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Under The Radar review
16.05.17

For legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, the value in creative engagement is bending and transitional, derived from different inspirations at each new point of departure.  More

Spotinews recomendation
09.05.17

Hi again. Next we have the sweet new album by Icelandic pop singer-songwriter Sóley. Enjoy! Sóley – Endless SummerFiled under: 2017, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
07.05.17

Hey. Let’s go for some Sunday jazz with the solid new album by Diana Krall. Enjoy! (US version here) Diana Krall – Turn Up The QuietFiled under: 2017, Jazz

Clash review
04.04.17

An intense kind of dialogue between man and machine...

Spotinews recomendation
05.04.17

Hey again. The second update is the fascinating new album by Hauschka. Genre: ambient/contemporary classical. Enjoy! (Note: My version should automatically link up to your version...

The Quietus review
25.01.17

It seems only logical that the duo of Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran should tackle a movie score. If nothing else, it’s been Dustin O’Halloran’s bread and butter for a good...

Clash review
09.11.16

Modern classical music for the Erased Tapes generation...

Clash review
09.11.16

Niche, but certainly enjoyable...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

If you've ever listened to Rachmaninov's 'Vespers', otherwise known as his All-Night Vigil, you'll perhaps be aware that even the word 'Vigil' carries with it a meditative quality...

Clash review
09.11.16

Vancouver-based vocalist and composer widens his scope and hits the mark...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Regarded as one of the leading Avant-Garde experimentalists of his day, the late composer John Cage was known for his love of innovation and unpredictability. “The world is...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

For die-hard fans, it has been four long years since the release of What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, Regina Spektor's sixth and most recent studio album. (Catchy as her intro to...

Clash review
28.05.15

Afrobeat legend delivers a rejuvenated new album...

Clash review
11.05.15

Unpredictably diverse talent discovers dazzling warmth through collaboration…

The Quietus review
05.02.15

On the cover of At Least For Now, Benjamin Clementine stands in a shadowy profile with a Granny Smith cupped in his right hand, as if Magritte's Son Of Man had finally plucked the...

The Quietus review
15.01.15

Whether its Federico Albanese packing a small hall in Karlsruhe or the growing neo-classical presence at the Messe Stuttgart every July, a small spell has been cast over Bavaria...

Spotinews recomendation
07.12.14

Hello friends. Here is another solid album that slipped under my radar earlier this year. Enjoy singer-songwriter Markéta Irglová! (One review here.) Markéta Irglová – MunaFiled...

TapeFear recommendation
05.12.14

Breathtaking decaying drone from Ian William Craig.

Spotinews recomendation
04.12.14

Howdy. Are you in the mood for some post-rock? If so, please check out this recent album by Tired Tape Machine and enjoy! Tired Tape Machine – Not HereFiled under: 2014, Rock

TapeFear recommendation
02.12.14

A superb blend of modern classical and electronic from Luke Howard.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

A superb blend of modern classical and electronic from Luke Howard.

TapeFear recommendation
13.10.14

New EP from someone who in my eyes does very little wrong, Peter Broderick.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

New EP from someone who in my eyes does very little wrong, Peter Broderick.

Clash review
02.10.14

A slow-burning, deeply resonant collection…

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

Quite simply a contemporary classical masterpiece from A Winged Victory for the Sullen.

TapeFear recommendation
08.10.14

Quite simply a contemporary classical masterpiece from A Winged Victory for the Sullen.

Spotinews recomendation
08.10.14

Morning. The epic new album by ambient duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen is a must listen for fans of the genre. Enjoy! A Winged Victory for the Sullen – AtomosFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
02.10.14

Hi again. This new album by Elizabeth Shepherd was a positive surprise for me. Genre: jazz. Enjoy! (Note: I’ll be on the road tomorrow. My next update will be on Saturday. See you...

TapeFear recommendation
01.09.14

Incredible reworkings of tracks from Federico Albanese's The Houseboat and the Moon.

TapeFear recommendation
28.08.14

Gorgeous collection of bonus tracks from pianist Fabrizio Paterlini.

Insound review
25.08.14

The Bad Plus’ tenth studio recording (and first collection of original material since 2012’s Made Possible ), Inevitable Western continues the leaderless trio’s committed belief...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Evening. Let’s go for some modern jazz. This new album was added to Spotify a couple of days ago. Enjoy The Bad Plus! The Bad Plus – Inevitable WesternFiled under: 2014, Jazz

Spotinews recomendation
29.08.14

Evening. Let’s go for some modern jazz. This new album was added to Spotify a couple of days ago. Enjoy The Bad Plus! The Bad Plus – Inevitable WesternFiled under: 2014, Jazz

Spotinews recomendation
31.07.14

Good morning. This atmospheric new EP by Sóley is a fairly recent addition to Spotify. Genre: contemporary classical/pop. Enjoy! Sóley – KrómantikFiled under: 2014, Classical, Pop

The Quietus review
23.07.14

Like a saucer-eyed, hedonistic corollary to the "bag of sharpened secrets" that was Marc Almond's recent Dark London album, this third record by Greek born, London-resident Othon...

TapeFear recommendation
12.07.14

Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick's beautiful collaboration finally turned up on Spotify.

The Quietus review
16.06.14

On Touch And Flee, their fifth album, the Neil Cowley Trio reinforce their position as one of Britain's brightest jazz ensembles. London-based pianist Cowley gained considerable...