Revered Finnish composer and musician Lauri Porra has today released his spectacular new album Matter And Time. Scored for narrator, large orchestra, choir, electric ensemble and vocal soloist, Matter And Time finds Porra bringing together an array of musical influences to create a hugely ambitious work, in both scope and sound. Listen to the album here.

Matter And Time features broadcasting legend Stephen Fry as the narrator, speaking...

Revered Finnish composer and musician Lauri Porra has released the beautiful track ‘Consciousness’, as a new single taken from his forthcoming album Matter And Time, out on April 19th and available to pre-order here.

‘Consciousness’ is a lusciously orchestrated pop song, soaring and dreamlike with atmospheric guitars, swelling strings and euphoric brass. It features the singer Ringa Manner, lending her gracefully emotional vocals to profound questions about the...

It starts with the lone beating of a heart, before plangent strings sing out their sombre requiem for the world. A world that billions of years ago was born out of the cosmos, which has witnessed the miracle of life emerge from the seemingly random joining of atoms, and that has not only seen the rise of mankind but also, into the future, has seen the inevitable fall too.

Revered...