Content tagged with 'album review'

Album review: The Breeders – All Nerve (4AD)

Regroup, re-ignite It’s a brick, look a little closer and you’ll see that the cover art is a broken engineering brick. Which is as good a metaphor for this album… 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: 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

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

Album Review: James Holden & The Animal Spirits – The Animal Spirits (Border Community)

Cosmic debris British electronica wunderkind James Holden has an impressive reputation in the remixing business, he has worked his magic on releases by New Order, Radiohead, Madonna and fellow trailblazers… Read more

Album Review: Anouar Brahem – Blue Maqams (ECM)

Melodic modes In the month when ECM finally caved into pressure for their music to be available on commercial streaming platforms Tunisian Anouar Brahem released his tenth album for the… Read more

Album Review: Lost Horizons – Ojala (Bella Union)

Hopeful return Lost Horizons is a collaboration between two movers and shakers of the eighties and nineties, Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas, the former was bass player in the Cocteau… Read more

Album Review: Melanie de Biasio – Lilies (PIAS)

Dark and direct Belgian chanteuse Melanie de Biasio established a stellar reputation with 2013’s No Deal, an album of smouldering jazz noire songs over dark and expansive soundscapes from piano,… Read more

Album Review: Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers (Constellation)

A light on the horizon Just in case you fail to pick it up in their music Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s sixth release contains a manifesto of sorts, certainly the… Read more