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Neoclassical Music

Neoclassical music is defined as the modern classical music. As the well known Classical music refers from the 18th to 19th century, the corresponded music compositions of the 20th century have been categorized as Neoclassical. The used instruments and the music style is not necessarily affected by the ages but Neoclassical music is mostly referenced and credited to the era that the song has been written as well as the era of its composers/artists. The most famous instruments which may be listened to a Neoclassical track are Piano, Violin, Double Bass, Cello, Harp, Flutes while the list doesn’t end here and the combination of multiple instruments, the amount of each one and even solo performances of a single instrument may vary. Tempo and rhythm also is not limited to this music genre but the dramatic majority of Neoclassical music compositions have no lyrics/vocals.

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Selsom – Hagl (Spotify)

Selsom – Hagl (Spotify)

Hagl by Selsom is an emotive "morning" piano theme with delightful harmonies and beautiful performance. A recording which captures the performance moments of the artist like been sit next and enjoy the silence, where everything filled only from the beauty of the notes.

The Norwegian language has 100 words relating to snow. Hagl, meaning hail, is part of Selsom's one year long project releasing one piano lead Ambient / Neo-classical composition a month. Hagl is a pacy yet mellow solo piano piece, imitating the small, bouncing hail stones, beautiful performed on a Yamaha U1 upright.

Selsom is the composer alias of songwriter and producer Stian Vedøy. Hailing from a windswept west coast island in Norway, with not much else to do other than playing music, Vedøy started having piano lessons as a 6 year old. Having given most of his adult years too his indie folk pop project, Firewoodisland, he has now decided that it is time create an outlet for his piano lead compositions. With hints of misty and organic sounding synths and other sonic nuances, Selsom takes you to an atmospheric and cinematic state of deep focus.
https://www.selsommusic.com/

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Kepa Lehtinen Interview on Nagamag

Kepa Lehtinen Interview on Nagamag

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

Kepa Lehtinen:
Classical, cinematic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kepa Lehtinen:
I was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1971 and began studying music in childhood, eventually learning to play piano, synthesizers, theremin, and drums. I went on to study Sound Design at Finland’s Aalto University and I have since written music for many films, commercials, and TV productions. My work has appeared in award-winning Finnish titles such as Kimmo (TV series), Almost 18 (feature film), and A Stone LeftUnturned (short film). I released my first solo album, Playing Theremin, in 2018. In 2019 I released Helsinki in November and 2020 album “It Is OK To Be Sad And Dark”.


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

Kepa Lehtinen:
As a child, the Queen was the biggest. Seeing live aid on tv and year after that seeing band live (on Stockholm). Point of no return.


Nagamag:
Does your music have any underlying messages in it?

Kepa Lehtinen:
Strong melodies over anything else.


Nagamag:
Is music political? Should it be?

Kepa Lehtinen:
I have been on some political projects, including "I Have Only Just Begun,” a song for gay rights in Russia. It made Boy George cry and Madonna said it is something Putin should hear.


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?

Kepa Lehtinen:
Placebo "Running up that hill"


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

Kepa Lehtinen:
Ryuichi Sakamoto "The Sheltering Sky"

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Hideyuki Hashimoto – choral (Spotify)

Hideyuki Hashimoto – choral (Spotify)

Choral by Hideyuki Hashimoto is a gently, well performed, emotive piano with chill and romantic notes that engage a daydreaming.
A theme that could be your "breakfast" sound to start a new fine day. Taken from his album "April - Water" released on nlart.

Hideyuki Hashimoto (b. 1986) is a pianist/composer born in Osaka Japan, currently based in Kagawa Prefecture. He utilizes space in his improvisational performances and composition. In 2012, Hashimoto released two works Earth and Air, throughout Japan. His music has a delicate spacial beauty with a feel of vivid imagery and has been appreciated as a work of superiority in an array of reviews published both in Japan and abroad. In addition to first being appointed to compose the music for film in Hungary, he has also appeared in Japanese audio magazines and had his music featured in such commissions as JAL flight broadcasts. In 2013, following the Setouchi Triennale 2013, Hideyuki Hashimoto partook in the Sea’s Terrace event with his spacial music in Takamijima, and with an upright piano from the island, represented the region’s atmosphere with music, leaving the audience with a deep impression of beauty.
http://hideyukihashimoto.com/

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Ambient Music

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Richard Norris – Elements (Bandcamp)

Elements fuses warm analogue synths, widescreen ambience and pulsating, subtly changing sequencers, creating a hypnotic, mesmerising work. Elements will be reimagined as a live show in 2021.

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Steve Roach – Painting In The Dark (Bandcamp)

In this new atmospheric opus, pioneering composer and artist of the transcendent – Steve Roach explores the confluence of texture, tonality, sonic abstraction, continuity and space with a set of 6 interconnected paintings in motion. The spirituality of sound is central within these emotional landscapes with infinite horizons. In the way a visual artist mixes their colors and utilize the natural light-infused ambience of the studio to support the piece as it evolves, Roach initiated these mystical sonic states under the influence of the late hours at night. Within the shroud of natural darkness and a few low level lights in the studio supporting the creative flow, these paintings in the dark were born. Steve often finds parallels in his creative process to that of a painter or sculptor and aspired in this direction before discovering electronic music as his main form of artist expression. Painting in the Dark presents an aesthetic that is unique to Roach’s work – embracing the mystery and wonder of sound as a constant evolving companion to the ongoing bloom of consciousness.

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Salar Niknafs – Point of Departure (Spotify)

Salar Niknafs – Point of Departure (Spotify)

Point Of Departure from lar Niknafs is an ambient drone with deep mysterious atmosphere in a hypnotic way, while explores more the dark side of the genre yet delivers dramatic cinematic feelings.

Artist shared few words with us about this track:
"The premise of 'Lesser Lights' was to create a narration, emotionally raw and personal, hopefully the sounds come through as it was intended.

Sketches were mainly done in Melbourne tram 64, where I spent a couple of hours a day commuting. Much inspiration was found in the railway hum and clunk, as from the co-travellers in the window seat. The sound of the album although preserved for the most part, occasionally developed into sections perverse enough to be noticed.

A greater deal of inspiration was drawn from Abul Mogard, Rafael Anton Irisarri and Loscil, whose music I listened to every other day. The tracks where then recorded and mixed in an unforeseen lockdown in mid 2020."

Few words about the artist:
Salar Niknafs (PhD) is an Iranian composer, musician and visual artist based in Melbourne Australia. Salar has a fascination for ambient, drone and post-minimalism music and in his art he primarily engages with experimental aesthetic forms. His recordings mainly utilise guitars (bowed or plucked), synthesisers, strings and hand drums.
https://salarniknafs.com/

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Chillout Music

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Aiguille – Day and Night (Bandcamp)

Time is split in half. Half day and half night. Aiguille’s cohesive EP begins with the sun: “Daylight” and “Daydream”. We hear birds, running water, the globe in motion. “Day and Night”, the third track, satisfies the symmetry and sees the setting sun. The welcoming of the moon. The project’s final two tracks, “Nightfall” and “Nightglow”, expose the evening. We hear the twilight echoes. The animals active in the trees. It’s a rhythmic experience, enjoying 24 hours in under 15 minutes.

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G Bersa – Interstellar (Spotify)

G Bersa – Interstellar (Spotify)

Interstellar from G Bersa, is a fine laid back lofi chill hop, released on 001/20 compilation by EMIC Entertainment.
Brilliant layering and solid sound production delivers a wonderful listening yet relaxing experience.

G Bersa, born in 1981, is a Beat-maker of Apulian origin (Arnesano, LE). In 1997 he approached Hip Hop culture and actively participated as a breaker in the Fiacche Cumpagnie and Centrum Funk crews. In 2007, he became a member of the Southfam crew and collaborated with the Sudest Records label where he had the opportunity to produce the first songs. Assisted by the reliability of the members (Mani Mala), he created his first musical project, a completely self-produced mixtape entitled CRUNK EAT, characterized by electronic drumlines and simple loops. In 2009 he met a young Brenno Itani with whom he made the single "hombre que pasa" participated by Cobrakay and Nico Royale. He composes the track "Una Chance" in the album of the Syracuse rapper Izio Sklero and with the same he reappears, years later, in the track "Che ci faccio quà" in which Kiquè appears at the talk box. In the following years, for Mopashà he produced the singles "Appiccio la mia brasa" and "Babilonia", for Hector Dalai, the single "Nostalgie", for Young Bolo, the single "Contanti" and "Maraglio", for Jake La Furia and Guè Pequeno, the track "Disco Exclusive". Appears in the street album "Pugni in faccia" by Rap Pirata, in the track of Inoki, Mad Dopa and Lu Marra entitled "Bad Man". He currently collaborates with Emic Entertainment and lives in Bologna.
https://linktr.ee/g_bersa

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itsokaylove – LYFE (Spotify)

itsokaylove – LYFE (Spotify)

Lyfe is the new single of USA producer itsokaylove, which captures fast your attention with its melodic mellow guitar drive, a lounge laid back atmosphere with sweet beats yet a melancholic mood through its sound story.

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Indie Electronic Music

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Aiguille – Day and Night (Bandcamp)

Time is split in half. Half day and half night. Aiguille’s cohesive EP begins with the sun: “Daylight” and “Daydream”. We hear birds, running water, the globe in motion. “Day and Night”, the third track, satisfies the symmetry and sees the setting sun. The welcoming of the moon. The project’s final two tracks, “Nightfall” and “Nightglow”, expose the evening. We hear the twilight echoes. The animals active in the trees. It’s a rhythmic experience, enjoying 24 hours in under 15 minutes.

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G Bersa – Interstellar (Spotify)

G Bersa – Interstellar (Spotify)

Interstellar from G Bersa, is a fine laid back lofi chill hop, released on 001/20 compilation by EMIC Entertainment.
Brilliant layering and solid sound production delivers a wonderful listening yet relaxing experience.

G Bersa, born in 1981, is a Beat-maker of Apulian origin (Arnesano, LE). In 1997 he approached Hip Hop culture and actively participated as a breaker in the Fiacche Cumpagnie and Centrum Funk crews. In 2007, he became a member of the Southfam crew and collaborated with the Sudest Records label where he had the opportunity to produce the first songs. Assisted by the reliability of the members (Mani Mala), he created his first musical project, a completely self-produced mixtape entitled CRUNK EAT, characterized by electronic drumlines and simple loops. In 2009 he met a young Brenno Itani with whom he made the single "hombre que pasa" participated by Cobrakay and Nico Royale. He composes the track "Una Chance" in the album of the Syracuse rapper Izio Sklero and with the same he reappears, years later, in the track "Che ci faccio quà" in which Kiquè appears at the talk box. In the following years, for Mopashà he produced the singles "Appiccio la mia brasa" and "Babilonia", for Hector Dalai, the single "Nostalgie", for Young Bolo, the single "Contanti" and "Maraglio", for Jake La Furia and Guè Pequeno, the track "Disco Exclusive". Appears in the street album "Pugni in faccia" by Rap Pirata, in the track of Inoki, Mad Dopa and Lu Marra entitled "Bad Man". He currently collaborates with Emic Entertainment and lives in Bologna.
https://linktr.ee/g_bersa

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itsokaylove – LYFE (Spotify)

itsokaylove – LYFE (Spotify)

Lyfe is the new single of USA producer itsokaylove, which captures fast your attention with its melodic mellow guitar drive, a lounge laid back atmosphere with sweet beats yet a melancholic mood through its sound story.

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Synthwave Music

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Widenbay – On the Martian Beach (Spotify)

Widenbay – On the Martian Beach (Spotify)

"On The Martian Beach" is the new synthwave single of Widenbay from Finland, released by Eyeskin. A bright retro chip synth theme which delivers a positive outlook to the listener through his lush melodies and right use of grooves.

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Pablo Iranzo, Plextro – Something – Plextro 80s Remix (Spotify)

Pablo Iranzo, Plextro – Something – Plextro 80s Remix (Spotify)

Something (The Retrowave Remixes) is a two track single by Pablo Iranzo featuring retrowave/80s pop remixes by Plextro and Disquette•s. The original version of Something, a dark electro tune, will be released later this year and will be part of Pablo Iranzo's second album. Pablo Iranzo is a singer/songwriter from Munich, Germany. His music blends rock/pop with dark, gothic elements. His debut album, Blind Faith, was released in December 2017. He is currently working on his second album, due for release in 2020.
https://pabloiranzo.bandcamp.com/

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Ben Polzin, Marius Mayer – Strange Scent (Spotify)

Ben Polzin, Marius Mayer – Strange Scent (Spotify)

German Producer, Ben Polzin with his flagship song "Strange Scent" from his latest album "Prism Atlas" at Sirup music deliver us 80s synthwave vibes with fresh pop sound. A solid production with clarity in layers and wonderful vocals. A gem in an album that worths to check as there more beauties within, worked the last 5 years until shared with the audience.

https://www.instagram.com/ben_polzin

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Instrumental hip hop Music

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Mounika. – ailleurs (Soundcloud)

Mounika. – ailleurs (Soundcloud)
(Soundcloud)

Ailleurs” lures you into a dreamy balance of light & dark with Mounika’s signature lofi hip hop beats.

About the artist:
« Mounika. comes from the American version of Godard’s film « à bout de souffle”.

The end scene accompanies the lead actress, Monica, to music by Phillip Glass – Opening. “This is the first track I wanted to learn on the piano,” Mounika.

Somewhere in the west of France, in a student’s room, the artist Mounika.is far from imagining the impact that his very first productions will have…

From a young age, Mounika. already had a passion for music, his great curiosity led him to try his hand at many instruments, eventually gravitating towards the piano. Years go by and as he explores the dense universe of electronic music, his thirst for novelty is constantly growing. Iconic artists such as Bonobo, Air, Moby and Wax Tailor were a great source of inspiration.

With musical production now an integral part of his life, Mounika.’s intention is to offer a dreamlike space, through his music, as his musical influences have done for him before. Mounika.’s inexhaustible creativity blends with his great eagerness to share his music with the world. Mounika. publishes his first productions on SoundCloud, his delicate, sensitive and melancholic melodies never cease to resonate further and further afield, finding new audiences.

In June 2017, together with a group of friends, Mounika. decides to unveil his first album “How Are You” on Spotify, which contains among others the track “Cut My Hair”. In just a few months and against all odds due to the almost non-existent means of promotion, the track amasses 15+ million plays throughout the world and allows him to make a name for himself. It is from this moment that the magic happens, as if Mounika.’s music has the power to touch a part of sensibility in each of us, a universal shared feeling.

Mounika. returns this year with a new electro chill album. discreet by nature. We will be announcing more news and updates on May 15. At this time, Mounika. returns with his first offering since his debut LP. The single is titled “Intro (I m sorry)” and is released on April 10, 2020.

In one image, Mounika.’s musical universe would be a rainy cloud which, between two showers, lets a summer sun shine through.

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Sbeady – Daydreams (Spotify)

Sbeady – Daydreams
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Sbeady – Daydreams (Spotify)

A song which let you calm down and dream when the day into too much stress and hectic. Dirty lofi samples and spheric synths for some dreamy vibes.

Few words about Sbeady:
It all began in 2002, when Sbeady visited a good friend who was all into hip hop, graffiti and beat making. He saw a Zoom RT-234 drum computer lying on the floor and gave it a try.

He was immediately fascinated by creating own sounds, grooves and music this way. Over the years, the urge to improve and refine his skills was driven by his love for electronic music.

Sbeady adds a personal touch to every one of his beats with his experience, knowledge of the craft or by simply using his intuition, trying to not only broadcast sound, but to communicate feeling.

Despite having a unique way of expressing himself and always trying new & creative things, he always tries to serve the music by understanding the mood of the composition.

The pure love of creating music keeps Sbeady going until today…
https://soundcloud.com/sbeady

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Bob Blankemeier – Taking Flight Again (Spotify)

Bob Blankemeier – Taking Flight Again
(Spotify)

Bob Blankemeier – Taking Flight Again (Spotify)

A more experimental instrumental hip hop sound structure, flirting with world music but not missing the right groove and solid production with right selection of drums that definately will make you move.

Few words about Bob Blankemeier:

Bob Blankemeier is a NYC based cinematographer and music producer. Growing up Bob's mother worked as a news anchor and father a lobsterman. He was taught a skill set of self employment and exposed to film making at an early age. As a teenager Bob discovered BMX bike riding and began creating films centered around the sport. These films expanded his interest in creating larger projects and eventually pursuing a film degree at Temple University. After graduating Temple, Bob moved to NYC to work in the film industry. After many years of working and learning in the lighting department, Bob now works full time as cinematographer. He continues to ride BMX bikes and create films within the sport

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Trip Hop Music

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Aardvark Aquarium ft. Helen Casey – Reflections (Video)

Upcoming Bournemouth, UK Producer Aardvark Aquarium releases his debut single on South 94.
It’s a modern Trip hop track with a very unique sound, featuring Aardvark Aquarium’s signature, deliciously melodic guitar riffs building up to Irish songstress Helen Casey’s powerful & captivating vocal performance.

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Belzifer, Liset Alea – Beauty in Decay (Spotify)

Belzifer, Liset Alea – Beauty in Decay (Spotify)

The new vocal song of Belzifer called "Beauty In Decay" featuring the amazing Liset Alea from the famous french band "Nouvelle Vague'a hypnotic yet emotive and melancholic trip-hop song which captures listeners attention fast.

Beauty In Decay is a song about finding beauty in darkness, in things that are broken or considered unloveable by normal standards. It's an amazing song divided into two different styles: the first part with urban drums and the second one with pure classical instruments.

"The closer I look
The more I love all the broken parts
The cracks in the porcelain
The lines on your face
I’m losing myself in things that nobody notices
Yeah, but I see the beauty in decay"

Few Words about Belzifer:
Belzifer is a passionate music composer from France that makes music with his heart and soul.

He writes mostly cinematic, neo-classical, ambient, and emotional music but more recently he's interested in trip-hop & downtempo music, inspired by his favorite artists such as Portishead or Akira Yamaoka.

The young musician has worked with many talented singers from all around the world, such as "Emi Evans" (from the famous video game series NieR) or more recently, Liset Alea (from the French band "Nouvelle Vague").

"Ferat is a gentle soul with a massively big heart and an even bigger passion to create lush, melancholic tapestries of music" - Delphia

"This was a beautiful collaboration with someone incredibly sensitive who is deeply connected to his musical universe and was very clear about what he wanted to achieve with my vocals. The music was emotionally charged and you can feel this is all coming from a real place, not just music for music's sake." - Liset Alea

Currently working on his 3rd album "Belzifer X" and on his second movie "L'Histoire de la Violence" ("The Story of Violence") that is directly connected to his music, Belzifer is definitely an artist that makes art with love - and honesty.
https://www.instagram.com/belzifer_/

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