Music reviews

Dvorak Cello Concertos

The Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor is well-known, both to cellists and concert goers alike. A work of surpassing beauty and Dvořák’s signature melodies, it was originally supposed to be premiered b…

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The Electric Lady by Janelle Monáe

I’m crushing so hard on this album at the moment. Janelle Monáe’s music is fun and inventive and even though I know it’s too early to say this - I have a sneaking suspicion The Electric Lady is going…

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Fall To Rise by Love Over Gold

US singer–songwriter Pieta Brown and Australian Lucie Thorne have teamed up to form the international duo, Love Over Gold. Thorne has created a series of great, independently released albums, making …

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Open by The Necks

Occupying a unique space in contemporary music, The Necks have quietly birthed a genuinely original sound, carved from strata of seemingly disparate materials. Emerging from a nebulous background in …

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Selected Signs III - VIII ECM Box Set by Various Artists

For any other record label of stature it would be an unbelievable shock to take 44 years to release any sort of comprehensive anthology or overview of the recorded output. The closest we got from ECM…

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Quercus by June Tabor, Iain Ballamy & Huw Warren

June Tabor has been a mainstay on the English folk scene since the late 60s, along with her longtime saxophonist Iain Ballamy and pianist Huw Warren. The real surprise with Quercus is that it crops u…

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Kveikur by Sigur Ros

When Sigur Rós announced their new album earlier this year, they promised a more ‘aggressive’ sound. Kveikur certainly starts out that way: a heavy bass line dominates the first track, ‘Brennisteinn’…

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