Parham Gharavaisi – Coalescence [OFFICIAL AUDIO] (Video)

“Coalescence by Parham Gharavaisi on Reav3R invites you to its hypnotic ritual yet atmospheric ambient guitar layerings. Giving a deep twist of nostalgia and a sense of dark sorrow.”

Coalescence is an instrumental piece composed in Celtic tuning with a strong focus on atmosphere and melody. Originally meant to be played on the classical guitar, the arrangement was later adapted to incorporate electronic sounds.

Parham Gharavaisi started as a solo instrumental project with the release of its debut album titled Identity Cipher, the style then promptly transitioned into metal with the release of the second and third albums titled Replicas/Hollow and Resurrection respectively.

Taylor Crawford – Talismans (Bandcamp)

Original instrumental compositions featuring bass, drums, frello, guitar, guzheng, jawari, keys, percussion, saxophone, singing bowls, tank drum, trumpet and voice.The Frello is a homemade instrument, it is a fretted cello with spring reverb.The Jawari is a homemade small zither with a sitar type bridge.

Kirsten Agresta Copely, Roxane Genot – Worlds Apart (Spotify)

Worlds Apart brings an American harpist and French cellist together through an introspective, collaborative musical journey. It contemplates the vast universe as a source of inspiration during pandemic isolation in a neoclassical style. Lush and dream harmonies hug the listener like a warm blanket.

Concetta Abbate, Leanne Friedman, Vasko Dukovski – Bit of Rain (Spotify)

Bit of Rain” blends Concetta’s uniquely deft layering of plucked strings, soft yet powerful voices, and shifting moods that are good sightlines into her mix of outsider folk w/ new classical touches."Concetta Abbate As a performer she regularly plays violin and sings with a variety of ensembles in the New York area. Concetta is most known for her collaborative work with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), musical instrument builder Skip La Plante, photographer Vera Comploj and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records).

Lumiere – Doppler (Video)

Wonderful track Doppler which combines a rhythmic drumming and patterned pianom a Hauschka-esque is part of his forthcoming album “Phases” on 18 Sep. Sound design with clarity and beautiful emotional concept to daydream.

Phases is the second solo album of Lumiere, aka Greek musician Thanos Christodoulou. It is an invitation to an atmospheric trip of the heart and the mind towards dream-made images and memories of the future. Using the piano as the core instrument and combining post-classical elements with electronic structures, minimalism, and modern jazz, Lumiere’s aim was to create moving cinematic music that grips the listener and becomes the exciting soundtrack of modern daydreamers.

It’s fitting then that the name “Lumiere” is a reference to the french city of Lyon, the hometown of the Louis Lumiere and his brother, who are widely credited with inventing the art of cinematography and the first motion picture camera. Thanos spent a couple of years studying Physics in Lyon, where he also began composing his first solo pieces.

Phases is set for a September 18th release, with the propulsive, Hauschka-esque first single “Doppler” leading thew way with a video directed by Theo Tagholm, a London-based artist who created the video “playing” with real images of the world and “breaking” the observer’s experience into slices of space and time, redefining every moment (and the sense of time) as a repetitive wave.

Leena Hertz Interview on Nagamag



What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Leena Hertz:
Neo-classics, new age, instrumental, spiritual, piano, cinematic

Few words about your musical background and career?

Leena Hertz:
I am playing piano since the time I remember myself. My mom is a music teacher and my dad is a big music lover. So piano, guitars, vinyl, music players were normal things in our family. My study background is 16 years: 9 year of classical piano school, 6 years of jazz piano in Moscow College of Improvising Music and 1 year of film composer study in Moscow Film School. Before 2018 I worked mostly as a pianist. I worked at exhibitions and events in Russia and abroad, I played covers and my own music. And I noticed that the public's reaction to my music was very positive. People told me that while listening to my music they had been wrapped in memories, different images, they cried. In 2016 I initiated a movement Piano Maniacs with the idea to connect those who are crazy about piano. But in 2017 I decided to be a professional film composer. In 2018 I started to work as a film composer. Also I've been playing sacred music for Gurdjieff's sacred dances since 2009. In June 2019 I started to record my first studio album Az Esm. It was released on 30/06/2020.

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

Leena Hertz:
From the beginning of my life I felt myself as a real musician. I always played piano, sang songs, composed music. I played with rattled glass bottles that they are participants of some orchestra. I always made different noises with different things and heard music in them. Now I think that profession of sound designer could be good for me.

What does the name of your album mean?

Leena Hertz:
My album is called Az Esm. It means I Am. But my music is not about myself. It's about you. You will learn something more about yourself, maybe you will recall something forgotten or maybe you'll discover something new in yourself. You will watch your own movie.

Where can we listen to your album?

Leena Hertz:
Here is the link to the album:

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?

Leena Hertz:
Shpongle "Around The World In A Tea Daze"

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

Leena Hertz:
Shpongle "Dorset Perception"

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Urban Gypsies Quartet – The Prophet (Spotify)

The propher bright our day here in Nagamag headquarters with its sound clarity and harmonic sensation. Thre are so many details to discover in this deep forest of melodic instrumental. An original Latin guitar piece fused with jazz improvisation. Two guitars, Cello, and percussion.

Urban Gypsies are an instrumental Jazz/Latin/contemporary band. They represent an exciting direction in Latin / jazz mixed with world music influences. The music varies from fiery guitar virtuosity through to lounge Bossa Nova. They have supported Buena Vista Social Club, Cassandra Wilson, and many more…

The Album Samsara is a beautiful eclectic mix of jazz Latin and contemporary guitar music. Astonishing versatility and technique, a shimmering high class act.

Matteo de Grandis – Blue Deer (Spotify)

Blue Deer by Matteo De Grandis, is an emotive neoclassical theme which explores shades of mystery and nostalgy.

Matteo De Grandis is a self-taught pianist and composer, born in Italy.
He approached Art and Music in particular, since childhood, confirming a deep love for Piano because of its complexity of sounds and dynamics, that remind a lot of human feelings.

Playing, creating helped him to understand people's silence and his own.
He may don't consider himself a virtuoso but always wanted to give voice to emotions, shades and sensations, giving them life through his music.

Orsak:Oslo – 061 Skimmer (Spotify)

"This song the title track of Orsak:Oslo's new release Skimmer, which besides its English meaning has a meaning in Swedish and Norwegian that resembles the English ""Shimmer"". In context with the EP this is a more mellow and pondering track, while still continuing the band's thread of compositions with nerve and wistful melodies.

Few words about Orsak:Oslo
Orsak:Oslo is a dark slow brew containing of psych, dystopian post-rock and trippy space blues.
With their monolithic and melancholic instrumental pieces, this is music for the active listener.
O:O is a marriage between impulsive improv and thoughtful composition, later melodies and new harmonies are carefully woven in, layer by layer.
With a reverence and underlying devotion to the aura and musical preconditions laid down from the start, the result is raw, unpolished and true."

Leonardo Barilaro – Doors (Spotify)

‘Doors’ is part of the new EP ‘BlackShip’ by Leonardo Barilaro, international pianist, composer and aerospace engineer. In Doors piano and synth are played at the same time, with the presence of guitar and drums. The style of the composition can be defined as Contemporary Space Music. Doors is the opening track of the BlackShip concept, that is inspired by the history of Malta during the Great Siege and shifted to the Future, where the island becomes the symbol for planet Earth and the BlackShip travels through Space to other planets. This new aesthetics is a hybrid of different experiences of the composer, like collaborations with contemporary fusion dancers and visual artists. This results in a music bridge between past and future, dreaming with retro-futurism nuances while rooting in the cultural inheritance. The main influences can be related to artists like Ayreon, Infected Mushroom, Ulver and Liquid Tension Experiment. -

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