With its satisfyingly fat vinyl platters, audiophile-friendly downloads and imaginative catalogue of rediscovered gems (plus new recordings), LP specialist Gearbox is becoming one of the wonders of the age.
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Friday 30 August 2013
'Kody won't just sit back and drum, – he'll steal the show'
Friday 26 July 2013
The centrepiece of this album by American pianist/composer Timo Andres is Mozart's “Piano Concerto No. 26 in D”, for which he provides the missing left-hand piano parts and cadenzas, an ambitious and confident performance resulting in a compelling blend of ancient and modern. Andres' own “Home Stretch” was itself conceived as a companion piece to another Mozart concerto, but its jagged and disruptive combinations of high, piercing winds and scattered piano figures resolve into an absorbing musical conversation that sounds more about American music, with its bustling drive and echoes of Copland, Ives and Adams.
Thursday 04 July 2013
Thursday 18 April 2013
He is a multi-media innovator, an app-creating visual sculptor and the intellectual guru to rock legends seeking inspiration.
Saturday 09 March 2013
Young Norwegian saxophonist Neset stunned all with his extraordinarily assured debut, but this follow-up is so ambitious the stakes are raised sky high.
Friday 01 February 2013
On Taiyo, the universal language of techno bridges 7,000 kilometres to bring together DJ/producers from Germany and Japan in a seamless alliance of beats and tones.
Friday 25 January 2013
A Fine Frenzy is the nom-de-disque of Californian singer-songwriter Alison Sudol, whose gently keening vocals invoke a strain of Pacific coastal wyrdness.
Friday 25 January 2013
Those familiar with Prokofiev mostly through Peter and the Wolf will be shocked at the Modernist invention of his lesser-known early piano works, delivered with enthusiastic conviction by Roger Woodward in these 1991 recordings.
Monday 17 December 2012
The xx will headline at next summer's Cornish music event the Eden Sessions.
Saturday 24 November 2012
The brief? To take photos, perhaps from the window of the room where fans were listening to Brian Eno's latest album LUX, as the light of their day changed.
Sunday 18 November 2012
Not really "jazz" as such … Aarset is a Norwegian guitarist and ECM stalwart and Dream Logic entails much of what its title promises: space, abstraction and very little regulated rhythm.
Saturday 01 September 2012
"Hearing is a feeling," sings Lee Scratch Perry on "Ball of Fire", "I am the maddest, scooby-dooby-doo" – and who would gainsay either claim?
Monday 30 July 2012
London's 2012 Olympics opening ceremony raced into the British charts on Sunday with a collection of music from the kaleidoscopic extravaganza becoming the week's fifth-best selling compilation album after just 24 hours on sale.
Sunday 17 June 2012
There's something magnificent about solid yeoman reeds-master Surman tootling away against the Walter/
Friday 13 April 2012
It's tempting to suggest that, had King Creosote & Jon Hopkins' original version of Diamond Mine been as substantial as this reissue (which expands it from seven tracks to 13, with no loss in quality), P J Harvey may not have waltzed off with last year's Mercury Prize.
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