Guide to the Week of Music: First Word records, Joachim Kühn, new sounds and visuals

Welcome to the Guide to the Week of Music, a round-up of music news, media and releases from the wide musical world. This week we explore the new solo piano release by ever-inventive pianist Joachim Kühn and a whole heap of new music and visuals from some artists you ought to hear.

First Word Records to celebrate European unity with Brexit day compilation

First Word records, the London-and-Leeds-based record label responsible for releasing contemporary classics by Children of Zeus and Tall Black Guy, are planning to release a unique compilation album on 29th March (the day that Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union). The label’s aim is to compile material submitted from as many European countries as possible, including non EU member states, and to donate 50% of digital download proceeds to charities The Refugee Council and Shelter. Described as a celebration of unity and diversity, the compilation’s running order will depend upon the music submitted to the label by musicians throughout Europe. Find out more about the project here.


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March 29th 2019, First Word Records is releasing a very special album. We’d like YOU to be a part of it. The aim is to feature tracks from as many different European countries as we can. Regardless of what happens with Brexit, this is simply a tribute to our home; Europe. Our team, our artists & our friends consist of people from across the globe. In a time rife with division & uncertainty, we’d like to celebrate unity and diversity. The best way we know how… Music. If you live in Europe (not just the EU) and feel you have some music that fits our vibe, send it over! The album will be released digitally worldwide, and we’ll split profits 50:50 with the artists. From our label share we’ll be donating 50% to split between two charities; The Refugee Council and Shelter. Send us Soundcloud links to your music to: Closing date for submissions is March 1st. One track per entrant. We look forward to hearing from you x • (🔊@quietdawn – ‘Being’) • #firstwordrecords #indierecordlabel #europe #europeanmusic #beats #soul #jazz #hiphop #brokenbeat

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Read the full article via the Guide to the World of Music website here

Photo credits: Joachim Kuhn by Juanjo Fotografia Professional, Seba Kaapstad by Foto Svengoetz