Author Archives: JB

Anteloper ~ Pink Dolphins

jaimie branch had the word Anteloper reserved as a project title before the group existed, but as she and Jason Nazary started rehearsing as a duo, it was clear what their name should be. It’s a portmanteau of antelope and

Anteloper ~ Pink Dolphins

jaimie branch had the word Anteloper reserved as a project title before the group existed, but as she and Jason Nazary started rehearsing as a duo, it was clear what their name should be. It’s a portmanteau of antelope and

SPECIMENS ~ Intersections

Alex Ives has been refreshingly candid when providing notes about his previous albums. In 2017, he said of Sculptures, “I didn’t want to make a record intentionally difficult to listen to, but I wanted uncomfortable moments.” A year later, for

SPECIMENS ~ Intersections

Alex Ives has been refreshingly candid when providing notes about his previous albums. In 2017, he said of Sculptures, “I didn’t want to make a record intentionally difficult to listen to, but I wanted uncomfortable moments.” A year later, for

700 BLISS ~ Nothing To Declare

“I don’t like 700 BLISS… they’re always talking about the end of the world… it’s so dark… is this even music?” (700 BLISS, “Easyjet”) “Is this even music?” is probably a comment you have heard in the past, whether it

700 BLISS ~ Nothing To Declare

“I don’t like 700 BLISS… they’re always talking about the end of the world… it’s so dark… is this even music?” (700 BLISS, “Easyjet”) “Is this even music?” is probably a comment you have heard in the past, whether it

Heather Woods Broderick ~ Domes

It’s not something people boast about, but we misremember things all the time. It’s not necessarily forgetfulness; it’s not quite experiencing false memories, but it is labouring under the illusion that we know something when we don’t. At least, we

Heather Woods Broderick ~ Domes

It’s not something people boast about, but we misremember things all the time. It’s not necessarily forgetfulness; it’s not quite experiencing false memories, but it is labouring under the illusion that we know something when we don’t. At least, we

Kalia Vandever ~ Regrowth

Springtime is finally upon us – nature is bursting into life all around. The mornings and evenings are lighter, the birds sing, the flowers bloom. The ongoing renewal and rebirth of flora and fauna are (just about) enough to lift

Kalia Vandever ~ Regrowth

Springtime is finally upon us – nature is bursting into life all around. The mornings and evenings are lighter, the birds sing, the flowers bloom. The ongoing renewal and rebirth of flora and fauna are (just about) enough to lift

Binker & Moses ~ Feeding The Machine

If you think of jazz music’s evolution, you may think of locations – from its birth in New Orleans to the development of bebop New York, from the ‘cool’ of west coast jazz to the colder climes of Scandinavian jazz.

Binker & Moses ~ Feeding The Machine

If you think of jazz music’s evolution, you may think of locations – from its birth in New Orleans to the development of bebop New York, from the ‘cool’ of west coast jazz to the colder climes of Scandinavian jazz.

Lynn Avery & Cole Pulice ~ To Live & Die In Space & Time

There’s a long-running feature in Mojo magazine giving musicians, actors or writers a brief questionnaire about their listening habits. Even if I don’t buy a particular issue, I will have a covert peek at the All Back To My Place

Lynn Avery & Cole Pulice ~ To Live & Die In Space & Time

There’s a long-running feature in Mojo magazine giving musicians, actors or writers a brief questionnaire about their listening habits. Even if I don’t buy a particular issue, I will have a covert peek at the All Back To My Place

Tangerine Dream ~ Raum

The Ship of Theseus. Trigger’s Broom. Sugababes. All examples of one of the oldest concepts in Western philosophy – if something has had all its original components replaced, does it remain fundamentally the same object? It’s a topic which has

Tangerine Dream ~ Raum

The Ship of Theseus. Trigger’s Broom. Sugababes. All examples of one of the oldest concepts in Western philosophy – if something has had all its original components replaced, does it remain fundamentally the same object? It’s a topic which has