The Canadian label Moderna, which originated as a digital only label inaugurated by a quartet of releases back in March 2015, brings about the re-issue of Tom Adams' "Particles" album. Originally self released back in 2014, Moderna have dusted it off and given it a new master courtesy of Martyn Heyne (an artist signed to … Continue reading Tom Adams – Particles.
Time is short and submissions are in abundance. Those that make it onto the blog pages are those that I want to share. Unfortunately due to time restraints I can't always do the further in-depth reviews I normally do. That said all these releases have their own special qualities and all get the DAF tick … Continue reading A collection.
If eyes are the window to the soul, an artists comparison would be how their album's (films, paintings, etc...) reveal something about them. Where they've been and where their heading. The track titles on Gregory Pappas' seventh album as OKADA look to reveal personal traumas. Titles like "Fucked Up Inside" and "The Right To Destroy … Continue reading Okada – Life is But An Empty Dream.
There are times when something can really come along and surprise you. Warp Records have been around for some thirty years now and while I am very familiar with the likes of Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada, Autechre and Squarepusher, I haven't followed them that closely to know of their musical divergence. When the press … Continue reading Kelly Moran – Origin.
Back when I was a faithful reader of The Wire one of the stories that piqued my interest was that of Richard Skelton and of his beginnings with his small run releases that were a tribute to and coming to terms with, the passing of his late wife Louise. The descriptions of the releases and … Continue reading Richard Skelton – Border Ballads.
Schole Records have a knack for releasing works by composers that blur the lines of genre classifications. This is very evident with the latest release from Paris born composer Quentin Sirjacq. Sirjacq who has studied at Mills College (California) and the Royal Conservatory (The Hague), returns to Schole for "Companion". An eclectic musician, he has … Continue reading Quentin Sirjacq – Companion / Haythem Mahbouli – Catching Moments In Time.
Valeska Rautenberg appeared on these pages back in August of last year with her "Aerial Minds" ep, a release that fused her piano playing and singing. Eight months on we have her follow-up release "Veins - Songs For Piano, Wind & Water" which strips her music back to focus on the piano. If she is … Continue reading Valeska Rautenberg – Veins – Songs For Piano, Wind & Water.