Author Archives: JB

Ryuichi Sakamoto ~ The Staggering Girl

Matt Schrader’s Score was a 2016 documentary that offered an array of insights from composers and stories behind some of the most interesting and best-known movie soundtracks of recent years, as well as providing an all-too-brief look at the history

Ryuichi Sakamoto ~ The Staggering Girl

Matt Schrader’s Score was a 2016 documentary that offered an array of insights from composers and stories behind some of the most interesting and best-known movie soundtracks of recent years, as well as providing an all-too-brief look at the history

Steve Spacek ~ Houses

Some album titles can be ambiguous or misleading, sometimes relying on an in-joke or a pun. This is not one of those occasions. There’s no sense of misdirection with the excellent Houses, as Steve Spacek draws on his love of

Steve Spacek ~ Houses

Some album titles can be ambiguous or misleading, sometimes relying on an in-joke or a pun. This is not one of those occasions. There’s no sense of misdirection with the excellent Houses, as Steve Spacek draws on his love of

The Matthew Herbert Big Band ~ The State Between Us

The full name of the group is The Matthew Herbert Great Britain and Gibraltar European Union Membership Referendum Big Band – a little unwieldy perhaps, which is why it’s been conveniently hash-tagged as #brexitbigband for all your social media needs.

The Matthew Herbert Big Band ~ The State Between Us

The full name of the group is The Matthew Herbert Great Britain and Gibraltar European Union Membership Referendum Big Band – a little unwieldy perhaps, which is why it’s been conveniently hash-tagged as #brexitbigband for all your social media needs.

Szun Waves ~ New Hymn to Freedom

The concept of the ‘super-group’ is one that, thankfully, remains confined to rock-centric circles; it is, in a nutshell, a loose partnership of musicians from other bands who aren’t quite able to scratch the itch where they are at the

Szun Waves ~ New Hymn to Freedom

The concept of the ‘super-group’ is one that, thankfully, remains confined to rock-centric circles; it is, in a nutshell, a loose partnership of musicians from other bands who aren’t quite able to scratch the itch where they are at the

Djrum ~ Portrait With Firewood

The portents for Portrait With Firewood are unusual to say the least, particularly for a producer more associated with a series of releases that mostly combined cinematic samples and atmosphere with a dubstep-inspired late-night wooziness. Instead, Felix Manuel, who records

Djrum ~ Portrait With Firewood

The portents for Portrait With Firewood are unusual to say the least, particularly for a producer more associated with a series of releases that mostly combined cinematic samples and atmosphere with a dubstep-inspired late-night wooziness. Instead, Felix Manuel, who records

Bonniesongs ~ Strings

A single string can be a fragile thing, but together they can be mighty. A spider can get around with one gossamer thread but it won’t catch much, yet if it combines its lines into a web some unsuspecting fly

Bonniesongs ~ Strings

A single string can be a fragile thing, but together they can be mighty. A spider can get around with one gossamer thread but it won’t catch much, yet if it combines its lines into a web some unsuspecting fly

Cara Stacey & Camilo Ángeles ~ Ceder

It must have been an interesting moment back in February 2017 when Camilo Ángeles arrived at the studio for a recording session with Cara Stacey. There’s the piano, of course, mic’ed up and ready to go. “That’s good,” says Camilo

Cara Stacey & Camilo Ángeles ~ Ceder

It must have been an interesting moment back in February 2017 when Camilo Ángeles arrived at the studio for a recording session with Cara Stacey. There’s the piano, of course, mic’ed up and ready to go. “That’s good,” says Camilo