Alex Tiuniaev is a piano and cinematic music composer from Moscow, Russia. Alex has been making music since 2005 when he released his debut album Artificial Symphony on OtterSong Records in the US. The album was a mixture of ambient pop, orchestral colours, and electronica.
In 2008 Alex released I Knew Her, his most popular album to date, on Cold Spring Records in the UK. It contained a single 40-minute neo-classical piece and was heavily influenced by American minimalist composers such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
In 2010s Alex switched to a clearer, more intimate sound of the piano. In 2012 he released Blurred on Heat Death Records and a series of EPs for numerous netlabels, including the popular Earth Mantra and Audio Gourmet labels.
In 2017 Alex decided to self-release all future works through BandCamp. Currently two albums and two singles are available, all of them belonging within the intimate genre of chamber neoclassical music with ambient undertones. His major influences include film music composers, such as Howard Shore, John Williams, Ennio Morricone, and Hans Zimmer, as well as ambient and electronic artists such as Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Cliff Martinez, Aphex Twin, and Sigur Ros.
This is a collection of solo piano pieces inspired by the nighttime ambience and the starless skies of his hometown. Also, by Blade Runner and Erik Satie.
SEM. is the moniker of Popi Semerlioglou, an Athens, Greece-based singer/songwriter and pianist. In 2016 she released"Natural", her debut EP. It is an instrumental creation, comprised of five original contemporary classic pieces played on the piano. Since then, SEM. made a bold turn of her sound towards indie and pop territories, while using her distinctive voice for the first time. The first single from her upcoming full-length was released in July 2018.
Following the release of her contemporary classic "Natural" EP in 2016, containing hauntingly beautiful piano compositions inspired by naturalistic imagery and impressionistic feelings, Greek singer-songwriter SEM. (a.k.a. Popi Sem.) is exploring new territories. After several appearances in renowned Athenian venues, her newly-built sound contains her distinctive vocals and thrives in an art pop simplicity, subtly inspired by the spirit of musicians such as Sufjan Stevens, Sóley and Joanna Newsom.
Her new songs, already introduced live, are deeply influenced by her personal experiences and are presented in a loosely semi-autobiographical way. "T.I.M." is the first single of her upcoming album which is in the making, recorded with the help and invaluable input of Sergios Voudris (The Voyage Limpid Sound, Montero etc). Rather than a plea for forgiveness, it is a reflection of regret for the people we hurt and thrives on the cruelty of understanding and embracing this fact.
Kriva returns with a new full-length LP entitled R68.89. Combining a strong sense of melody and atmosphere, Wisconsin-based musician Bob Kriva has crafted ten new tracks ranging from boisterous electronica to modern classical piano minimalism, and everything in between. R68.89 is an album about uncertainty, mysterious ailments, volcanic eruptions, and ultimately about hope for a better future.
Intro - 01:53
Every Avenue Exhausted - 02:55
How Much Land Does a Man Need? - 03:38
Fire's Common Tint - 03:03
They Have Pulled Down Deep Heaven On Their Heads - 04:22
grej is the solo project and performing pseudonym of Greg Harrison, a Canadian-based percussionist from Fredericton, NB. He has produced works for Toronto Dance Theatre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Form CDT, Morris Palter, and Division 85 Films. His work and performances have been described as “rich & curiously cool landscapes”, “sensitive, sophisticated & powerful” and “transfixing”. Specializing in classical minimalism and electronic music, grej seeks to merge these worlds to create truly unique sounds, rhythms, and textures.
Chasing the Path was commissioned by Hanna Kiel (Human Body Expression) and was presented under the same title by DanceWorks in March 2018 in Toronto, Ont. The piece investigates the beauty and pain of memory.
Grej explores the relationship between classical/contemporary music with electronic sound design. Starting from a pure acoustic world featuring piano, cello, percussion and organ, the thematic material journeys through various stages of distortion and manipulation until reaching a cryptic synth-driven climax.
Blair Coron is a musician and composer residing in Glasgow, Scotland, blending the borders between contemporary classical music, ambience, flourishes of electronics, folk and poetry and with the aid of a string ensemble his primary intention is to create enchanting atmospheres that sets course for introspection.
When he is not performing with the band, he regularly collaborates and composes for those in the other arts with a keen interest in how the arts can be translated between one another. Currently he is scoring the soundtrack to a play by Andrew Edwards (winner of the Roxy Theatre award), which will be performed throughout the whole of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.