8th March 2018
New artist and album, Bob Holroyd with "The Cage" now playing on MPR
Over the course of his musical career Bob Holroyd has pioneered music that crosses musical and cultural boundaries, and as a result his music is influenced by a diverse array of sights and sounds from around the world. Holroyd's music has often included influences from his extensive travels in Africa and Asia, and ranges from intense walls of percussive drumming -- as on his cult club classic “African Drug” -- to delicate atmospheric soundscapes, such as the beautiful “Looking Back” -- a track recorded for the “Sanscapes” project to highlight the plight of the Kalahari Bushmen, whom he collaborated with. Similarly, he also recorded the Islamic Call to Prayer at Regent's Park Mosque, writing a moving and dramatic piece around the haunting vocal by Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens).
Bob Holroyd’s album The Cage once again brings this master of sound manipulation and musical space-shaping to the forefront of the avant-garde music scene with his intriguing exploration and eclectic experimentation. Inside The Cage album, this U.K. multi-instrumentalist and sound-designer states the recording’s premise: “Freedom is a larger cage, a longer page, a wider stage. True freedom comes not from escape, but allowing everything in.”
More information on Bob Holroyd and his music is available at his website bobholroyd.com
16th February 2018
New artist and album, Fuzzmuzz with "An Imperfect Circle" now playing on MPR
Winston Harrison creates music that has texture, color and finds freedom from structure. Dreamy sonic landscapes that wander over hills from dark places into the light. Winston recorded his first album as "Fuzzmuzz" back in 2005. After touring extensively with singer-songwriter Gabe Dixon, he found freedom in creating these formless loops of sound. "One" is characterized by hypnotic rhythms and his identifiable guitar and lapsteel. His music was featured on ambient radio shows like Echoes and Musical Starstreams. The second release "Hearts of Wandering Clouds" marked a departure from rhythmic pulse and deeper into textural sonic painting. Influenced by the music and thinking of Brian Eno, Winston likes to create music that never repeats the same way twice. "I can create music that moves beyond me when I add in chance". Interestingly enough, his sock drawer functions the same way. No two socks ever meet twice.
“An Imperfect Circle” is the third release from Fuzzmuzz. All 3 releases can be found on iTunes, CDBaby and Spotify
14th January 2018
Upcoming album release entitled "Apophenia" from Richard Dart now playing on MPR
Richard Dart makes atmospheric, ambient music using a wide variety of synth and more natural keyboard voices and effects with occasional guitar.
Based in Brisbane, Australia, Richard Darts ambient music often contains elements of Rock and Pop music, he plays synths, piano, organ, slide guitar and also sings a little.
The new double album "Apophenia" is due for release on the 2nd of February and will be available via Bandcamp
2nd January 2018
Wishing all our Listeners and the Artists who create the music a Happy New Year.