The Cinematic Orchestra hail from London, and their sound matches their name splendidly. Rare is the band who can work comfortably in both electronica and something akin to soundtrack music. Some try, but they don’t quite pull it off as elegantly as these lads do.
Marc Myers at the Wall Street Journal writes on one of the most maligned genres, Easy Listening.
Something rather beautiful from English painter John Martin.
Nina Simone was always worth celebrating as a wonderful musician. She was also, unfortunately, a bit of a monster to her daughter. What Happened, Miss Simone?, will show a balanced view of her public and private persona.
I suppose some would call this The Swans’ ‘Joy Division’ phase. The album, The Burning World, showed a marked change in direction from a band who had previously sounded like the equivalent of a drunken brontosaurus stumbling into his cave after a healthy drinking binge (and yes, that’s a good thing). Since they reformed, their […]
https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1812993763/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/ Beautiful dark ambient my Italian composer Marco Lucci.
Quite a monster of an album by Nigeria’s finest, Fela Kuti. The track listing for this album is: 01 “Alu Jon Jonki” – 12:41 02 “Jeun Ko Ku (Chop ‘n Quench)” – 7:14 03 “Eko Ile” – 6:41 04 “Je’nwi Temi (Don’t Gag Me)” – 13:15