I’m Right Here” explores the ebbs and flows of the feelings that come from having to say goodbye to someone you love. For this emotionally charged EP, LeVirya is joined by Garot Michael Conklin, who brings out this release’s sentimental vibes with his sublime trumpet solos.
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.
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’ 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.
Nomenclature (aka Espen Skagen) started experimenting with musical instruments aged nine and was producing his own music by fourteen, eventually leading to a career in the film industry as both a filmmaker and composer. Naturally, his music is heavily inspired by producers like Jon Hopkins, Burial, Nils Frahm and Jamie. Favouring the sounds of trip hop, trap and synth pop, he textures his music with a combination of heavy beats and bittersweet melodies .