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Hey kids... tomorrow I set off for a month-long vacation to one of the most exciting places on earth, traveling across Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. But before I go, I wanted to share this gorgeous Headphone Commute podcast #199 by 'k'', titled "within confines", a mix which I will surely listen to on my adventure. I invite you to join me on my journey through this sonic companionship! http://hcdi.gs/1UFAq1l
And so… we arrive at Headphone Commute mix #199, exclusively put together by Cologne based (Germany) Kevin Gabriel, a member of jvbr, recording under his moniker ‘k”.&nb…
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"It’s a duet between acoustic strings and processing, field recordings, edits and organic arrangements. This music is steadily ramifies, growing out of itself like a wild tree. The tunes woven together and untwine again as a branches shaken by the wind." ♫♪ read:// Cyril Secq / Orla Wren – "Branches" out on Dronarivm : http://hcdi.gs/1WXoG86
Sometimes unplanned collaborations are the best collaborations of all. When inspiration strikes like lightning and brings idle bones to fleshed out life. That seems to be the case with Branches, a …
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"At the age of 8 or 9 my parents signed me up for piano classes and I hated it. It was so rigid compared to when I was just noodling on my own. I think music classes have killed off the naïve and childish fascination with playing that most people are born with. I just loved playing around on our piano and I didn’t want it to turn into homework... " ♫♪ read:// In the studio with Western Skies Motel : http://hcdi.gs/25oeITb
Lets start at the very beginning. Can you tell us how you got involved in composing, and what was your very first piece of gear? Probably since forever, we had a piano in my childhood home and I lo…
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"David Wenngren’s delicate piano keys and shimmering celeste frame each piece and provide the ideal platform for the plaintive cries of Julia Kent’s cello to weave the narrative and resonate its emotion." ♫♪ read:// review of Library Tapes - "Escapism" now out on 1631 Recordings : http://hcdi.gs/escapism_
David Wenngren is perhaps best known for more than a decade’s worth of albums, soundtracks, and other licensed works under the alias Library Tapes, but he also recently co-founded 1631 Recordings a…
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This weekend's Headphone Commute flashback is dedicated to Jega. Read my 2009 review of "Geometry" out on Planet Mu : http://hcdi.gs/JegaGeometry 
Here’s a brief history of Planet Mu, which is very much relevant to Jega. Planet Mu was born in 1995, and was originally setup as a sublabel of Virgin Records, on which it initially planned o…
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"Fans of soundtracks will find themselves drowning in the story, even without having seen the film. This is precisely the type of score that stands completely on its own. Take, for example, one of my favorite pieces on the OST, 'Pictures of Family', which slowly opens up with gorgeous strings and quiet solemn chords, until the whirlwind of the rhythm picks up and takes one away on a journey within and without themselves." ♫♪ read:// Headphone Commute review of Dustin O'Halloran's score for Umrika : http://hcdi.gs/UmrikaOST
Dustin O’Halloran is an American modern classical composer and pianist who appeared on the scene about a decade ago, with two volumes of Piano Solos. It wasn’t until 2010, however, that…
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"I believe creativity comes from limitations. The equipment I used was minimal, a lot of it was the cheapest second-hand gear I could find. I had to push the programming of each instrument to its max, which taught me synthesis, and gave the music a unique sound for its time." ♫♪ read:// Headphone Commute's exclusive interview with Jega : http://hcdi.gs/JegaInterview
Hey Dylan, how is it going? Where are you these days and what have you been up to? I’ve been living in Venice, Los Angeles since moving from New York in 2006. After Variance was released in 2…
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Celebrating #PianoDay with this amazing playlist from Nils Frahm featuring my very own piece, titled "Unhinged", among the many favorite composers! More news on my very first EP is coming today! [wipes away a tear...] http://hcdi.gs/PianoDay2016
More info: www.nilsfrahm.com Management: felix(at)agentur-grimm(dot)com
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"David Wenngren’s delicate piano keys and shimmering celeste frame each piece and provide the ideal platform for the plaintive cries of Julia Kent’s cello to weave the narrative and resonate its emotion." ♫♪ read:// review of Library Tapes - "Escapism" now out on 1631 Recordings : http://hcdi.gs/escapism_
David Wenngren is perhaps best known for more than a decade’s worth of albums, soundtracks, and other licensed works under the alias Library Tapes, but he also recently co-founded 1631 Recordings a…
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"Fans of mid-90s sound and instrumentation (I’m talking about all the scrumptious drum machines and delectable acid) will find themselves in heaven among these voices from the past. Whether you were into IDM, electro, techno or just ‘electronica’, 1995 is sure to rekindle that itch for music that somehow made your cranium fill with bliss..." ♫♪ read:// Headphone Commute review of Jega's "1995" out on Skam Records : http://hcdi.gs/Jega1995
You may have already noticed that nostalgia is a prominent theme throughout my musings. Mostly triggered by a specific theme or melody, my mood is augmented and my memory’s sparked to some of…
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"Light for me is vital. I can’t work in a dark studio space. I really need windows… to be able to open them, have fresh air… and see the natural light." ♫♪ read:// In the studio with Dustin O'Halloran : http://hcdi.gs/OHalloranStudio
Lets start at the very beginning. Can you tell us how you got involved in composing, and what was your very first piece of gear? Everything started when I starting writing music with Sara Lov and w…
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listen:// Headphone Commute Podcast : Saimon Saimonse returns with a murky trip evoking those dark souls : http://hcdi.gs/darkSouls 
In another annual tradition, Saimon Saimonse returns to Headphone Commute podcast with his favorite selections. This time it’s a murky trip, evoking, as the title suggests, those dark souls. …
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Headphone Commute is an independent resource of candid words on electronic, experimental and instrumental music, featuring album reviews, artist interviews, label profiles, and a somewhat-weekly podcast.

The range of covered genres includes electronica, glitch, idm, drum’n’bass, breakcore, dubstep, trip-hop, modern classical, post-rock, shoegaze, ambient, downtempo, experimental, abstract, minimal and everything in between. 

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