Newly formed and openly expressing a fetish for the unexplored – Norway’s Polyphonic Exophilia made fine use of the lockdown months in crafting a long-desired passion project of previously untouched methods.
“Imagine you are in an Art Gallery with all those 8 pieces of Music which are on exhibition, and then as catalog you get the album instead of a written catalog.”
There’s a whole new realm to be experienced as you revisit the ins and outs of these Portraits as the artist crafts them before you. Beautiful work, from a composer with a broadly unique approach to creativity.
Gentle acoustic rhythms with warm layers of reverb-kissed keys and synth create a colourful, aptly emotional ambiance as Unity introduce their project All The Feelings.
Saxophone proves a likable calling card, a constant trait that KJFocus has mastered to a blissfully consuming level.
Vintage sounds indeed, the Big O way with creativity shines brightly at this time in our lives – a much needed hit of escapism that connects on a pure and deeply human level.
Smooth jazz vibes bring through lo-fi keys and flickers of bass, guitar and rhythm as the unique voice of Mister Davey Jones guides us through a calming, peace-inspiring Let It Breathe.
Following a brand new line-up and prior to their upcoming shows at Manchester International Festival (July 14th) and Northwest Groovement at Jimmy’s, Liverpool (August 22nd), we caught an exclusive interview with Northern Soul Funk and Afrobeats Extravaganza NGUVU, to find out more about their journey as a band, their aspirations, the current line up, the … Continued
All in all, Consecration Revival Volume II represents praise, devotion, reverence, gratitude and love in a multitude of different musical guises. If not all of the styles float your boat, there is another song coming along before too long in this 17-strong collection. It’s difficult not to be moved by the conviction on offer.
Very human and organic, in the way that a gardener will always have soil under their nails, JJ Slater sing and play with conviction and heart, with vision and with direction, and will always get under your skin. Impossible to resist.
Ambient jazz with a trip hop pulse from way back when, organic layers of guitar interwoven with dreamy synth for a smoothly hypnotic dose of escapism – 57th Street takes you there with ease.
David manages to keep things eclectic enough to hold interest, yet still consistently in tune with his own recognisable style as a musician and performer. An easy listen, and a genuinely likable new take on some age-old loyalties and odes.