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Chirkutt single - testing new territory

🍫 Bangladeshi folk rock stars Chirkutt venture into new territory in more than one way with their next single.  (c) Songwrights Publishers for Mountain Records The track titled Chocolate is their first release in English. Once again it is written by lead singer Sumi , and it is a melancholy ballad.  The five piece outfit will undertake their first tour of several main US cities in the summer so the release of an English language track will hopefully also be an introduction of their music to the US market. The release will be available on the 26th of May 2023. Music link after release - Press release from the band here > Bangladesh's beloved band, Chirkutt, is poised to captivate music enthusiasts once again with the release of their latest single on May 26th. The much-anticipated track encapsulates the profound journey of self-discovery and the importance of seizing every moment, reminding us tha

Michael Blake: Complete Works for Solo Piano 1994-2004

📌 On the 12th of May 2023 we will issue a release from the catalogue of Michael Blake. Here is the press release to accompany the album. ____ Michael Blake: Complete Works for Solo Piano 1994-2004 The first release on Blake’s own label, Michael Blake Edition, brought together all his solo piano music written over a decade from 1994-2004. The recording artist was Johannesburg-based pianist and long-time collaborator, Jill Richards. It was released as MBED 001 in 2008. Two longer pieces,  French Suite (Two Dances)  from 1994 and  Ways to put in the salt  from 2002 frame a bunch of miniatures, all written for particular occasions and particular pianists: John Tilbury, Antony Gray, Daan Vandewalle, Marcel Worms, Sally Rose and Jill Richards. The composer has said: “Each of these nine short piano pieces, composed independently over a period of about nine years, and published as a set, has a connection with an earlier composer, sometimes drawing on that composer’s music: Bach, Satie, Ives,