Posts Tagged: Garreth Brooke

Víkingur Ólafsson ~ From Afar

“Never meet your heroes”. If Víkingur Ólafsson had followed this advice, this gem of an album would have never come into existence. Having loved the music of György Kurtág since his father handed him a record when he was youngster

Víkingur Ólafsson ~ From Afar

“Never meet your heroes”. If Víkingur Ólafsson had followed this advice, this gem of an album would have never come into existence. Having loved the music of György Kurtág since his father handed him a record when he was youngster

Jakob Lindhagen ~ Memory Constructions

Who are we? Do we construct who we are? Hit play on this beautiful new album from Jakob Lindhagen and consider that it might not all be as simple as you first thought. There’s a fascinating episode of Revisionist History,

Jakob Lindhagen ~ Memory Constructions

Who are we? Do we construct who we are? Hit play on this beautiful new album from Jakob Lindhagen and consider that it might not all be as simple as you first thought. There’s a fascinating episode of Revisionist History,

Henning Schmiedt ~ Piano Miniatures

This is a welcome return to ACL for Henning Schmiedt, who we last reviewed enthusiastically in 2017 for a collaboration with Christoph Berg. There’s a phrase from that review that stands out, ‘a feeling of playful innocence’, a feeling that

Henning Schmiedt ~ Piano Miniatures

This is a welcome return to ACL for Henning Schmiedt, who we last reviewed enthusiastically in 2017 for a collaboration with Christoph Berg. There’s a phrase from that review that stands out, ‘a feeling of playful innocence’, a feeling that

Odas mixtas para criaturas mínimas by Mirlitorrinco

Mirlitorrinco ~ Odas mixtas para criaturas mínimas

What is this strange creature that we see? Odas mixtas para criaturas mínimas promises “mixed odes for minimal creatures”, the creature in question being the Mirlitorrinco, which is not only a “creature of strange morphology and dramatic grunts… a unique monotreme mammal”

Odas mixtas para criaturas mínimas by Mirlitorrinco

Mirlitorrinco ~ Odas mixtas para criaturas mínimas

What is this strange creature that we see? Odas mixtas para criaturas mínimas promises “mixed odes for minimal creatures”, the creature in question being the Mirlitorrinco, which is not only a “creature of strange morphology and dramatic grunts… a unique monotreme mammal”

The Practise Of Suffering by BP Moore

BP Moore ~ The Practice of Suffering & Monaro

If albums are novels, EPs are short stories: a good one is concise and its meaning clear as glass. Here are two short EPs by multi-instrumentalist and composer BP Moore, whose gorgeous 2021 album If I Don’t See You Again and its equally compelling 2022 reworks collection have previously caught our attention. These two EPs are ostensibly on different themes, but there’s a thread that runs through both: self-discovery and acceptance.

The Practise Of Suffering by BP Moore

BP Moore ~ The Practice of Suffering & Monaro

If albums are novels, EPs are short stories: a good one is concise and its meaning clear as glass. Here are two short EPs by multi-instrumentalist and composer BP Moore, whose gorgeous 2021 album If I Don’t See You Again and its equally compelling 2022 reworks collection have previously caught our attention. These two EPs are ostensibly on different themes, but there’s a thread that runs through both: self-discovery and acceptance.

Black Oak Ensemble ~ Avant l’orage: French String Trios, 1926-1939

We don’t tend to focus much on historical music here on ACL, but this album is a timely treat. Aside from the fact that the centenary of many of these pieces is coming up, many of us have been aware of parallels between the 1920s and ’30s and today. It’s a welcome opportunity to travel back to a distant yet curiously close time.

Black Oak Ensemble ~ Avant l’orage: French String Trios, 1926-1939

We don’t tend to focus much on historical music here on ACL, but this album is a timely treat. Aside from the fact that the centenary of many of these pieces is coming up, many of us have been aware of parallels between the 1920s and ’30s and today. It’s a welcome opportunity to travel back to a distant yet curiously close time.

zmi – Piano Diary

The opening of this utterly beguiling album is a pure expression of the joy of music making. Right from the very first gently whirling arpeggios, the soul can’t help but sing along. The melodies are glorious, perfectly encapsulating the emotion

zmi – Piano Diary

The opening of this utterly beguiling album is a pure expression of the joy of music making. Right from the very first gently whirling arpeggios, the soul can’t help but sing along. The melodies are glorious, perfectly encapsulating the emotion

Madeleine Cocolas ~ Spectral

Are we happy with where we are? Can we cope with the challenges it presents, or do we need to move? These kinds of questions confront us often in our lives. Spectral is a beautiful document of Madeleine Cocolas’ own explorations and struggles, and as such it can help us to find our own way.

Madeleine Cocolas ~ Spectral

Are we happy with where we are? Can we cope with the challenges it presents, or do we need to move? These kinds of questions confront us often in our lives. Spectral is a beautiful document of Madeleine Cocolas’ own explorations and struggles, and as such it can help us to find our own way.