Author Archives: JB

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

Sarah Davachi ~ Let Night Come On Bells End The Day

Confession time: I held off reviewing this for a long time because I couldn’t quite wrap my head around this album. What I could hear was fascinating music but it seemed to be buried under layers of distortion – not

Sarah Davachi ~ Let Night Come On Bells End The Day

Confession time: I held off reviewing this for a long time because I couldn’t quite wrap my head around this album. What I could hear was fascinating music but it seemed to be buried under layers of distortion – not

Rachel Grimes ~ The Doctor From India

Rachel Grimes first came to prominence as the composer of a soundtrack that utilised a piano and small ensemble – Rachel’s Music for Egon Schiele, written for a stage play and which is rightfully regarded as a masterpiece of modern

Rachel Grimes ~ The Doctor From India

Rachel Grimes first came to prominence as the composer of a soundtrack that utilised a piano and small ensemble – Rachel’s Music for Egon Schiele, written for a stage play and which is rightfully regarded as a masterpiece of modern