Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

Havana Swim Club ~ S/T

The first full day of (official) summer deserves a suitable soundtrack, and Havana Swim Club‘s self-titled debut album fits the bill.  A sampledelic blend of tropicana, disco, soul and lounge, Havana Swim Club is this year’s Perfect Summer Album.  Not every year

Havana Swim Club ~ S/T

The first full day of (official) summer deserves a suitable soundtrack, and Havana Swim Club‘s self-titled debut album fits the bill.  A sampledelic blend of tropicana, disco, soul and lounge, Havana Swim Club is this year’s Perfect Summer Album.  Not every year

Icebreaker 2021 Series

The U.K.’s 12-strong Icebreaker ensemble has been performing for over thirty years now, and is doing a victory lap of sorts in 2021 with the release of months singles from its extensive repertoire.  Some pieces are old, some new, some unreleased, and

Icebreaker 2021 Series

The U.K.’s 12-strong Icebreaker ensemble has been performing for over thirty years now, and is doing a victory lap of sorts in 2021 with the release of months singles from its extensive repertoire.  Some pieces are old, some new, some unreleased, and

Trialogos ~ Stroh zu Gold

How many bands were born during the pandemic? Our guess is not many, as social distancing kept folks apart.  Bucking the trend, cellist Sicker Man and multi-instrumentalist Kiki Bohemia launched a digital series called Cleansing Drones for Locked Down Homes at the

Trialogos ~ Stroh zu Gold

How many bands were born during the pandemic? Our guess is not many, as social distancing kept folks apart.  Bucking the trend, cellist Sicker Man and multi-instrumentalist Kiki Bohemia launched a digital series called Cleansing Drones for Locked Down Homes at the

Don Zilla ~ Ekizikiza Mubwengula

When Don Zilla released the two-track From the Cave to the World EP in 2019, the jury was out: would the Ugandan producer choose dance music or abstract exploration?  “From the Cave” was a drum ‘n’ bass banger, while the 12:50 “Inside Me” was

Don Zilla ~ Ekizikiza Mubwengula

When Don Zilla released the two-track From the Cave to the World EP in 2019, the jury was out: would the Ugandan producer choose dance music or abstract exploration?  “From the Cave” was a drum ‘n’ bass banger, while the 12:50 “Inside Me” was

Viktor Orri Árnason ~ Eilífur

Our immediate health need is to conquer the virus that has been ravaging the globe.  Yet in the midst of vaccinations, some scientists are speculating farther, trying to unravel the key to eternal life.  This quixotic pursuit bridges history and

Viktor Orri Árnason ~ Eilífur

Our immediate health need is to conquer the virus that has been ravaging the globe.  Yet in the midst of vaccinations, some scientists are speculating farther, trying to unravel the key to eternal life.  This quixotic pursuit bridges history and

Hania Rani ~ Music for Film and Theatre

Last year, we named Hania Rani‘s video for “F Major” (directed by Neels Castillon) as one of 2020’s best.  The video was our introduction to this superlative pianist.  The only snag: the artist had just shifted to the vocal arena, while

Hania Rani ~ Music for Film and Theatre

Last year, we named Hania Rani‘s video for “F Major” (directed by Neels Castillon) as one of 2020’s best.  The video was our introduction to this superlative pianist.  The only snag: the artist had just shifted to the vocal arena, while

Front & Follow ~ You Can Never Leave

Sadly, this is the last project we’ll ever hear from the sublime Front & Follow label, or as the label writes, “one final final FINAL project” since even this is a bonus.  But Bandcamp leaves the door ajar by saying that the

Front & Follow ~ You Can Never Leave

Sadly, this is the last project we’ll ever hear from the sublime Front & Follow label, or as the label writes, “one final final FINAL project” since even this is a bonus.  But Bandcamp leaves the door ajar by saying that the

Federico Durand ~ Herbario

The Laaps imprint continues with its final entry of spring, released on the cusp of summer.  As some recall, each album begins where the last leaves off, which means Federico Durand‘s “Salvia” proceeds from the mouth of Stijn Huwels and Tomoyoshi Date’s “A

Federico Durand ~ Herbario

The Laaps imprint continues with its final entry of spring, released on the cusp of summer.  As some recall, each album begins where the last leaves off, which means Federico Durand‘s “Salvia” proceeds from the mouth of Stijn Huwels and Tomoyoshi Date’s “A