James A. McDermid – Kern-​Host (2018 :: Whitelabrecs, WLR049)

"Kern-Host," released on Harry Towell's Whitelabrecs is the third part in James' trilogy dedicated to his late sister, Harriet... The initial record [to the trilogy] "Ghost Folk," made up of 25 emotive tracks & was released on Polar Seas Recordings on 21 April 2017. Earlier this year, KrysaliSound released the follow-up, "Tonal Glints" on 18 February 2018...

Machinone – Pieni (2018 :: Flau, FLAU75)

Pieni hits all the right tones and melodies with gentle elegant notes. Gut guitar, clarinet, banjo, and reed organs are featured alongside a myriad of experimentation. Perhaps the self-titled album track itself, 'Pieni' describes the dreamy music of Flau Records out of Japan and Machione -- Sanriku-raised Daizo Kato – a multi-instrumentalist and composer that is currently based in Atsugi via Tokyo. Pieni features lovely talent spanning soundscapes and interludes.

Andrew Tasselmyer – Tines (2018 :: Flag Day Recordings, FDR17)

Visionary Andrew Tasselmyer, also known as a third of Hotel Neon alongside extremely equally talented Michael Tasselmyer & Steven Kemner are fresh off a Fall Tour with prodigious sound architects Marcus Fischer and Benoît Pioulard. Additionally, to that extent, Hotel Neon just released a brand new tour tape not too long ago, entitled "Inward".

With a myriad of responsibilities and a tour just wrapping up, you would think that Pennsylvania resident Andrew Tasselmyer would be crunched for time...

Cédric D. Lavoie – 88 (2018 :: Preserved Sound, PS51)

Cédric D. Lavoie releases his newest work, "88" 23 November 2018 on the respected cinematic modern classical Preserved Sound music label. The inspiration for such a serene collection of his latest pieces was found during hard work traveling on tours as a double bass player. Lavoie took it a step further to form cleverly-written layered soundscapes that are lush, and yet, at the same time perplexing simple melodic harmonies that manifest their way into complexity.

K-Conjog – Magic Spooky Ears (2018 :: Schole Recordings, SCH-056)

Schole Records out of Japan is constantly searching near and far for talented virtuosos to feature on their world renowned and respected music label. November 2018 is no different than the normal formula of high-quality, emotive works; respected diverse Italian electronic music producer K-Conjog AKA Fabrizio Somma joins Schole with glorious electronic instrumentation, vocal experimentation, acoustics, and intelligent layered productions.

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