Category Archives: neo-classical

Vivre –  Elizabeth Anne Mall (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Revolutions are usually too jarring to be of any real use and evolution is often too slow a process, but what Vivre represents is a gentle and purposeful nudging forward of the pop package, an unhurried but deliberate direction of … Continue reading

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Bloodthirsty – Symbion Project (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I always feel that if music causes us broken down scribblers to start inventing new musical labels and generic pigeonholes just to try to explain where it fits in to the grand scheme of things, the plan that only the … Continue reading

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Ghost – Richard Wileman (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As the central hub around which the musically intricate world of Karda Estra revolves, Richard Wileman has been responsible for a wide range of wonderfully textured, unpredictable and eclectic music. He has wandered from intense noir-ish soundtracks to sweeping celestial … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Chronicles – John “Adidam” Littlejohn (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It isn’t very often that new genres present themselves and if they do they normally don’t stand up to too much scrutiny, usually being akin to genre-spliced musical Frankenstein’s Monster, a revolutionary idea on paper but with an end result … Continue reading

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Oliver – Grace Freeman (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It is a common misconception that making music which falls into brackets such as chilled, ambient and understated is about taking a song and stripping back to leave space. Actually it is about using the right few musical statements, the … Continue reading

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Let’s Make This Earth From House To Home – Lyrics of Two (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I think it is safe to say that if ever there was the perfect time to put out a song calling for unity, celebrating people’s similarities rather than differences and extoling the virtues of peace and compassion, it is now. … Continue reading

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Quarter to Somewhere – Astroblue Express (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for kickstarter funding I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have is a very particular set of words. Words … Continue reading

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Flux – Anomie Belle (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Timeless is a word that is banded around all too readily, mainly applied to music which has stood the test of time but which largely sounds very much of its era. Isn’t that more to do with survival and comfort … Continue reading

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Artist Profile – Illacrimo

Illacrimo are the perfect band for the post-genre world, wandering effortlessly as they do between musical styles. Whilst they have one foot firmly planted in a slick alternative rock vibe it is what they gather around that which sets them … Continue reading

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Infernal Spheres – Karda Estra (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Richard Wileman has used the Karda Estra musical mode of transport to explore some very interesting places over the years. From progressive landscapes, taut horrific scores, dark noir-ish themes and even the death of galaxies, and the music always matches … Continue reading

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