A Short Diary

An emotive "diary of loss" from former Sons of Kemet and Polar Bear member Sebastian Rochford, and Kit Downes.

Inspired by the death of his father, Sebastian Rochford describes the album as a “short diary of loss”, “a sonic memory, created with love, out of need for comfort”. Together Rochford and Kit Downes explore grief and melancholy through deeply poignant musicianship.

The album’s last track Even Now I Think of Her was composed by his father, Aberdeen poet Gerard Rochford, concluding the album with a beautiful, yet hauntingly sad mood.

A Short Diary was produced and mastered by ECM founder Manfred Eicher.

This Tune Your Ears Will Never Hear features on our playlist Inversion.

Love in Exile

Grammy award-winning singer Arooj Aftab collaborates with jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and multi-instramentalist Shahzad Ismaily on this improvisatory album Love in Exile.


Grammy award-winning jazz singer Cecile McLorin Salvant uses the story of European folkloric legend of Mélusine to reveal secrets and explore identity.


Award-winning ensemble Consone Quartet begin their series of Mendelssohn’s complete string quartets, here with fresh interpretation of his ‘1823’ quartet on gut strings.

Racing The Storm

The second collaboration between Icelandic singer-songwriter Emilíana Torrini and Belgian duo The Colorist Orchestra.

Safe Ground

Filipino-American singer-songwriter Sandrayati releases her intimate debut album exploring love, identity and courage.

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