Album Review: Bibio – Ribbons

Bibio returns with a new album, Ribbons. It features 16-tracks and interestingly, marks a decade from his breakthrough album with Warp Records: ambivalence avenue. An album which gained him a place on the UK Singles Chart in 2011 with his most critically applauded track yet in the form of ‘lovers’ carvings’. Simplistic, instrumental and catchy, … Continue reading Album Review: Bibio – Ribbons

Album Review: Anderson .Paak – Oxnard

After teasing three singles, West-Coast based singer Anderson .Paak released his fourth instalment, Oxnard on November 2018, starring a high-calibre list of artists including Snoop Dogg, J Cole, and Q.Tip. The on-point production palette allows Paak to explore the sunshine soul associated with his funky feel-good style. The breakthrough of his critically acclaimed albums, primarily … Continue reading Album Review: Anderson .Paak – Oxnard

Album Review: Highway 491 – These Places, In This City

Earlier this year Glasgow based blues/rock & roll band ‘Highway 491’ released their debut album, These Places In This City featuring 10 tracks recorded at Ice Breaker Studios in Perth, Scotland. Starting out in 2012 as a weekly jam session, the band was then a dup featuring Cameron Arndt on guitar/vocals and harmonica, and Alex … Continue reading Album Review: Highway 491 – These Places, In This City

Album Review: Tom Misch – Geography

South-London Jazz songwriter Tom Misch’s debut album, Geography is a remarkable success. Starting out at 16 as a bedroom producer Tom began by self- releasing EP’s through SoundCloud and Bandcamp in 2011. His eclectic musical repertoire and largely self-produced music proves popular with the young crowds, making him one of the UK’s top independent producers … Continue reading Album Review: Tom Misch – Geography

Album Review: Metronomy – Metronomy Forever

English electronica band Metronomy just released their sixth studio album, Metronomy Forever offering an eclectic palette of grungy guitar rock, unexpected hits and eerie synth episodes. As a follow up from their 10th anniversary edition Nights Out, Forever is also punctuated by purely-instrumental cuts such as ‘Insecure’ and ‘Forever Is A Long Time’. Fans are … Continue reading Album Review: Metronomy – Metronomy Forever

Album Review: Laurie Anderson / Kronos Quartet – Landfall

Known for her electronic aplomb, Laurie Anderson’s newest collaboration with the experimental Kronos Quartet is subversive with moving documents of suffering and loss. The long-awaited pair has been in the works for “many years” says Kronos founder David Harrington. The album was released in February 2018 by Nonesuch Records. The fabulously iconic performative artist whose … Continue reading Album Review: Laurie Anderson / Kronos Quartet – Landfall