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HUSH artists cover Led Zeppelin for compilation

Laura Gibson, Loch Lomond, Nick Jaina,  Jeff London, Super XX Man, Adam Selzer (Norfolk & Western) Dave Depper (Loch Lomond, Norfolk, Blanket Music, etc.) Amy Annelle, Chad Crouch (Podington Bear, Blanket Music) and many other friends and family have contributed to the sprawling From The Land Of Ice And Snow: The Songs Of Led Zeppelin 2xCD Comipilation on Jealous Butcher Records.

It’s now available for pre-order here.

It started out as a fantasy.
Rob (Jealous Butcher), Matt (Ward) and John (King) were sitting around the basement in the evening working on cover art for a project, espousing their love and respect for Led Zeppelin in their formative musical years. And wouldn’t it be nice to put together a tribute release featuring friends both near and afar, not being a “who’s who” sort of tribute, but rather a “community” inspired collection of Zeppelin songs.
One thing led to another and before he knew it, Rob was sending out a missive through his network, calling for submissions, wondering if anyone would even be interested. At the outset there was no real concern for pedigree, or professionalism, in the traditional manner, the only stipulation was that the tracks had to be good.
Fast-forward 6 years, 50 tracks, countless hours of recording, tracking, editing, mastering, talking, drinking, and thinking about all things Led Zeppelin. We now present you, dear reader, with the body of work. From The Land Of Ice And Snow: The Songs Of Led Zeppelin

Nils Frahm & Anne Müller – Journey For A Traveller [unofficial fan video]

Fresh from YouTube, we have a fan video using archival footage as a black and white video collage to accompany the inherently cinematic music from Nils Frahm & Anne Müller:

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Frahm, who burst on to the neoclassical scene as a the solo piano virtuoso to watch in 2009, employs only faint and fleeting use of piano in this arrangement, as on the entire album.  Instead, balancing accessible and avant-garde, he conjures percussive, continually mutating sounds punctuated with string flourishes and motifs, succeeding where so many have failed in the nascent evolution of electro-acoustic music: grafting electronics to classical acoustic perfomance in a way that doesn’t feel forced or tacked on.  It’s musical, integral, breathing, and the images remind us there’s a sense of storytelling and interplay at work in the composition.

Run On Sentence CD Release July 17, Preorder On Now

You, the Darkness, and Me won’t be officially released until August 10, but early copies will be available at the album launch at The Woods on Saturday, July 17, or you can reserve one now and get an instant download at the HUSHshop.

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“Water”

Local Cut says:

There’s a lot to like about local songwriter Dustin Hamman: he plays under the clever moniker of Run On Sentence (yes, we journalists are biased towards fellow word nerds); he peddles an earthy, catchy fusion of folk, blues, jazz and roots; and in the indie-music sea of bad bum-fluff beards and ironic moustaches, he stands tall with a proud with a truly spectacular crop of bushy facial hair.

Hamman has recorded a new album coming out in August called You, the Darkness, and Me—the follow-up to his promising 2008 debut, Oh When The Wind Comes Down, which featured a charming mix of rambling folk, Latin rhythms and swinging jazz.


Nils Frahm & Anne Müller Available for order (MP3/CD/LP)

“Let My Key Be C”, the opening birdsong chirps reveal a world of looping cello sounds, some of which extend and overtake the listener. Frahm’s piano keys unfurl to create a gelatinous mass of beauty, swirling around the speakers (or headphones for the full experience) before softening and finally, cutting off abruptly, leaving the listener to catch their breath.

“Let My Key Be C (Thriller Edit)”

7fingers is available for pre-order on die-cut paper packaged CD or handsome LP now in the HUSHshop, with instant download.

Most of the songs develop around the sound of Müller’s cello, oftentimes traveling into unforeseen territory, surprising the listener, as in the second track, “7 Fingers”, when the listener first encounters the group’s foray into electronic pulses and blips. The combination works exceedingly well, as the pieces still develop with a classical framework and the introduction of electronic percussive elements enhances, not diminishes, the listening experience. In other words, the “clicks and cuts” feel as though they are a natural extension of the work and are not forced contrivances that disorient the listener…7 Fingers is an absolute necessity and will surely stand as one of the better releases of the year.

Read more from this glowing review from Fluid Radio.

“Sleep Child” from Nick Jaina’s A Bird In The Opera House

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Premiering today exclusively on magnetmagazine.com is “Sleep Child,” a thrilling folk number from Nick Jaina’s upcoming seventh solo release. A Bird In The Opera House is out April 13 on Hush Records and was apparently written in and inspired by a variety of locales ranging from sunny California to snowy Oregon. Since the album is so rooted in the West Coast, Jaina and his band will spend the month of April touring the left side of the country in support of the release.

“Sleep Child”

Rauelsson West Coast Tour

2/11 Portland OR, The Woods
2/12 Pendleton OR, Great Pacific
2/13 Spokane WA, Sunset Junction
2/14 Seattle WA, The Sunset
2/20 Sacramento CA, Luigi’s
2/21 San Francisco CA, Hemlock Tavern