Content tagged with 'album review'

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

Album Review: Fink – Resurgam (R’Coup’d)

The second coming Fin ‘Fink’ Greenall is not your religious type but he took the name of this album from an inscription in a church near his childhood home in… Read more

Album Review: The National – Sleep Well Beast (4AD)

An experimental sonic and lyrical treat The National’s Bryce Dessner seems to be everywhere, he works on so many other projects: the Revenant OST, a ballet, the Planetarium song cycle… Read more

Album Review: Micah P. Hinson – Presents The Holy Strangers (Full Time Hobby)

Gothic opera Having Listened to this fabulously dark tale of gothic Americana it’s no surprise to discover that Micah P. Hinson grew up in a fundamentalist Christian household. The track… Read more

Album Review: Queens of the Stone Age – Villains (Matador)

Crooning and bruising Queens of the Stone Age or QOTSA for ease of typing have been making albums for over twenty years now but lead singer and head honcho Josh… Read more