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Youssoupha Sidibe

Youssoupha Sibide – “Sacred Sounds” Review

A new star of the kora has arrived

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Dijf Sanders

Dijf Sanders – “JAVA” Review

A new way to fuse music and culture has been born

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Andrew Jasinski

Andrew Jasinski – “Embracing the Universe” Review

The hang drum for relaxation and relief

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The Travelers VGM

The Travelers VGM -“The Travelers” Review

Going back to the forest for ancient game music arrangements

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Western Skies Motel

Western Skies Motel – “Settlers” Review

One of the most understated greatest guitar albums of the decade

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GoGo Penguin

GoGo Penguin – “V2.0” Review

The piano has a new voice

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Live Vault – Deborah Henson-Conant

We love Deb and only she can give us a Hendrix styled electric harp rendition of “Star Spangled Banner”. You’ve gotta love this for 4th of July!

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Loreena McKennitt To Release New Album!

The magical Loreena McKennitt has announced that a new album of traditional Celtic songs is on its way to us soon. Entitled “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”, the album will have nine tracks, of which two are instrumental, and will feature a lot of Loreena’s musicians she’s worked with over the years. A tour […]

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A World of Percussion

Whilst I know I said I wouldn’t actively promote myself, I think this vblog from myself (Sitorimon) is actually quite interesting for those who like to delve into random instruments! Welcome to my world of percussion!

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John Williams : Making of Memoirs of a Geisha Soundtrack

I absolutely adore the soundtrack (and film) to Memoirs of a Geisha. This video I found on old faithful tube, is taken from the DVD extras. I have the soundtrack and it’s beautiful and you’ll hear the main theme several times here, as well as the making of the soundtrack and interviews with John.

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Whispers of the Plains – Corrin Huddleston (on Red Steel 2)

Playing the harmonica and jews harp, Corrin Huddleston has been used for various different projects as well as previously being involved in his own blues band. Here Corrin speaks about how he got involved on the Red Steel 2 soundtrack and about his weapons of choice: You’ve been involved in quite a lot of projects […]

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Salta Shakes It Up With Red Steel 2 Soundtrack

Tom Salta has written and composed the score for new wii game Red Steel 2. Looking set to potentially be one of the most intresting mainstream soundtrack sof 2010, Salta has said he has used some Wild-West guitar moments mixed around with very traditional Chinese instruments such as the Due and Pipa. That combination ensures […]

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“Music Creation for the PlayStation” Promo CD Review

Back in 1998 a certain game caused a riot on PlayStation called “Music”. Essentially it was the first proper music creation program for a console that you could actually do anything worthwhile listening to and you could spend hours (well I spent years) playing around making your own music. On the day of release free […]

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Whispers of the Plains: Panda Transport

After reviewing their latest EP “Monorail”, HPM was lucky enough to get a few minutes with the fabulous duo Panda Transport. Lovely people, here’s what they had to say. So where did you guys come up with a spectacualarly fantastic band name? Thierry: Kathy’s idea…Panda’s are gentle and we have to travel a lot to […]

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Whispers of the Plains: Winifred Phillips on the Making of Spore Hero’s Soundtrack

Winifred Phillip’s latest soundtrack “Spore Hero” was released this week and we gave it two thumbs up! We were lucky enough to get to ask a few questions about her processes when writing a soundtrack and you can read them below… When you first started work on the Spore Hero Soundtrack, how did you manage […]

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Rock Band: Beatles – E3 Press Conference Video

Harmonix have long been doing great things with music games (Frequency & Amplitude) and now their Rock Band series is getting the Beatles look. Take a look at their E3 presentation in a special video made for Higher Plain Music by the fantastic Jeriaska. Jeriaska is runner of Nobuooo.com , Jeriaska.com and also a great […]

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Michael Giacchino on Scoring Lost

Well the Lost Season 4 soundtrack was released last week (very good by the way – review coming eventually) but until then here’s an old video from Michael regarding how he scores Lost and why it always comes across so hauntingly beautiful. Here is a further video that brings you up to date with season […]

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Live Vault – Toumani Diabate

LittleBigPlanet had an excellent soundtrack but the best new artist I found was Toumani Diabate! Ordered are several of his albums which will be reviewed in due course but until then here’s an excellent video that shows him explaining exactly how he plays the Kora. He is a very talented man indeed. Enjoy!

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