Category Archives: cinematic

Daydreams –  Palm Rose (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Not that there was ever any doubt, but the fact that Palm Rose choose to open this debut e.p. with a song built of transient grace and gentle drifting qualities, proves that they know just how good their songs are. … Continue reading

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Albecq share ‘Flare’ from upcoming album ‘A Distant Guiding Sun’

Albecq is the collective of prolific London based artists and composers Angus MacRae, James Jones and Thom Robson. Formed in late 2016 through a love of vintage synths, unhurried free-flowing soundscapes and the pioneering ambient expeditions of Basinski and Stars … Continue reading

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Unheard –  Astronomical Twilight (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

All music is going to remind you of something that you have heard before, how can it not, there is a finite amount of material to work with and only so many ways that you can combine it. It is … Continue reading

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Searmanas –  Searmanas (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve always been a sucker for ambient, drifty, dreamy music. I’ve also always loved strange, glitchy electronica. But it isn’t often that you find the two coming together in such a complimentary fashion. Kate Bush led the way and the … Continue reading

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Beneath The Surface –  Invadable Harmony (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve always been drawn to contemplative and ambient music such as that found on Invadable Harmony’s EP Beneath The Surface. I guess it comes from being surrounded with live music for a living that the music I chose to fill … Continue reading

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Stitched Shoes and an Irish Wristwatch – Buswell (reviewed by T Bebedor)

Music can mean different things to different people, we all remember the song that was popular or was playing when we had our first kiss or our first dance at a disco, and music, be it good or bad, becomes … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard  –  CCLXXXV : Hourglass – Daarien feat. DJ Tallah (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hourglass is a song which says so much about the musical world we find ourselves in today. With the abandonment of the old tribal allegiances, the hard and fast rules which created rigid styles, musicians are freer to make music … Continue reading

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Blue Bird  – Otherside (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Musical genres are pretty much the equivalent of having a nine to five job. Those who adhere to them follow the strictly dictated rules and follow the logical and practical sequences of their chosen path. They serve a purpose and … Continue reading

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Ghosts – Mr Dog The Bear (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can trust Mr Dog The Bear to take an unusual approach to releasing an album. Normally, as a reviewer, I receive an intangible link to the album’s on line home, if I’m lucky I get a physical version through … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices ft. Lisa Gerrard – Pora Sotunda (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As one half of Dead Can Dance, Lisa Gerrard explored wonderful sonic territory and created music which wandered between re-imagined world sounds and  soundtrack style arrangements, she painted with cinematic and widescreen musical colours, and balanced the ethereal and the … Continue reading

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