We would like to wish you a happy new year but this update is being posted mere hours after the death of David Bowie was announced. There are lots of words flying around the world about him and it seems vain to add more. Let us simply say that his work (music and ideas) wrote itself into our DNA. We agree wholeheartedly with Jarvis Cocker's take on it: for all our feelings of loss, we're happy that he was able to turn his own death into another daring, dazzling exploration of words, sounds and images. We still cried, of course.
We welcome another new artist Polaraíocht into the fold. Using simple musical phrases, a range of location recordings and binaural beats, Animis Opibusque Parati (there are various translations but we like "prepared in mind and resources") is an hour-long piece designed to aid meditation and relaxation. Click to listen.