Introducing Josh Alexander

We’re thrilled to welcome Josh Alexander to the Moderna Records family. Based in Bristol (UK), Josh is a composer / musician whose work fuses classical piano with synthesizers and ambient electronics. His debut LP Hiraeth drops right here on November 2nd! We'll have plenty of sounds from the album coming your way over the next couple weeks.

Summer Singles Series

We're kicking off this HOT summer with a set of singles by some new collaborators. It's such a treat to discover so much great music, and we're looking forward to sharing a selection of tracks that have caught our attention. First up is 'Sarah' by Melbourne based pianist/composer Jake Lowe & 'Blocks' by Missoula (MT) based composer/musician Maxy Dutcher.

Snorri Hallgrímsson - Orbit (Pre-order)

Icelandic composer/producer Snorri Hallgrímsson's debut album 'Orbit' will drop on June 15 and is now available for pre-order on CD/Digital from our Bandcamp store.

Recorded primarily at Ólafur Arnalds’s studio in Reykjavík, the album sees Hallgrímsson expanding his classical background with elements from electronica, choral traditions, and film music. The result is a stunning blend of haunting strings, distorted beats, intimate pianos, and the composer’s own ethereal voice. The album features strings performed by the Budapest Art Orchestra and engineering/mixing by Addi 800 (Björk, Sigur Rós).

- Intervals -

Piano Day is always a special one for us, as we are fortunate to collaborate with so many creative pianists. On this 88th day of the year, we have a special in-studio video of Daigo Hanada performing his piece 'Futari'.

The track is part of our intimate / minimal piano-based compilation 'Intervals', which is out today! Big thanks to each of the pianists / composers who made this such a special collection of music - Ed Carlsen, Manos Milonakis, Sebastian Morawietz, Sten Erland Hermundstad, Jacob David, James Maloney, Snorri Hallgrímsson and Daigo Hanada. Happy piano day!

Piano Day 2018

Spring is on its way and so is Piano Day!

This year we've put together Intervals, a collection of stripped down / intimate tracks with a minimalist bent to go along with the breezy season to come...

'Intervals' features six previously unreleased compositions from our roster and two by special guests. Discover an improvisation by Daigo Hanada, b-sides from Ed Carlsen's 'Elusive Frames' & James Maloney's 'Gaslight', a never-before-heard piece by Jacob David (recorded before his album 'Omkuld'), a second sneak peek of Snorri Hallgrímsson’s upcoming debut album, an exploration for acoustic and wurlitzer piano by Manos Milonakis, a miniature by Sten Erland Hermundstad and a nocturne by Sebastian Morawietz.

  Artwork for intervals is by the endlessly talented  Tilman Zitzmann  (Geometry Daily).

Artwork for intervals is by the endlessly talented Tilman Zitzmann (Geometry Daily).

Snorri Hallgrímsson's debut single

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.

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Watch the video for 'Homeless' by Icelandic artist Katrin Helena Jonsdottir

Feather Beds - Blooming (out October 27)

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:

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...