We take a look at Turtle's newest record on vinyl, and with it comes all the inspiration and guile you'd expect from this powerful artist. Jon Cooper, the Glaswegian producer and sound sorcerer known as Turtle, first sprang to attention in electronic music circles in 2014 and 2015 with two warmly received EPs that found the middle ground between glistening ambience and elegiac … [Read more...] about Album Review: Turtle – Human
On his highly anticipated, self-titled debut album, the Guernsey-born, London-based producer known as Mura Masa - 21-year-old Alex Crossan - has conjured a cohesive record that skilfully reconciles a star-studded mix-tape sensibility with the ingenious flow of an old-fashioned, album-style structure, connecting the dots between genres with irresistible verve and pinpoint … [Read more...] about Review: Mura Masa – Mura Masa
We take a look at the powerful new record from Floating Points, and continue to be impressed by the musicians impressive grasp of musicianship. Floating Points, aka London-based producer, composer, neuroscientist, multi-instrumentalist and DJ Sam Shepherd, has quietly carved out a burgeoning niche for himself in recent years, equally acclaimed for his genre-bleeding … [Read more...] about Album Review: Floating Points: Reflections – Mojave Desert
We take a look at the Italian composer's debut record, and delve into the modern classical sounds of a rising star. Traditional wisdom has it that the classical music industry is in terminal decline, beset by an ageing demographic and cultural marginalisation, but one of the least predictable trends in the new digital music universe has been the flourishing of a significant … [Read more...] about Album Review: Luca D’Alberto – Endless
We take a look at the new Jazz record from the talented Chip Wickham, who takes us though a dizzying and impressive ride through Jazz. The Mancunian composer, flautist and saxophonist Chip Wickham has been around the block, cultivating an impressive reputation as a musician for hire within jazz, funk, hip-hop, latin, drum'n'bass and electronica circles over the course of a … [Read more...] about Album Review: Chip Wickham – La Sombre
Michael Sumsion takes a look back at the most recent record store day and sums up the good and bad points of the now global yearly event. That whirlwind of the musical social calendar, Record Store Day, has come and gone again for another year, a now regular fixture that appears to generate as much anxiety and disgruntlement as goodwill and consumer pleasure. Whilst I for one … [Read more...] about Record Store Day: How Good Is It For The Record Industry?