We have released the new edition of the ‘Modern Recordings Selections’ Playlist on Spotify – curated by Robot Koch! The award winning artist, producer & composer from Berlin released his latest ambient rework project ‘The Next Billion Years (Foam and Sand Reworks)’ in May 22. For this edition of the Playlist Koch has selected 30 of his favorit electronic and ambient tracks, creating a truly special and immersive listening experience.
Violinist, composer, and Grammy Award-winning sound engineer, Simon Goff, and multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Katie Melua, today unveil their new single ‘Textures of Memories’, the second track from their forthcoming collaborative album, Aerial Objects!
“Some Other Place” is Meredi’s new solo piano album and a rework of her last released ambient album „Trance”. The three main melodies from “Trance” run through seven piano variations. It’s about “wishing yourself far away, to another place – to find solace there and so also to find yourself,” says the Berlin-based composer, pianist and producer. “The moment I play the piano I become the music. I am not here anymore. I am on that other side. That other place.”
‘Hotel Stamba’, was the second song the Simon Goff & Katie Melua wrote for their up-coming collab album ‘Aerial Objects’ and is a love song to the eponymous hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia, where Katie spent the first eight years of her life. The accompanying video – which is also out now – celebrates architecture, pivoting from man-made spaces and shining a light on one of the great architects of nature, bees.
We have released a new edition of the “Modern Recordings Selections” Playlist on Spotify – this time currated by Modern Recordings´ very own Tara Nome Doyle. Tara presents us with a broad selection of some of her favorite tracks, showcasing her own catalogue, as well as music that inspires and excites her.
With the release of “The Next Billion Years” (Foam and Sand Reworks) Robot Koch decided to zoom in on his grandiose album project with Kristjan Järvi and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic orchestra, “The Next Billion Years”, giving its tracks a stripped-down ambient rework. Foam and Sand is Koch’s ambient soundscape and visual project, which runs parallel to the composer’s eponymous releases. Using mainly tape recordings, the signature Foam and Sand sound is created with loops that magnify their regularities and imperfections of the recordings and which are then shaped by the artist into hazy meditative journeys.
Last year’s album from the Moritz von Oswald Trio saw the band release, Dissent; its most Jazz release since its inception in 2008. New recruits in the form of experimental musician Laurel Halo and drummer Heinrich Köbberling brought fresh perspectives and processes as they continued the exploration of the spaces where Dub, Jazz, and Techno interact. Now, Dissent Remixes restores balance to these three elements as three generations working in the sphere where Dub and Techno converge reinterpret Chapters 2, 4, and 6 from the album adding new texture and rhythms.
Robot Koch teams up with visual artists Magnificent Mater and the Monom 4D Soundsystem to invite listeners and spectators to an immersive audiovisual experience in a new location in Berlin, on Thursday, May 26th. German composer and producer Robot Koch, together with visual artists Magnificent Mater invites listeners and spectators to experience the new album “The Next Billion Years (Foam and Sand Reworks) in an immersive audiovisual experience.
Award-winning composer Robot Koch has released “Post String Theory” (Foam and Sand Rework) today, which is the 3rd single leading up to his new ambient rework of his latest album “The Next Billion Years”. Just as the upcoming album the track bridges modern classical and ambient sounds. Koch removed the original’s pulsating electronics and crescendo strings, focusing instead on highlighting subtle melody fragments. “It’s an exhale. It could underscore the credits of a movie that took an unexpected but beautiful turn in the end,” says Koch
Meredi has released “Watching You Waltz”, which is the second single from her upcoming album “Some Other Place”. “Watching You Waltz” reveals the final theme from Meredi’s song “Watching You” from her latest album Trance. The waltz is part of the idea of wishing yourself somewhere else, of feeling somewhere else, in order to find comfort and thus to find yourself again.