Press "Play" and stand well back: RR+P's 1981 debut is still strong stuff, with a level of energy and experiment that shames today's boho fringe.
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Sunday 24 June 2012
Voice, piano, autoharp, synth bleeps... But it's the voice you listen to.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Britain in a Day – filmed by the plain people of Britain and assembled by Morgan Matthews – was, in the nature of its construction, a highly miscellaneous portrait of the nation. On Saturday 12 November last year, anyone who wanted to could film what they were up to that day and upload it to YouTube.
Saturday 02 June 2012
'Prince has a knack for really funky stuff on a drum machine'
Sunday 06 May 2012
A five-hour Philip Glass opera is one currently on offer
Friday 30 March 2012
The starting point for this intriguing programme from young US ensemble The Knights is Morton Feldman's suggestion that part of the magic of Schubert is "that kind of hovering, as if you're in a register you've never heard".
Sunday 18 March 2012
Weller's renaissance is as heartening as it is unexpected.
Friday 28 October 2011
For her follow-up to Lungs, Florence Welch wanted to make something "dramatic and really huge and kind of spooky", an intention which Ceremonials bears out with storm-cloud arrangements, big, rolling drum riffs and ghost-story songs.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
Friday 03 September 2010
These early pieces by Boulez and Stockhausen may have palled slightly with age, but still impart a powerful evocation of the excitement of the postwar avant-garde.
Sunday 22 November 2009
Seventeen songs lifted from 10 different venues on last year's US and European tours, and by no means a greatest hits.
Friday 16 October 2009
Reissued to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Terry Riley's In C not only remains one of the keystone works of minimalism, but – unlike many pieces in that style – has actually grown in stature: what was once considered a strange experiment now stands as a landmark of 20th century music.
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