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Electric harp sounds and soothing instrumental goodness

Releases of the Week 16/2022 with Nerissa Schwarz & Held By Trees
Electric harp sounds and soothing instrumental goodness

This is the quick Corona-Edition of our Releases of the Week: this week’s highlights are “New Eyes for Laika”, the second solo album from Frequency Drift electric harpist Nerissa Schwarz and Held By Trees‘ debut full length, “Solace”. Enjoy!

Held By Trees - Solace

22 April, 2022 | Tweed Jacket Music
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Listing all the guest musicians on Held By Trees’ debut album “Solace” would be too much for this little mini review. The only thing you need to know about it is that it’s wonderfully soothing, light instrumental music that serves me quite well, exhausted in bed battling the big C that I had been lucky enough to avoid so far. And have a look at that cover artwork! That gorgeous cover artwork! Dario

Nerissa Schwarz - New Eyes for Laika

22 April, 2022 | self-released
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Frequency Drift was a unique German prog band, and since they disbanded, mastermind Andreas Hack continued under the Feeling of Presence, while electric harpist Nerissa Schwarz is continuing her solo career. “New Eyes for Laika”, the second album under her own name, is an instrumental journey circling around the idea of sentient A.I., set to a dark, ambient harp/piano/synth prog background. Recommended for sci-fi nerds and those who seek something more relaxing yet stimulating one’s imagination. Great cover artwork from Starfountain Design! Dario

More releases for 22 April, 2022

  • S.C.O.B.Y. - Bad Culture (April 18)
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  • Ribbons of Euphoria - You Don’t Care (April 18)
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  • Galvanist - Connection (April 18)
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  • Escaping Aghartha - Croak (April 19)
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  • Path of Might - Deep Chrome (April 19)
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  • Kinda Alright - Rewilding (April 20)
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  • Helioss - Contre Ma Lumière (April 21, Satanath)
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  • Neptunian Maximalism - Set Chaos to the Heart of the Moon (April 21, Burning World Records)
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  • Somali Yacht Club - The Space (Season of Mist)
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  • Michael Whalen - Imaginary Trains
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  • Black Matter Device - Autonomous Weapons (Dark Trail Records)
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  • Infidus - Endless Greed (Crime Records)
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  • Noorvik - Hamartia
  • Erebe - Aeon (Nordvis)
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  • Static Abyss - Labyrinth of Veins (Peaceville Records)
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  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Omnium Gatherum
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  • Novarupta - Carrion Movements (Suicide Records)
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  • Knekklectric - Alt blir verre (Apollon Records)
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  • Northlane - Obsidian (Believe)
  • Au-Dessus - Mend
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  • Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful (Fat Possum Records)
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  • Unaligned - Inner Dimensions
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  • Feral Light - Psychic Contortions (I, Voidhanger Records)
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  • ZOS - The Whole of the Body I Call ZOS (I, Voidhanger Records)
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  • -S- - A House Where Dwelled a Snake (I, Voidhanger Records)
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  • Thos Ælla - Sempiternal Mobocracies (I, Voidhanger Records)
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  • Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Wilde Kinder (Nuclear Blast Records)
  • Einvigi - Yo Kulje Kanssani
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  • Slowenya - Meadow
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  • Domkraft/Stomatics - Ascend/Descend (Majestic Mountain Records)
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  • Void Dancer - Prone Burial (Modern Grievance)
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  • Jazz Sabbath - Vol. 2 (Blacklake)
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  • Primus - Conspiranoid EP (ATO)
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  • deathCave - ii EP (Satanik Royalty Records)
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  • Conception - State of Deception (Deluxe Edition)
  • Richard “Heldon” Pinhas - Live in U.S.A (BAM BALAM Records)
  • Darkane - Insanity (Re-Release)
  • Tangerine Dream - Strange Behavior (April 23)
  • Gojira - Live at Brixton Academy (April 23, Roadrunner Records)

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