The Muse Ft. Joe Dworniak, Frank Schultz, The Bahama Soul Club, Alexander Grawoig, and Penguin Cafe

Joe Dworniak

Joe Dworniak is a British Producer, Composer, Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist based out of Cornwall. 

With his intricate orchestration and vibrant composition, Dworniak captivates the listener from the first note. The interplay between the piano and strings evokes a sense of introspection, inviting the listener on a mesmerizing journey by weaving a tapestry of emotions through his minimalistic arrangements.

The introspective nature of the compositions reflect the contemplative aspects of the human experience.

This evocative neo-classical sound merges timeless melodies with modern influences. The delicate piano motifs, backed by subtle electronic elements, conjure up a captivating sonic landscape that leaves a lasting impression on the listener.

This is Dworniak’s debut solo album of instrumental music, a project that is marked by his mixing of classical and electronic elements.

Dworniak strives to create visual spaces with sound as he draws on his extensive production experience and his early influences with Soul, Funk, Reggae, Jazz and Eastern European melodies.

Frank Schultz

Frank Schultz is an American artist residing in Atlanta, Georgia.

This enchanting, off-kilter, neo-classical track transports the listener to a faraway land of tranquility and cryptic lore.

Its delicate melodies, intertwined with ethereal strings, and hypnotic percussive sounds, create a reflective ambiance that lingers long after the song ends.

“Who am I? Why am I here? Where is here? What is time? What is space? What is anything?”

These are the existential thoughts that float around the brain as one listens to the tranquil sonic vibrations of Frank Schultz. A true treat for those inclined to allow the mind to wonder.

The Bahama Soul Club

The Bahama Soul Club immerses the listener into a dreamlike state filled with sunshine, salty waves, a cool breeze, and rum and cokes at the local beach bar.

The combination of ethereal horns, gentle strums, and weird atmospheric textures generates an otherworldly aura, taking the listener on a transcendent journey through space and time.

“One of the most beautiful surf spots in the southwestern Algarve is the beloved beach of Zavial. Not far from the recording studio of the Bahama Soul Club. Giant waves are given and the breathtaking pictures of the tough wave riders are never out of your mind. ‘Surfing Zavial’ is the soundtrack to one of these dynamic surf sessions and musically illustrates the magical co-play of surfers, waves, boards and sunshine. A driving Bossa with a daredevil surfing alto sax. A charged field of pure energy and chilled company. Close your eyes and you have the full scenery in a flash. The song is dedicated to a lax collective of cool surfer dudes at the beaches of the Algarve and the funny people around.”

Alexander Grawoig

Alexander Grawoig strives to create authentic sonic vibrations that reflect the extreme dualities of life.

The project is a binaural meditation on the beauty of the finite nature of life; the waxing and waning of a perfect and never ending cycle.

“The harmonies and melodies are made to evoke a state of being in the moment, feeling with awareness.”

This ethereal neo-classical piece enchants with its celestial atmosphere. The delicate interplay between celestial vibrations, gentle piano, and a distant drone creates a mesmerizing soundscape that evokes a sense of cosmic wonder and mystery.

Penguin Cafe

“In Re Budd” is a joyful ode to the passage of time and is dedicated to the godfather of ambience, Harold Budd, with its deceptively tricky syncopation and Afro Cuban undertones.

The cascading piano arpeggios, interlaced with eclectic instrumentation, evoke a sense of nostalgia and reflection, as if each note carries a cherished memory of a time now dead and gone.

Penguin Cafe’s new LP will be out on 7/7 on Erased Tapes. Stay tuned my friends.


Published by

Ellis Walker

Poet and freelance journalist.