The Aquaerials – Nightmare for the Bold (Spotify)

The Aquaerials – Nightmare for the Bold
(Spotify)

The Aquaerials – Nightmare for the Bold (Spotify)

Nightmare for the Bold is a haunting, atmospheric, Neoclassical piano piece inspired by the 1959 Anti-Drinking and Driving film of the same name. As an instrumental piece, it's open to interpretation, but ultimately, it's about loss and regret. The Aquaerials is Mark Swanson, an instrumental musician who writes, produces and self-releases records from his basement in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His minimalist songs combine elements of folk, post-rock, neoclassical and electronic music. The Aquaerials sound is largely piano-based, backed by mellow instrumentation, rhythmic and melodic piano, orchestral strings, synthesizer and rock beats.

Rick Gallagher Project – Wait (Spotify)

Rick Gallagher Project – Wait
(Spotify)

Rick Gallagher Project – Wait (Spotify)

The 2nd single released from an upcoming 12 song felted solo piano project. Inspiring, hopeful, relaxing track. Perfect for study, relax, chill playlists. Rick Gallagher Project is the cross-genre music platform of Pittsburgh based composer/pianist/producer Rick Gallagher

KINGDØMS – Senses (Video)

KINGDØMS – Senses (Video)
Video

KINGDØMS presents “Senses” – a vivid response to the question of what really matters ‘when it all goes dark?’ Here a wild, dreamlike party captures the music, the connection, and the people that live on past the revelry – the true measure of living life to the fullest.

Wriddyl – Take a Little Bit (Spotify)

Wriddyl – Take a Little Bit
(Spotify)

Wriddyl – Take a Little Bit (Spotify)

Take a Little bit is one of the anchor tracks off Intrusive Thoughts that launched 1-24-20. Cincinnati-based Wriddyl paints picture-perfect scenes with his music, and his esoteric, downtempo beats are prone to pulling on heartstrings. With sombre tones and soulful licks that echo the complexities of human vulnerability, Wriddyl’s music is as deep and emotive as it gets

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Methyl Lily – Maidenhair (Spotify)

Methyl Lily – Maidenhair
(Spotify)

Methyl Lily – Maidenhair (Spotify)

Methyl Lily is the ambient-electronic music project of producer Tyler Wells Lynch. Like “cellar door,” the name is phonaesthetic—it signifies nothing more than the sound of its utterance. As an instrumental project, Methyl Lily strives to cultivate a similar purpose: a study in contrast and change, major and minor, wordless dynamics through light and dark. Nothing more than the joy of sound.

Afenginn, Danish String Quartet, Teitur – Skapanin (Spotify)

Afenginn, Danish String Quartet, Teitur – Skapanin
(Spotify)

Afenginn, Danish String Quartet, Teitur – Skapanin (Spotify)

Composer and musician Kim Rafael Nyberg aka Afenginn’s 7th album “Klingra” - a post-classical piece with roots in the Faroe Islands. With a sound palette of two pianos (played by Faroese Teitur and Dánjal), a string quartet (The Danish String Quartet), pedal steel guitar, synth bass and two drummers the track starts in an ambient atmosphere with small sparkling particles of dust and hope floating in the air. These are mixed with a distant Morricone-like whistling from Teitur, which gradually brings out a simple melody in the piano. The musical layers are solidified by the determined drumming and through a grounding maelstrom builds up to a climactic release.

Gregory Paul Mineeff Interview on Nagamag.com

Gregory Paul Mineeff
Interview

Gregory Paul Mineeff Interview on Nagamag.com

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
Ambient, Modern-classical, Electronic, Downtempo, Chillout, analog textures, analog and acoustic instruments, alternative.

Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist from Wollongong, Australia. I began my life as a musician beginning with piano but stopped to pursue the guitar and rock music. As a teenager I was obsessed with the electric guitar, fixated on the music of Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, ACDC and Pink Floyd. Jimi Hendrix's music and the way he constructed melodies and harmonies, as well as his improvising, has always fascinated me. Along the way I became interested in music for film and classical music and began collecting and playing as many acoustic instruments as I could. Piano became a fixture in my life and I began composing simple minimal piano pieces, collecting many over the years. No matter what instrument it is, my fascination with music is always around the act of creating something new, composing and constructing a new piece of wonder. I composed my album GRIND in response to the beautiful natural surroundings of my home in Wollongong and since releasing this album have enjoyed collaborating with many artists around the world. My second full length album After Today was released in January and I am looking forward to seeing how it goes about finding its place in the world.

Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
I have always loved music and it has always been something that just felt right to me. From the first time experiencing music from my grandmother's organ to the music classroom at school I knew it was for me. I was always into music of the 60's, 70's, 80's and early 90's with it playing constantly in my home whether it be Pink Floyd or Dire Straits. The music that really connected with me at that time was Nirvana. I loved the rawness of the music, the edginess to it, the minimalistic and simple nature of each song really resonated with me. The minimal aesthetic of those compositions influences me to this day. Music was the way I identified my place in the world as a teenager and the place I sought refuge. I made many cassette tape recordings of instrumental guitar pieces and experiments throughout this time. Following from this I loved the improvisation style of Jimi Hendrix, particularly pieces like Little Wing. His edginess and always being on the edge makes his style particularly appealing. I love the work of Nick Cave, the simplicity of the compositions and the rawness are always an inspiration. As time went on I became interested in music for film, particularly the work of Danny Elfman, and I absolutely adore Neil Young's score for the Jim Jarmusch film Dead man. I was always seeking out rawness in music and artists I felt were risking a little, pushing boundaries, which led me to the work of Bjork. Her music is always a beautiful departure from the ordinary. It also connected me to the world of electronic music and the infinite possibilities available for modern composers and musicians. Another artist I respect enormously is Radiohead and the solo work of Thom Yorke. I am endlessly fascinated by their boundless creativeness and the unique music and place they have created. Boards of Canada and the world they have created for themselves to exist is an endless source of inspiration as are the minimal piano compositions of Philip Glass. All of these artists have influenced my current music in various ways. The artist who has perhaps inspired me the most though, is Yann Tiersen. I adore his solo piano work and everything he has done, the album Skyline being my favourite with the track The Gutter a particular favourite. Ultimately, my love of music is in the act of creation and the immediacy of this construction. I absolutely love and am influenced by literature, art and music and my response to this and my own creation of art is an integral part of the process.

Nagamag:
What Are you working on at the moment (Jan. 2020)?

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
I am fascinated by vintage analog instruments, analog synthesisers, electric pianos, tape effects and acoustic pianos. and I am working on composing more solo piano pieces. My goal is to be as simple as can be while conveying a sense of melody. I am also working on performing my new album After Today live with film projection and look forward to developing this project. I always look forward to more collaborative projects too.

Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
Foo Fighters "Exhausted"

Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
Yann Tiersen "Penn ar Lann"

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Ab The Audicrat – Studio Rapper – Instrumental (Spotify)

Ab The Audicrat – Studio Rapper – Instrumental
(Spotify)

Ab The Audicrat – Studio Rapper – Instrumental (Spotify)

Albany, New York native Brendan Paulsen has made it his mission to simply create the type of music that he wants to listen to: a soundtrack that is indubitably solid, polished and delectable. Producing under the moniker Ab The Audicrat (previously Abs01ute), Paulsen has spent the last 15 years honing his craft and studying all elements of hip-hop. His body of work includes production for artists such as C-Rayz Walz, Bender, Giant Gorilla Dog Thing, Astronautalis, Xkwisit, Jimmy The Loch, Caucasian, Benn Grim, Timmy Wiggins, Grimace, Climax and Intikana, among others, with his catalog as a solo artist including Absolute Hip-Hop (2005 and 2011) and The Game of Rap: Altered Beats (2011). In 2014, he produced the vast majority of Giant Gorilla Dog Thing's double LP HORSE, which was released via Pig Food Records and heavily represented the innovative rap coming out of the criminally slept-on upstate New York area. In 2017, he and Shyste released their collaborative Lord of the Flys LP. Ab The Audicrat is happily entering the next chapter of his career, set to kick off with Abstrumentals Vol.1 & 2, a 2 part instrumental series releasing in early 2020

Anemoia – The Leak (Spotify)

Anemoia – The Leak
(Spotify)

Anemoia – The Leak (Spotify)

Born from Improvisations of a trio in Dadeland area of Miami, FL. All vibe, groove, melody, and atmosphere.

Sine – Exit (Spotify)

Sine – Exit
(Spotify)

Sine – Exit (Spotify)

Great, relaxed Chillout / Downbeat track with a punchy beat. Perfect to close your eyes and drift away.