It's holiday time & we're very pleased to welcome Icelandic composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Snorri Hallgrímsson to the Moderna Records family. He is a long-time collaborator of composer Ólafur Arnalds, and has worked with him on various projects, including 'Island Songs', 'The Chopin Project', and the BAFTA-winning score for 'Broadchurch'.
Snorri Hallgrímsson's genre-bending upcoming debut album was mainly recorded in Arnalds’ studio in Reykjavík and and will drop 16th of March 2018, with the first single 'Homeless' out now.
Watch the video for 'Homeless' by Icelandic artist Katrin Helena Jonsdottir
Brand new track from Feather Beds's upcoming LP Blooming is premiering today over at GoldFlakePaint
"the four-minutes of ‘Play Dead’ unravel with an ingrained sense of composure and balance, bringing to mind Peter Broderick in his more refined moments, able to blur genre lines until all your left with is a standalone piece of distinct and exceptional music in its own right."
Head over to give it a listen: https://www.goldflakepaint.co.uk/first-listen-feather-beds-play-dead/
We're very pleased to announce the signing of London-based composer, producer and pianist James Maloney. Moderna will release his debut full-length album Gaslight on July 7th - and we're sure it'll make the perfect accompaniment to your summer days!
:: 1st single + CD/Digital pre-order will be up next week ::
James studied music at Oxford University and after graduating in 2011, found his own voice in minimalist composition and songwriting, which led him to the sounds and style present on Gaslight. The album is a vibrant debut effort that is built around an old piano, accompanied by trumpet, vibraphone, glockenspiel & subtle electronics...
This Thursday May 11th, we're putting on a great evening of modern classical / ambient / instrumental music right here in Montreal with friends, collaborators and Moderna artists. If you're in town, be sure to join us at Casa del Popolo to catch some music by Ed Carlsen, Fredrik Gran, Justin Wright and some very special guests. Very special mention to the inimitable Montreal-based Quasar quatuor de saxophones who will join us to perform music by Fredrik Gran.
Happy to announce the newest member of the Moderna family: Dublin-based composer / songwriter Feather Beds (aka Michael Orange). We'll be releasing his second LP "Blooming" this September, and it'll be our first catalogue entry featuring vocals! Head over here to give the album track 'Play Dead' a listen !
Moderna Records is celebrating Record Store Day 2017 with the release of its very first vinyl in partnership with Return To Analog : Montreal neo-classical composer Tambour’s Chapitres.
This collection presents a selection of tracks from Tambour (aka Simon P. Castonguay)’s acclaimed EPs Chapitre I and Chapitre II, here reunited under a single banner and pressed on limited-edition high quality vinyl with brand new artwork by Marie-Pier Meilleur.
Daigo Hanada's solo piano LP drops on Moderna this February 24th - Here is a first glimpse of the album !