Tag Archives: Erased Tapes

Dysnomia – Dawn of Midi

My first proper exposure to DOM was their opening set for the recent Nils Frahm gig in Bristol. From the opening thrum thrum of the double bass it was a mesmerising and spellbinding experience. They played this new album Dysomnia … Continue reading

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Douglas Dare and Michael Price at the Lantern, Colston Hall

Douglas Dare‘s album, Whelm, has been pretty much played to death by me these last months. Certainly it doesn’t cover the jolliest of themes, as he readily recognises, but the music and lyricism is outstanding and grabbed me from the first … Continue reading

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Atomos at Sadlers Wells – A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Wayne MacGregor’s Random Dance Company

Looking around the gathering Valentines Day crowd in the cultured environ that is Sadlers Wells I wondered how many were here for which element? Extraordinary contemporary dance crew Random Dance led by Wayne MacGregor or the ever-amazing AWVFTS? My bet … Continue reading

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Underneath the Stars – Good Weather for an Airstrike

There seems to be an awful lot of music if this genre rattling around right now- the vaguely drone-y, slightly ambient with a touch of post rock about it. When it doesn’t come off, its all rather dull and dispiriting, … Continue reading

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen – South Street, Reading

As if the album itself wasn’t already enough of an extraordinary, moving suite of music; seeing and hearing A Winged Victory for the Sullen play (most) of it live raised it yet further into an almost spiritual experience. What is it that can turn some music into … Continue reading

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Folding Leaves – Message to Bears

Well if this is how 2012 will pan out it will be a good year – the first two releases of the New Year both long awaited material from favoured artists, first Wise Children and now Message to Bears. With … Continue reading

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The Best of 2011

I still know its a bit naff but I am still going to do it – here, in strictly alphabetical order, are my albums of 2011 (followed by my favourite gigs his year) I will instantly regret not including a … Continue reading

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Nils Frahm – Reading Minster

It was as cold as charity inside the admittedly rather lovely interior of Reading Minster and the pews are scarcely made for a long sit. So well done me for being super early and nabbing not only a seat up … Continue reading

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Felt – Nils Frahm

Although it is only fourteen months since I first heard him  play his extraordinary music at the St Bonaventure’s in Bristol alongside Shearwater, it feels like I have known the music of Nils Frahm for a long, long time. The … Continue reading

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Living Room Songs – Ólafur Arnalds

I have been following Ólafur Arnalds project all week, it has been a touching, intensely human experience with a rare intimacy. Each day he has created a new song, recorded a download mp3 and and accompanying video and made them immediately … Continue reading

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