The netlabel MixGalaxy is celebrating its first birthday - and producing new material to mark that festive occasion. Just as the last twelve months have shown a dizzying publication rate from MixGalaxy of fifteen varied releases, so this latest album also offers a wide range of talent.
More specifically, the "Downtempest Compilation" is made of fifteen artists, almost all of whom are virtually anonymous. Detective work conducted online will produce nothing more than a single webpage for almost all the contributors: text, images, and video are all extremely thin on the ground.
The upside of that paucity, however, is that we're presented with fifteen genuinely new names. These artists have all released some material with MixGalaxy before, but their web presence has remained remarkably low-key. Here, therefore, we provide a snapshot of seven contributors to this recent, quintessentially northern album of downtempo instrumentals. (more...)