An American born musician and composer most known as the violin player in the Danish band, Efterklang in their live shows. He's recorded and toured with many bands and musicians including She & Him, Horse Feathers, Norfolk & Western,Laura Gibson and many more as well as being a regular session musicians at various recording studios.
He started Violin at age 7 in high school, and soon became interested in all different kinds of instruments, where he started to learn the piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, musical saw and anything else he could find. In 2007 he was invited to play alongside one of his favourite bands, Efterklang, so he moved to Copenhagen and joined them, since then he's played live alongside them all over the world and often being opening act for many of their live shows.
(Recommended Albums - Float and Home)
Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuyderveldt):
A male composer from Arnhem, Netherlands who makes electronic music without using a laptop or computer to generate sounds, he does this my recording various natural sounds including soundscapes,various acoustic instruments/sounds as well as feedback noise and glitches. His general sound is quite droney and soundscape but he also creates completely different sound worlds where there is only sounds of mechanical objects and crackles for example his album 'Box Music' a collaboration with Stephen Vitiello, in which the titles are all the objects he used in that particular track e.g Bells, Books, Tin Foil, Buttons.
(Recommended albums Dauw and Box Music)
Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek:
With Peter mainly on piano playing melodic and sparse chords as well as playing on other various acoustic and electric instruments and Machinefabriek on instruments and sound recordings creating slow drones they each perfectly counterplay off each other, no sound sounds too different to each other. And you often wonder if these two sounds from two completely different worlds were made for each other.
The album starts with a slow soundscape, enveloping you to stop whatever you're doing and to focus on all the sounds then peter introduces his Steve Reich/Philip Glass/Ludovico Einaudi-esque phrases on the piano then mixed with Peters humming which gets sucked into Machinfabriek's Soundscape world, it truly is one of the most emotional songs I've heard in a while (Track 2 - Planes) . You will not be disappointed with this album.
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Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek - Blank Grey Canvas Sky - 58mb