Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

Caterina Barbieri ~ Spirit Exit

The introduction of vocals to an artist’s oeuvre is a selling point for larger audiences, and a challenge to instrumental-based sites.  Spirit Exit includes Caterina Barbieri‘s first use of vocals, yet it is not a vocal album.  Instead, the artist (who scored our

Caterina Barbieri ~ Spirit Exit

The introduction of vocals to an artist’s oeuvre is a selling point for larger audiences, and a challenge to instrumental-based sites.  Spirit Exit includes Caterina Barbieri‘s first use of vocals, yet it is not a vocal album.  Instead, the artist (who scored our

Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra ~ The Unfolding

Following the success of Fir Wave, a reimagining of Delia Derbyshire and the Radiophonic Workshop that was shortlisted for a Mercury Prize, Hannah Peel was not content to rest on her laurels.  She’s returned with what is in many ways an ever

Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra ~ The Unfolding

Following the success of Fir Wave, a reimagining of Delia Derbyshire and the Radiophonic Workshop that was shortlisted for a Mercury Prize, Hannah Peel was not content to rest on her laurels.  She’s returned with what is in many ways an ever

Various Artists ~ Peace and Plenty

Concurrent with the release of Blackford Hill’s print journal Oscillations #3 comes a 36-track compilation curated by Simon Lewin and Tommy Perman to raise funds for UNICEF’s work in Ukraine.  The cover collage is bright and colorful, the title hopeful and encouraging, an idyllic

Various Artists ~ Peace and Plenty

Concurrent with the release of Blackford Hill’s print journal Oscillations #3 comes a 36-track compilation curated by Simon Lewin and Tommy Perman to raise funds for UNICEF’s work in Ukraine.  The cover collage is bright and colorful, the title hopeful and encouraging, an idyllic

Machinefabriek with Anne Bakker ~ Wisps

Wisps is the perfect name for this mini-album.  Wisps of Anne Bakker‘s voice, violin and viola gather and disperse throughout the release. On the cover, Wytske van der Veen uses scrap paper to create disconnected collages.  Machinefabriek weaves his own wisps into the

Machinefabriek with Anne Bakker ~ Wisps

Wisps is the perfect name for this mini-album.  Wisps of Anne Bakker‘s voice, violin and viola gather and disperse throughout the release. On the cover, Wytske van der Veen uses scrap paper to create disconnected collages.  Machinefabriek weaves his own wisps into the

Answers ~ A New Path to Touch the Earth

After releasing four singles and a live EP in the last four years, Orlando’s Answers is stepping out in a big way with A New Path to Touch the Earth.  The most obvious thing to mention is that they don’t sound like a

Answers ~ A New Path to Touch the Earth

After releasing four singles and a live EP in the last four years, Orlando’s Answers is stepping out in a big way with A New Path to Touch the Earth.  The most obvious thing to mention is that they don’t sound like a

Conrad Praetzel ~ Adventures Into Somethingness

If an album has a striking cover, the track titles are clever, the backstory is memorable and the first video is intriguing, does it guarantee a review?  Not always; the music must appeal as well.  Thankfully, in this case it

Conrad Praetzel ~ Adventures Into Somethingness

If an album has a striking cover, the track titles are clever, the backstory is memorable and the first video is intriguing, does it guarantee a review?  Not always; the music must appeal as well.  Thankfully, in this case it

Akusmi ~ Fleeting Future

Given all that the world has been going through, it’s refreshing to encounter someone who has remained optimistic.  Pascal Bideau is Akusmi, his moniker suggesting acoustic, albeit with an international tinge ~ exactly what one will hear while spinning Fleeting Future. The album

Akusmi ~ Fleeting Future

Given all that the world has been going through, it’s refreshing to encounter someone who has remained optimistic.  Pascal Bideau is Akusmi, his moniker suggesting acoustic, albeit with an international tinge ~ exactly what one will hear while spinning Fleeting Future. The album

Hatis Noit ~ Aura

Aura is the exemplar of the human voice as instrument.  While Hatis Noit often seems to be singing words, her debut album is wordless and otherwise instrument-free.  A sample of the ocean near Fukushima is the only adornment.  Her vocal range, applied to

Hatis Noit ~ Aura

Aura is the exemplar of the human voice as instrument.  While Hatis Noit often seems to be singing words, her debut album is wordless and otherwise instrument-free.  A sample of the ocean near Fukushima is the only adornment.  Her vocal range, applied to