Our fall single series is under way, and first up is this beautiful piece by Danish pianist and composer Jacob David. "To me Dvale is about breathing and pausing, falling into a deeper state of calm. It's the danish word for hibernation." - JD
Eight tracks of dreamy synths enveloping layers upon layers of carefully crafted piano melodies.
Multi-instrumentalist Kyle McEvoy and producer Goosetaf teamed up to remix Ed Carlsen's track Words. Lofi beats, groovy guitar hooks and ambient synths meet to create chill vibes perfect for late night drives...
Julia Gjertsen's new track Floating is out of the box! Have a listen to this sonic treasure, out everywhere today. Can't wait for the full album to reach your ears on November 1st...
Some new music today for you reminiscent of summer evenings :) This is a fun one - a 'self-remix' by Tom Adams of his track Particle IX (original version from 2014). This makeover sets the piano on layers of oscillating synths and lo-fi beats - it doesn't get any better than that!
We'll be releasing Oslo based pianist / composer Julia Gjertsen's LP 'Fragile' on November 1st! It's a profound collection of tracks built around densely layered pianos and synths recorded in her home studio. Have a listen to the record's lead single 'The Fountain' - it's out today on all music services .
Today's the day!!! Ed Carlsen's new record Morning Hour is born into the world, and what can we say...give this thing a listen!
Ed has truly crafted something wonderful, creating an uplifting and fresh batch of songs that are at once profound and hopeful. Catchy piano and guitar driven hooks meet impeccably layered production as his modern classical roots blossom into a beat driven and electronic world.
Hands, Heart - the third single from Ed Carlsen's upcoming LP Morning Hour - is out now! The track is an introspective look at the relationship between physical proficiency (hands) and inner creativity / soul (heart). You can discover the beautiful and patient musical gestures crafted by Carlsen with his trademark impeccable production on all digital outlets.
Sebastian Plano has done a lovely rework of Tom Adams’ track Particle V and it's out now in all of those digital shops and streaming sites. Can’t think of a better to start the week-end!
Constellations is Tambour at his finest - evocative piano melodies and ambient analog synthesizers paired with sweeping strings and french horn arrangements performed by the Mommies on the run string quartet (Patrick Watson) and Pietro Amato (Arcade Fire) - delicate and intimate moments give way to dramatic overtures, pulling the listener into a world of wonder.
Mixed by Mark Lawson in Montreal and mastered by Martyn Heyne at Lichte Studio (Berlin).
We are very excited to announce the upcoming release of Ed Carlsen's sophomore LP Morning Hour on September 27th. Written, recorded and produced over the last two years in Denmark, Poland and Italy, the record finds Carlsen taking his melodic modern classical sensibilities to new terrain, fusing string textures with electronica and melodic piano with swelling electric guitar, all the while exploring a diversity of upbeat and downtempo feels. We'll be sharing sounds, visuals and tidbits about the record throughout the summer, so stay tuned!
You can pre-order a CD / digital copy of the album + stream the first single Words on your favorite digital platform here : https://orcd.co/ec-words
Written on his in-law's piano on Imperial Street in Toronto, this number was intended for his 2018 record Orbit. It was tough not to see it make the record as we fell in love with it, but came to agree that it had a different vibe to the rest of the album. A year after Orbit's release, we're excited to be sharing this one with you.
Here's the listen link: https://orcd.co/sh-imperial
We couldn't be more excited to announce that Daigo Hanada’s solo piano EP Ouka is out now! You can stream / download these seven intimate vignettes from your favourite platform, and purchase a limited edition CD copy here: https://orcd.co/ouka
Tom Adams' brilliant LP Particles is out now on all digital platforms and in limited edition CD format. These ten explorations for piano and electronics are filled with a gentle curiosity and a singularity in vision. What are you waiting for, give it a spin!!
And be sure to check out this mini in studio documentary shot on location in Berlin by Alex Kozobolis. Tom discusses his process for the record, which includes working with live electronics as a collaborative partner.
We're extremely pleased to announce the release of Daigo Hanada's solo piano EP Ouka on 21 June 2019! Seven imaginative and intimate piano pieces that pick up right where Hanada left us in 2017 with his debut Ichiru...
Pre-order a limited edition CD or digital copy of Ouka over at our Bandcamp store : modernarecords.bandcamp.com/album/ouka
Richard Luke’s LP Glass Island is out now!
We can't wait for you to give this 12 track beauty a spin, to discover the subtleties of each carefully layered piano chord, synth tone and string gesture. You can order a limited edition CD copy of the record or stream / download it from your favourite platform.
Berlin based producer / songwriter Tom Adams' LP Particles drops June 7th and is now available for pre-order! This is a stunning series of explorations for solo piano and tape recorded in 2014, and we're very excited to be giving the album a worldwide release with a fresh master by Martyn Heyne and artwork by Roman Moriceau.
This April 12th we'll be releasing Glasgow-based composer & producer Richard Luke's new LP 'Glass Island' - written and recorded in collaboration with violinist Amira Bedrush-McDonald. You can now stream the lead single from the album over on Spotify + pre-order 'Glass Island' on CD/DL from our Bandcamp store.
Our 2nd annual holiday sale is now on! Get 30% off any & all of our releases from now until December 31st with the promo code MODERNDAYS. Thank you all so much for making this an amazing year, and can't wait to share new sounds with you in 2019!
Check out these 4 fantastic reimaginations of songs from Snorri Hallgrímsson debut record by Peter Gregson, Luke Howard, Slow Meadow and Tom Adams. Needless to say this little album is brimming with some mighty fine music. Follow the link to your favourite digital platform: moderna.fanlink.to/Orbit_Reworked