Following numerous film scores and collaborative projects, Peter Broderick has at last completed the long-awaited follow-up to HOME, his critically-acclaimed debut vocal album. http://www.itstartshear.com is Broderick’s most ambitious recording to date, the product of three years time. Pre-order the DLX CD version in the HUSHshop.
This is a compellingly mature soundtrack for a little-seen personal documentary from Susan Fink entitled From River To Sea which chronicles a turning point in in the her life and the journey to find oneself and a spiritual direction. Similarly, for Raul Pastor Medall known as Rauelsson, the composition and recording took place at a turning point in his own life. The results–the tenderness of the melodies, the reflective tempos and the nostalgic sonic textures–are absorbing and make for a rewarding listen without pre-programmed visual companionship. Get it (on mp3/CD) in the HUSHshop.
Here is the solitary vocal gem on the album, also released on the free HUSH compilation DECA:
It’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from David J. Here’s a track that rubs shoulders with the best of his repertoire, and he’s giving it away via Bandcamp. A happy new year indeed!
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Two new videos from Novi Split, both using found footage to a charming effect:
Dustin is a rare breed. He’s got a voice that can billow and croon, writes songs full of passion, and has dry sense of humor that gives his dynamism an endearing levity. What’s more, this is a Kickstarter video the likes of which you’ve never seen before. Support his singular vision and talent.
Over a year ago, Hosannas performed inside a cave at the base of Mt. St Helens. It was an epic undertaking that yielded some striking footage and an inspired performance. The event also had the side effect of imprinting itself strongly of the people who took part in and witnessed the spectacle. Read more here.
Highly regarded by creative professionals and amateurs, The Free Music Archive is featuring the latest album from Podington Bear on their site. This profile and interview illuminates the decision to release work in this way, and expands on the history of the artist Chad Crouch, known here as Podington Bear.
Why did you use the CC BY-NC license for this project?
It seemed like a reasonable thing to do. It’s like the Velveteen Rabbit: For me the music becomes more real if it’s not just heard, but played with and cared for.
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”
“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
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