Film soundtrack review: The Shape Of Water (2017)

Composer Alexandre Desplat adds waves of musical magic to Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-nominated buoyant fantasy ‘The Shape of Water.’ How do you compose a score that sounds like it derives… Read more

Album Review: Various Artists – We Out Here (Brownswood)

Listening to Gilles Peterson on 6Music recently it was easy to get the impression that the music scene in New York is where it’s at as far as new jazz… Read more

Album review: Field Music – Open Here (Memphis Industries)

Field Music are brothers David and Peter Brewis from Sunderland in the north of England and Open Here is their seventh album in 14 years, not a bad work rate… Read more

Album Review: Nils Frahm – All Melody (Erased Tapes)

Funkhaus frequencies I discovered Nils Frahm just before he stopped touring to concentrate on building a new studio, it was bad timing especially when the full glory of his live… Read more

Album review: Thomas Stronen Time is a Blind Guide – Lucus (ECM)

Textural fluctuations It seems to be in the nature of Norwegian musicians to collaborate far and wide. Maybe it’s coming from such a sparsely populated country or perhaps it’s just… Read more

Film soundtrack review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018)

An intimate score with dark connotations Having already garnered four awards at this year’s Golden Globes, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with its emotional and politically charged plot with delightful… Read more

Album Review: Dr Lonnie Smith – All In My Mind (Blue Note)

Soul soothing music Dr Lonnie Smith is neither a doctor nor a Sikh, apparently he took up both affectations “for no particular reason”, but the turban does help him stand… Read more

Society of Sound – January 2018 Les Amazones d’Afrique

In this first Society of Sound blog for 2018, Valerie Malot from 3D Family, talks about the project Les Amazones d’Afrique whose album Amazone Republique is this month’s release. Malot’s… Read more

Album Review: Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (XL)

Through a glass darkly Thom Yorke’s second solo album was originally released in September, 2014 but only as a download on bandcamp. Now that he has decided to tour the… Read more