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Cinematic Alt-folk


Cee has released her stunningly orchestrated debut EP “As I Keep On Dreaming”

Swiss Singer-Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cee has recently released her debut EP “As I Keep on Dreaming”. With the instantaneous unveiling of her ability to explore sound at the same time as human complexity in the title track, we were hooked from the first verse.

As I Keep On Dreaming is an aptly-titled dreamy melodic work of Alt Folk with cinematic semi-orchestral layers which allow Cee to take her sound to an ethereal level.

Whether you’re enamoured by her distinctive guitar playing, the celestial feel behind the production, or her expressively quaint vocals, you’re sure to find as much indulgent appeal in As I Keep On Dreaming as we did.

You can check out Cee’s latest single As I Keep On Dreaming for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Castlemill – Born Free: Cinematically Orchestral World Music

“Born Free” is the latest single to be released by the eccentrically experimental up and coming World music artist Castlemill.

You’ll find the usual organically textured woody percussion in Born Free, but within the arrangement, there are also inventively placed orchestral layers which you wouldn’t usually find in World Music. Yet, Castlemill has found a way to weave in a nuanced cinematic flair which makes the soundscape all too easy to sink into.

It’s uplifting, it’s innovative, and it’s given us more reason to get excited by the artist’s ability to orchestrate music which feels like an epic adventure whilst simultaneously feeding you catharsis.

You can check out Born Free for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Indie Folk Artist Caelin Has Made a Cinematic Debut with the Single “Serenity”

Indie Folk artist Caelin has recently made her debut with the melodically ethereal single “Serenity”. Any fans of Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten are going to be as equally transfixed by Caelin’s vocals which stretch through the same evocative capacity.

The production is beyond radio-ready, it’s cinematic, it’s celestial, and it’s a far cry from what you’d expect the debut of a Folk singer-songwriter to sound like. As the track faded to a close, you may as well have been stood under a waterfall of effervescent aural wonder. So, it’s safe to say that Caelin has made an unforgettable debut with Serenity, we’re already stoked to hear what follows.

You can check out Caelin’s single Serenity for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


A&R Factory Present: Marah In The Mainsail

Rooted in the musically fertile soil of Minneapolis, Marah In The Mainsail blazes a trail through the indie music scene with their aggressive take on the genre. The band has been carving a name for themselves in the midwest United States and beyond with their subtle nod to blues and punk music, played with an eclectic and unique instrumentation.

Their new debut album “Thaumatrope” out on vinyl in select US record stores.