Review: Mura Masa – Mura Masa

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 … Read more

Album Review: Floating Points: Reflections – Mojave Desert

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 … Read more

Album Review: Luca D’Alberto – Endless

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, … Read more

Album Review: Jen Gloeckner – VINE

Jen Gloeckner returns with 3rd album VINE, treating us to an eclectic mix of styles and tastes. Music can take you on a journey: physically if you enjoy festivals or working out to your favourite high-energy tracks, or mentally as … Read more

Album Review: Chip Wickham – La Sombre

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 … Read more

Album Review: Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco is back with a new record, and it’s a more polished affair to get really excited about. The Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco has long enjoyed a reputation as a goofy man-child grotesque, a poster boy for unkempt slacker indie-rock, always ready with … Read more

Review: Bob Dylan – Triplicate

Bob Dylan hits us with a triple album of songs previously recorded by Frank Sinatra, but does it stand up to his two previous efforts? Bob Dylan has a life which is set out as recording, touring, writing and re-writing. … Read more

Review: Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams returns with his 16th solo effort, drawing on his recent break-up to fuel his emotionally charged songs. Can you believe Ryan Adams in on his 16th album? Time flies when you’re an indie-pop, country, folk, rock superstar. … Read more