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“Player, Piano”, Daniel Lanois´ new album, is out now!

“Player, Piano”, Daniel Lanois´ new album, is out now!

We are glad to announce that, together with her long-time friend and collaborator Hania Rani, Dobrawa Czocher has won the award for “Best Music Video” at these years Opus Klassik Awards. The Polish duo who recorded their first album of original music Inner Symphonies under Deutsche Gramophon in 2021, was honored for the music video of their single Malasana. Hania and Dobrawa will perform a small show at the official ceremony on October 8th.

New string version of Tara Nome Dyole´s “Caterpillar” is out now – EP “æ” coming soon!

New string version of Tara Nome Dyole´s “Caterpillar” is out now – EP “æ” coming soon!

On Tara Nome Doyle’s recent album, »Værmin«, »Caterpillar« is a big, opulent piece; the new string quartet version on her upcoming EP »æ« reveals nuances of fragility and power. It has been arranged by the Icelandic composer and conductor Viktor Orri Árnason whose score was recorded by the Belgian Echo Collective in Brussels. Doyle wanted to approach her work from a different angle, to further explore the album’s melodies and the relationship between the musical accompaniment and her singing. Her new exploration of her latest album, in form of the upcoming EP “æ”, will be available soon!

Daniel Lanois releases “Eau”

Daniel Lanois releases “Eau”

After the emotinal “My All” and “Inverness”, “Eau” is the third single to be released by Daniel Lanois in anticipation of his upcoming album “Player, Piano”, which will be available on September 23 of this year. Daniel Lanois himself describes this track most precise: “Eau is the simplest melody on my piano record, it has lullaby and hymn in its spine.” Listen to the song now by download and streaming! “Player, Piano” will be premiered by Lanois during the Modern Recordings showacse at the 2022 Reeperbahn Festival, on the day of the release.

“Garden Gaia” by Pantha du Prince is out now!

“Garden Gaia” by Pantha du Prince is out now!

Since 2012 Hendrik Weber aka Pantha du Prince has dedicated himself to a comprehensive project that has long shined brighter than his other releases and which is now reaching a tentative artistic peak with Garden Gaia. After the album Elements of Light in 2012, which was recorded with The Bell Laboratory, came Conference of Trees in 2020, this time as a soloventure. What unites these three albums is that Pantha du Prince has dedicated them to theme of “humans as nature” – in the sense that humans unfold and flow out of their surroundings as bodies. Now, in August 2022, the album finally sees the light of its release. An extensive tour is already set to take place and as a foretaste of the live shows one can now listen to the album via download, streaming or by purchasing the CD and Vinyl edition.

The Modern Recordings Showcase at Reeperbahn Festival

The Modern Recordings Showcase at Reeperbahn Festival

Modern Recordings returns to Reeperbahn Festival to present its second showcase! Starting of the evening will be the newly signed polish cellist Dobrawa Czocher, giving attendees a sneak peak into her upcoming album “Dreamscapes” which will be released in January 2023. British composer, conductor and producer Robert Ames will then join forces with long-time collaborator Ben Corrigan, performing their collaborative 2022 album “CARBS”. As the grand finale Daniel Lanois will perform, among other tracks, singles from his album “Player, Piano” which will be released on the day of the showcase.

Pantha du Prince releases the second single of upcoming album “Garden Gaia”

Pantha du Prince releases the second single of upcoming album “Garden Gaia”

Pantha du Prince´s second single of his upcoming album “Garden Gaia” is out now! The new  track “Blume,” which is German for “flower,” received its final polish through a conscious act of letting go. Pantha du Prince sent what was for him a finished track to Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg in Oslo, who then intervened and rearranged everything. And it was Kieldsberg’s idea to have Helena Tusvik Rosenlund sing an additional track over Hendrik Weber’s reverberated vocals. On the track Pantha further allows for extremely fragile musical moods to simply exist and bolsters them with frequencies that seem to naturally communicate with us.

Simon Goff talks to MusicTech about his work in the studio in new interview

Simon Goff talks to MusicTech about his work in the studio in new interview

Simon Goff, producer, composer, violinist, and recording engineer, talked to MusicTech in light of his new joined release with Katie Melua, “Aerial Objects”. He reveals compelling insights on his first time working with a vocalist, adapting and re-thinking his sound to create the perfect match between two sonic worlds. Goff further goes on to show of his progress of working in the studio, his special gear, and tools, and gives a piece of advice to those who are seeking to build a studio of their own.

Pre-Sale starts for Daniel Lanois´ “Player, Piano” – first single “My All” is out now!

Pre-Sale starts for Daniel Lanois´ “Player, Piano” – first single “My All” is out now!

“Player, Piano”, the new upcoming album of Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Daniel Lanois is up for pre-sale now! The album features a series of exotic instrumental piano performances and was recorded at Lanois’ studio in Toronto with the help of co-producer Dangerous Wayne Lorenz. “Player, Piano” will be available September 23rd. The first single “My, All” is out now!

Simon Goff & Katie Melua talk about “Aerial Objects” with Composer Magazine

Simon Goff & Katie Melua talk about “Aerial Objects” with Composer Magazine

In a new interview with Composer Magazine, Simon Goff and Katie Melua talk to Jim Ottewill about the start of their friendship and eventual artistic collaboration on a joint project that would later become their newly released album “Aerial Objects”. Simon and Katie offer a close look into their creative process and how the combination of their unique approaches to creating music became a natural fit to create a whole new sound.

Listen to Robot Koch on Brian Funk´s Podcast

Listen to Robot Koch on Brian Funk´s Podcast

Modern Recordings´ Robot Koch was the latest guest on New York-based musician, producer, and Ableton certified trainer Brian Funk´s  “Music Production Podcast”. On episode 257 “Creating Worlds and Atmospheres with Robot Koch”, Funk and Koch discuss in depth Koch´s latest album “The Next Billion Years (Foam and Sand Reworks)”, as well as Kochs various TV placements and scores. Koch further shared how he tries to create worlds within his music that are full of emotional impact and explains how he stretches his abilities to find new musical ground.

Plaid remixes “Citadel of Kicks” by CARBS

Plaid remixes “Citadel of Kicks” by CARBS

For the second edition of the CARBS “remix series” Robert Ames and Ben Corrigan chose the electronic music duo Plaid, which consists of Andy Turner and Ed Handley, to remix the first single, “Citadel of Kicks”, of their joint project. Ames had the following to say about his decision to work with duo: “Plaid have been a massive part of my musical diet for a long time, their brand of IDM had a big influence on me when I was a Warp obsessed student in London and their music has really stuck with me.”

“Aerial Objects” by Simon Goff & Katie Melua is out now!

“Aerial Objects” by Simon Goff & Katie Melua is out now!

Today violinist, composer, and Grammy Award-winning sound engineer, Simon Goff, and multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Katie Melua, reveal their stunning collaborative album, Aerial Objects. The album is available digitally and on CD now via BMG Modern Recordings and will be available on vinyl on September 2. It features previously released singles ‘Hotel Stamba’ and ‘Textures Of Memories’ alongside new tracks ‘Tbilisi Airport’, ‘It Happened’, ‘Aerial Objects’ and ‘Millions Of Things’.

Pantha Du Prince releases the first single of upcoming album!

Pantha Du Prince releases the first single of upcoming album!

One year after the release of his last album “429 Hz Formen von Stille”, Hendrik Weber aka Pantha Du Prince is getting ready to release his new album “Garden Gaia”. The first single “Golden Galactic” is out now, accompanied by a visualizer. In “Golden Galactic” Pantha du Prince delineates a golden shimmer that’s like a primordial substance for life – the desire to live: “I recorded ‘Golden Galactic’ during a really special moment. I was awake and this golden shimmer slipped through my fingers and turned into sound. I kept playing and playing on a synthesizer while listening to myself play. Then I listened to this music with Friedrich Paravicini. Afterwards, he composed strings for it – it’s like a musical dialogue.”

Meredi´s version of Tara Nome Doyle´s “Crow” is out now!

Meredi´s version of Tara Nome Doyle´s “Crow” is out now!

Released on her 2022 album “Vaermin”, “Crow” was one of Tara Nome Doyle´s leading singles. Now fellow Modern Recordings Artist Meredi has given the track her very own touch in the “Crow (Meredi Version)”. Meredi says this about the reworking Tara´s song and the ispiration behind her version: “There are some connections that stand out in life. Brief moments that we get to experience together and that we wish could last forever. Making my version of Taras song “Crow” was a beautiful journey to the core of her melody, which encapsulates bittersweet story behind the song. I wanted to translate her lyrics into the way I played the piano. There is this sense of hope, something we never want to give up on. That keeps us striving forward although we feel helpless.”

Daniel Lanois to release new album with Modern Recordings!

Daniel Lanois to release new album with Modern Recordings!

We are very glad to announce that Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Daniel Lanois will release his new upcoming album “Player, Piano” through Modern Recordings on September 23rd of this year! Lanois is not only one of the most acclaimed and influential producers of the modern era (albums for everyone from Bob Dylan and Neil Young to U2 and Peter Gabriel) but also a prolific and critically acclaimed songwriter, having composed scores for Oscar-winning films and blockbuster video games in addition to releasing more than a dozen genre-bending solo records. He is truly an artist that is all about Music That Matters.

‘Modern Recordings Selections’ – curated by Robot Koch!

‘Modern Recordings Selections’ – curated by Robot Koch!

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.

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