The Road to Damascus begins in London, when guitarist/ producer Nick "Dubulah" Page (Dub Colossus, Trans Global Underground and Temple of Sound) and Syrian virtuoso Qanun player, Abdullah Chhadeh, begin work on a collaborative project discussed some years earlier.
Greg Haines is a musician and composer who was born in the UK but now resides in Berlin. His music has been compared to Arvo Pärt, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Deathprod, Gavin Bryars and many more in the area of contemporary classical and electro-acoustic music.
One of the most extraordinary and passionate Garifuna artists of his generation, Aurelio Martinez follows in the footsteps of the legendary Parranderos of the Caribbean coast of Central America to become the new voice of Paranda.
In 2007 British guitarist and producer Justin Adams teamed up with Juldeh Camara, a Gambian griot and virtuoso on the one-stringed ritti fiddle, to record “Soul Science”, an album that deservedly won awards for its fusion of rock energy and traditional African influences. In 2009 it was followed by “Tell No Lies”. Their third album, "The Trance Sessions", was released in February 2010.
Toumast was founded in the 90's around Moussa Ag Keyna. In 1993, after years of combat and resistance, Moussa is severely wounded and evacuated to France, later joined by Aminatou Goumar. His encounter with composer, arranger and producer Dan Levy in Paris will be the starting point to the recording of the album.
Since 2006, UK artist Richard Skelton has been releasing small run documentations of his own musical explorations through his Sustain Release label. These recordings are always exquisitely packaged, in materials and imagery that really invoke the feel of the recordings locked away on the discs.
Poppy Ackroyd is a performer and composer from London, United Kingdom. Classically trained on violin and piano, she fell in love with contemporary piano music and with the piano beyond the keys, discovering the world of sound that could be made from other parts of the instrument.
Stray Ghost is Anthony Saggers, an English Neo-Classical / Ambient Composer. In August 2008, the British label Highpointlowlife Records released his debut physical release, Losthilde. The album was a semi-autobiographical exploration of lost love, and received glowing reviews featuring in Textura’s top-of-year list.
Waldermar Bastos (born 1954, M'banza, Zaire province, Angola) is an Angolan musician who combines Afropop, Portuguese (fado), and Brazilian influences. His parents were both nurses. He started singing at a very early age.
Recorded by a group of adventurous Ethiopians and Nick Page, one half of the British group Temple Of Sound, Dub Colossus is a unique attempt to mix traditional East African music with the most experimental reggae sounds. Recorded first in Addis Ababa, it was completed in a two-week session at the Real World studios in Wiltshire, thanks to the involvement of the B&W Music Club.
Jóhann Jóhannsson is an Iceland-born musician, composer and producer. Jóhann's stately, slow-building and hauntingly melodic music, which frequently combines electronics with classical orchestrations, has been quietly bewitching listeners since he released his first solo record Englabörn in 2002 on the well respected British label Touch.
Jack Wyllie and Duncan Bellamy both play in the Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet and Circle Traps is the result of their collaboration with friend Will Ward whose East London studio is the focal point for the trio’s productions.