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    Spotted: The Era of Airships – Beyond the Open Spaces

    Today I’m introducing you to the American duo The Era of Airships, based in Austin Texas. This particular track was composed and performed by Christopher Bryant, which is one of the two people behind the duo.

    The track Beyond the Open Spaces was released as a single on the 27th of January, 2023.

    Tell us something about your track Beyond the Open Spaces!
    This track was developed from a series of improvisations on a close mic’d felt piano. Intentionally understated. Sparse in its presentation. The mood behind the music is to convey a sense of possibility and mystery at what lies Beyond the Open Spaces. 

    Thank you very much for sending me this!

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    Spotted: Blissabon – Voluntary Willful

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Voluntary Willful by Blissabon. Blissabon is a lost city in a parallell universe, and who is behind the project is not known; therefore there isn’t much to say. Just listen and enjoy!

    The track was released as a single on the 6th of January, 2023.

    Tell us something about the track Voluntary Willful!
    At this moment not much is known about Blissabon except for what is heard or seen in piano pieces, drawings and animations.

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    Spotted: Juliano – Flowing River

    Today I’m introducing you to the track Flowing River by the German composer and piano player Juliano. Juliano started arranging music for small orchestras at the mere age of 14, and made his first piece of original music at the age of seven. The first release came out in 2019 and he has since then released 38 tracks. 

    The track Flowing River was released as a single on the 27th of January, 2023. 

    Tell us something about your track Flowing River!
    My new piece is inspired by the flowing water of a river. For me it was like little water drops would have a wonderful dance together and create this impressive structure. I wanted to capture this image musically in some kind of waltz. After a long break from composing because of writer’s block I wrote this piece in one night and recorded it the day after in my home studio. 

    Thanks for sending me this Juliano!

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    Spotted: Tim Treford – wind whispers

    Today I’m introducing you to the track wind whispers by the German piano player and composer Tim Treford, based in Hamburg. Tim started to play the piano at the age of seven and wrote his first piece of music about 10 years ago; when he moved to Hamburg. He has studied music at the university and find his biggest challenge in making music is to ”keeping it simple”. 

    The track wind whispers was released as a single on the XX but will also be part of an upcoming EP in march. 

    Tell us something about your track wind whispers!
    “Wind whispers” started like most of my pieces with improvising. I try to get myself in a mood and put my fingers on the keyboard. And then I let myself drift like a leaf in the wind.

    Thank you for this Tim!

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    Spotted: Jin Ma – Childhood sunshine

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Childhood sunshine by the Chinese composer and piano player Jin Ma. Jin used to work as a network engineer and TV producer but gave all that up to study music composition instead.

    The track Childhood Sunshine was released as a single on the 6th of January, 2023.

    Tell us something about your track Childhood Sunshine!
    The inspiration of this piece comes from a memory fragment of my childhood when I was bathed in sunshine and the related beautiful feelings. In this piece, I used uncommon melodic elements and harmonic development to interpret the warm and blurred feeling under the sunshine, and the mechanized accompaniment texture of Baroque style to interpret the unskilled and immature feeling of childhood behavior and movements. I want to use these elements in music to bring the pure and beautiful feeling of childhood to every listener.

    Thanks for this Jin!

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    Spotted: Sharon Lynn Makarenko – Floe

    Today I’m introducing you to the Canadian composer and piano player Sharon Lynn Makarenko and her track Floe. 

    The track Floe was released as a single on the 6th of January, 2023. 

    Tell us something about your track Floe!
    Floe is a piece I wrote and recorded in one night at the piano. It explores the effortless feeling of being in the flow after letting go of what we thought should have been, like an ice floe moving with the currents and the tides after it has broken free. 

    Thanks Sharon for this!

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    Spotted: Paul Ravie – Tranquility

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Tranquility by the composer and piano player Paul Ravie from Singapore. 

    The track Tranquility was released as a single on the 10th of January, 2023. 

    Tell us something about your track Tranquility!
    My track, TRANQUILITY, brings forth peace & calmness which is great for relaxation.

    Thanks Paul!

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    Spotted: Liam MacLean – Afterglow

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Afterglow by the brittish composer and piano player Liam MacLean from in Fort William in the Scottish highlands. Liam is now based in Glasgow and started playing the drums as a kid. He later switched to guitar but started making music on the piano about five years ago. 

    The track Afterglow was released as a single on the 9th of January, 2023. 

    Tell us something about your track Afterglow!
    I don’t know about any funny stories, however the story behind writing this piece of music is a simple one. I hadn’t actively written or released anything for a few months as I had been moving house and setting up my first real home studio, rather than having a desk in the corner of my living room where I would drive my partner mad playing and writing music constantly. So after the move, getting used to the space, and sorting out our home, I simply wanted to sit down and play some music. This was the result. Once I found myself back in the flow of things, this track came easily and helped me to kick my way past writer’s block. The cover is also the view of a sunset from my new music space, it felt appropriate.

    Thank you for this Liam!

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    Spotted: Matthias Krauss – Peaceful Galaxy

    Today I’m introducing you to the track Peaceful Galaxy by the German composer and piano player Matthias Krauss based in Cologne. Matthias started to play the piano as a kid and realized pretty early that he found more joy in making up his own melodies rather than playing music by others. He works as a musician, composer producer and music engineer.

    The track Peaceful Galaxy was released on the EP Midnight Silence which came out on the 13th of January, 2023.

    Tell us something about your track Peaceful Galaxy!
    The EP is called „Midnight Silence“ – all the songs I wrote for this one are based on a calm and peaceful state of mind. I was trying to capture the moment of peace and quietness.

    „Peaceful Galaxy“ is a song filled with pure emotions. A nice Felt Piano with a little bit of atmosphere.

    I hope that the listener will find some peace and love while listening to my music.

    Thank you very much for this Matthias!

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    Spotted: Ronan Spoor – Emotional circle

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Emotional circle by the Dutch composer and piano player Ronan Spoor. Ronan learned how to play the piano and read sheet music in an early age and mainly writes music for solo piano and instrumental soundtracks.

    The track Emotional Circle was released as a single on the 13th of January, 2023.

    Tell us something about your track Emotional circle!
    This is the moment to feel into every element of your emotions. Fearlessly allowing it to circle around in your body with the fullest intensity. The music is about the different emotions we have and we may embrace them without fear.

    Thank you for this Ronan!