Color of Rhythm: Change of State

Change of State by Color of Rhythm “Change of State juxtaposes the physical phases of matter with psycho-social phases of life represented through collaged imagery of solid, liquid, and gas, arranged in their corresponding alchemical symbols.   As inspiration and energy ebbed and flowed throughout the pandemic so did feelings of uncertainty and stability, but… Continue reading Color of Rhythm: Change of State

Ukraine aid handpan music compilation by Ukrainian musicians released

Ukrainian players of the world’s newest musical instrument, the handpan, have released a compilation of Ukrainian handpan music to raise funds in this time of their nation’s urgent need. The album can be downloaded at Future Rust website for voluntary donation. The compilation is entitled Contra Spem Spero, which roughly translates to “Against All Expectations,… Continue reading Ukraine aid handpan music compilation by Ukrainian musicians released

Contra Spem Spero – A Compilation of Ukrainian Handpan Music

Contra Spem Spero – A Compilation of Ukrainian Handpan Music by Future Rust Sorry! We are experiencing technical difficulties with the PayPal donation button! For now, use the “Friends and Family” transfer on PayPal to: < >Please include the message: “Future Rust” About this project: “Contra Spem Spero!” is the title of a poem… Continue reading Contra Spem Spero – A Compilation of Ukrainian Handpan Music

Connor Shafran: For the Time Being

For the Time Being by Connor Shafran Music for friends far away. Buy

Future Rust begins (again)

Sometimes after the Handpan Day 2021 my good friend Connor Shafran offered to help with running the label. Me and Connor had been talking about music intensely for months, and since there has always been a lot of resonance between our ideas, we decided to start developing Future Rust together. In December we started to… Continue reading Future Rust begins (again)

8 Hands of Sound

New Light by 8 Hands of Sound 8 Hands of Sound is the result of a spark that was ignited in 2014 when four multi-instrumental musicians from the far reaches of the globe came together in the USA. In January 2018, they met again in Australia to record their first album, New Light. Their debut… Continue reading 8 Hands of Sound

Future Rust: Volume 3

Future Rust: Volume 3 by Future Rust Not your average Burning Man “hang drum” jam — Future Rust releases a new pay-what-you-can handpan compilation On the October 13th, 2021, the handpan music label Future Rust will release a third volume in their annual series of handpan music compilations. The album consists of 14 tracks of… Continue reading Future Rust: Volume 3

Maja Wlazły

Maja Wlazły is a percussionist, a music therapist and a sound designer based in Poland. She graduated from the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz with a Master’s degree in Percussion as well as a Bachelor’s in Music Therapy from Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz. She became inspired by the sound… Continue reading Maja Wlazły

Kumea Sound

Real Music for Unreal Times: Vol. 2 by Kumea Sound The music of Kumea Sound (Lauri Wuolio) could be described as ambient chamber music from the future. With handpans and electronic instruments Kumea Sound weaves together diverse elements from both old and contemporary music traditions. Wuolio studied sound art and site-specific art at the Finnish… Continue reading Kumea Sound

Dan Mulqueen

Real Life by Dan Mulqueen Dan Mulqueen is an American multi-instrumentalist from New Jersey. Dan’s music is centered around an instrument called the “Handpan”, an instrument created in 2001 in Switzerland. Determined to push the limits of music revolving around this instrument, Dan’s playing style is both beautifully melodic and intensely percussive. His stylistic approach… Continue reading Dan Mulqueen