Category Archives: classical

Like a Glare in the Night –  Floating Beauty  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Despite having only encountered Floating Beauty twice before, via the single Larissa and the album that spawned it, Larva, I already look forward to any of their music which finds its way to my review pile. Why? Because musically it … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLII : Road Not Taken  – Tres Hanley Millman (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If you are one of those people who shudders when confronted with the notion of someone known as a sit-com actress pursuing a career in music then Tres Hanley Millman is probably who you need to hear to break those … Continue reading

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Scattered Shadows on a Double Bed – Fox & Coyote (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

In the movie Jerry Maguire there is the often-quoted line “you had me at hello” and when I was given the press release regarding this album it had me at “cello”. The cello is one of a handful of instruments … Continue reading

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Jochen Tiberius Koch set to release debut album “Walden”

With the warm weather comes some rather chilled music in the guise of the release of debut album “Walden” by the German composer Jochen Tiberius Koch on July 27th on Schole Records (Japanese label of Akira Kosemura, Dakota Suite, Quentin Sirjacq). … Continue reading

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Outermost Edge –  Alex Stolze (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Outermost Edge is a collection of songs which sees contemporary classical music heading into experimental jazz territory and takes the form of sonic creations which happens as much between the notes and in the breaths between the lyrics as in … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard  –  CCLXXXVIII  Honey Dear  –  Daniel Alejandro (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The worlds of pop and the strains of the classical world may seem worlds apart but on Honey Dear, Daniel Alejandro proves that the two can, not only co-exist, but do so to great effect. The focal point of the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard –  CCLXIV : Larissa –  Floating Beauty (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last month Floating Beauty’s gorgeous album Larva found its way to my review pile, not so much dropping into the in-box more seemingly coalescing slowly from the sound of the elements and the world around, growing from smoke like intangibility … Continue reading

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Witch Hunt – Roberto Cavallo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The artist himself describes his music as sad and epic, and to be fair, those are exactly the right words. His brand of orchestral music is build on dark swathes of classical grandeur, a bristling nervous edge which occasional spills … 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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Sings and Strings: Greatest Hits Reimagined –  The Christians (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A band closely associated with a previous era returning to the musical fray has a few problems when it comes to recording a new musical calling card, something to underline that this is more than just a bank balance driven, … Continue reading

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