Category Archives: ambient

Paper Cranes –  Cherry Coloured (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The wonderful Cherry Coloured is back with a song which blends the usual dreamy, ambient soundscaping with something slightly more driven, slightly more tangible. Without abandoning the washed ambience and tentative tones, Paper Cranes is instead built on a throbbing, … Continue reading

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Larva –  Floating Beauty (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Larva is one of those albums which is a reviewers dream. So much music follows firm templates and, good as it may be, from a review point of view you are often just reworking the same language and over used … Continue reading

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Fine Tiraneco – Novparolo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Anyone making music under the pseudonym of Winston Psmith and referencing his dystopian story in the title of their albums tracks is automatically someone I am going to be interested in. The fact that Fine Tiraneco is a collection of … Continue reading

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Swim – Phantoms vs Fire (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

So let me get this straight. A Brazillian artistic polymath, based in Italy, making music using both traditional and digital instruments and as influenced by Icelandic post-rock dreamscaping as the American classical avant garde! This is how the world should … Continue reading

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Solitary Universe – Eraldo Bernocchi & Chihei Hatakeyama (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At a point where sound becomes conceptual art, where songs are abandoned in favour of hypnotic soundtracks, where music goes beyond being merely minimal and seems to be created at an almost atomic level, that is where you find Solitary … Continue reading

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In My Veins  –  1921 (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Just as some of the best and most unique experiences happen when you go off grid, as it were, where the road runs out and turns to green, when art runs out of rules to follow; music often only truly … Continue reading

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Dropping Like Flies –  Murmur Tooth (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Much has changed in the Murmur Tooth camp since 2016’s The Room. Now a solo musical vehicle and described by its creative driver Leah Hinton as being “dedicated to the passing of time, to the peeling of memory and to … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXX :  My Infatuation (Love Vibration)  – Andrew Farstar (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst knowing where you come from is important as where you are going, any release manifests itself as just one waypoint along that musical direction of travel. Or as one famous game changer put it “it’s not where you’re from, … Continue reading

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Exploring the world of Screens 4 Eyes

Having written about Tel Aviv dream-pop outfit Screens 4 Eyes for a while now, we thought it was time to find out a bit more about them and so we sat down with Yael Brener to dig a little deeper … Continue reading

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Music For Granular Synthesizer – connect_icut (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Never judge a book by its cover but both the title of this album, the wordiness of the track names and even the name of the artist in all its lower case glory are clear sign posts that what follows … Continue reading

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