Kara-Lis Coverdale – Grafts

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Kara-Lis Coverdale is “one of the most exciting young composers in North America,” proclaims The Guardian. It’s not hard to understand why.

Her new 22-minute track ‘Grafts’ is gorgeous, rolling in hypnotic piano layers and echoes, “never fully coming to a resolution,” as Boomkat describes it, “Lingering on like a slowly dispersing plume of smoke.”

Between listening to this and the new Actress record, I feel like I’ve been living in another world for days.

Saltland – Forward Eyes II

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Rebecca Foon is Saltland, a Montreal-based cellist. Her newest album A Common Truth features a well-rounded mix of classical music, gentle electronica, and floating vocals.

The track ‘Forward Eyes II’ is one of the more ethereal tunes on the album, strung out in cello, violin, and a looping instrumental synth.

Dream to sleep…

Julien Marchal – Insight XX

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Julien Marchal is a composer from Bordeaux, France. Insight II is a follow-up to the initial 2015 album of the same name.

The track ‘Insight XX’ rings with a beautiful, smooth piano theme that “takes the listener inside the piano,” he says.

This reminded me of a quote I recently discovered from the naturalist John Muir:

“Most people are on the world, not in it.”

Lovely stuff. Check out the incredible music video and more on Julien’s Bandcamp page.