Ambient album review: The Fifty Eleven Project by Kasper Bjørke Quartet

Just a few weeks shy of his 35th birthday, Kasper Bjørke, a Danish ambient producer, discovered a tumor. The next five years of his life were spent in the clinical surrounds of hospitals and clinics. So he decided to document his feelings into his newest release, The Fifty Eleven Project. It’s deeply moving, fragile ambientContinue reading “Ambient album review: The Fifty Eleven Project by Kasper Bjørke Quartet”

Emerging Artist Profile: Cheryl Young/ CYSketch @cysketch

Hong Kong artist Cheryl Young’s illustrated world of cosy, anime streetscapes feature an endless cascade of hamsters – because there can never be too many. Her art is so chilled out it deserves its own special genre of music. Content Catnip recently caught up with Cheryl for a chat about her charming and endearing art, anime and illustrations and the inspiration behind them.

Emerging Artist Profile: Eleonor Piteira @_eleonorp

Content Catnip recently interviewed established Portuguese artist Eleonor Piteira. She once wanted to be an astronaut as a child, but instead has allowed her imagination to wander all over the galaxy through her striking an beautiful art, impressing people like director Guillermo del Toro along the way…

Emerging Artist Profile: No Man’s Dream @No_MansDream

Content Catnip recently interviewed highly talented 16 year old artist No Man’s Dream about his cool Twitter channel @No_MansDream and what inspires him to keep making extraordinary pixel art that’s vintage futuristic and video-game ready.

Emerging Genius: North Atlantic Drift, Departures Vol.1

North Atlantic Drift is the experimental from Toronto-based ambient and electronic duo of Brad Deschamps and Mike Abercrombie. North Atlantic Drift were formed in the summer of 2011. The band sound uncannily reminiscent of their name, with a glacial, hynotic, pleasant drone and ambient meanderings into music. This is expansive, atmospheric ambient in the sameContinue reading “Emerging Genius: North Atlantic Drift, Departures Vol.1”

Seawalls: Artists for Oceans in Quirky Napier, New Zealand

On a recent cycling trip to Napier, the Polish Bear and I were astonished to find the most amazing street art in the side alleys, shop fronts and carpark walls. Art Deco Napier is a place full of surprises. Seawalls Napier: Bringing the oceans to the streets Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a groundbreakingContinue reading “Seawalls: Artists for Oceans in Quirky Napier, New Zealand”

Hiroshi Yoshimura – Soundscape 1 Surround

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no.5 on the jukebox, Japanese ambient/new age producer Hiroshi Yoshimura’s floaty album Soundscape 1 Surround from 1986.  There is something eerily familiar about Hiroshi Yoshimura’s 1986 album Soundscape 1 Surround. It’s soContinue reading “Hiroshi Yoshimura – Soundscape 1 Surround”

Emerging Genius: Görkem Şen – Yaybahar

The Yaybahar is an electric-free, totally acoustic instrument designed by Gorkem Sen. The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs. This results in an unique listening experience with an hypnoticContinue reading “Emerging Genius: Görkem Şen – Yaybahar”

Emerging genius: Tengger Cavalry – Warhorse

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no.10 on the jukebox, a dark metal gem from Mongolian metal band Tengger Cavalry.  Warhorse by Tengger Cavalry is an exciting aural assault that embodies the nomadic warrior spirit of the MongolianContinue reading “Emerging genius: Tengger Cavalry – Warhorse”

Emerging genius: Lav & Purl – Absorbed in Serenity

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no.8 on the jukebox, a gorgeous new age ambient track called Absorbed in Serenity from the album A State of Becoming, by producers Lav (Christopher Landin) and Purl (Ludvig Cimbrelius).  These areContinue reading “Emerging genius: Lav & Purl – Absorbed in Serenity”