You are here

Reviews

Wild Honey - Torres Blancas (Lovemonk Records)

Torres Blancas is the third album for Wild Honey the electronic folk pop vehicle for Spanish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Guillermo Farre. Torres Blanco is 10 tracks of bright upbeat hazy electronica, pop songs and beautifully sunny vocals. Farre's previous albums, EPIC HANDSHAKES...

Avital Raz - The Fallen Angel's Unravelling Descent (Sotones)

Avital Raz started out as a child singer of classical music in Jerusalem, after completing degrees in vocal performance and composition she studied Dhrupad singing in India. The Fallen Angel's Unravelling Descent' weaves through Troubadour Americana, Baroque choral singing, Indian Drones and the...

Addictive TV - Orchestra of Samples (K7)

Between 2010 and 2015 Graham Daniels an Mark Vidler visited over 25 Countries. From Brazil and Mexico to Senegal, China and back, filming and recording local musicians. This album an extension of their on-going live shows as Addictive TV, documents and celebrates the process of layering together...

Adrian and Meredith - More Than a Little (Vertigo Productions)

Nashville is a city filled with Cowboys, Urban and Country and a myriad of 'sat on a stool' James Taylor wannabe songwriters. East Nashville duo Adrian and Meredith cut through it all, decisively and confidently with their own compelling raw roots sound. Part energy infused spit n sawdust bluegrass...

Justin Adams - Ribbons (Wayward/DJA)

Both on his own records and as a sideman Justin Adams has always an compelling listen. From Justin's early days with Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart, he played memorably with Robert Plant, injecting Plant's music with a dose of electric Saharan blues. Adams partnership with Drecker, vocalist on...

Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics II (Beeswing)

Richard Thompson returns with his trusty Louden to deliver the second helping of outstanding acoustic performances; two-way family favourites rescued and warmly refurbished from his own vast back catalogue. His Fairport days are fondly recalled in Genesis Hall , previously investigated in a similar...

Keith James - Tenderness Claws (Hurdy Gurdy)

Known for his meticulous dissection of Nick Drake's idiosyncratic guitar techniques, which he handles with surgical precision, Keith James takes a series of poems written by some of our most noted poets and tenderly delivers each one wrapped in melodies all his own with arrangements courtesy of...

Josienne Clarke and Kit Downes - Such a Sky EP (Self Release)

There are voices.. and then there are voices; voices that take us on a journey, where the actual vocal inflections and sonic nuances are infinitely more important than the words themselves. Take for instance Josienne Clarke's multi-layered vocal on the coda of the opening song here, Out of View ,...

Taarka - Fading Mystery (Self Release)

The word taarka refers to the process of roasting spices in Indian cooking. When spice seeds are added to hot oil, they bring forth the intense flavours that provide the base for all Indian culinary delicacies. It should be easy, then, for a reviewer to get a hold of such etymology and squeeze it...

Vasen - Brewed (Northside)

There's one thing a band can be sure of after 28 years together, that their performances will be tight. Väsen, a threesome who have been playing together since the late 1980s and have released no fewer than seventeen albums, are so tightly bound that their handling of opulent Swedish folk is as...

Pages