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Tim Hecker: Konoyo – album review"
Tim Hecker: Konoyo Kranky LP/CD/DL Available 28/09/2018 Experimental composer Tim Hecker returns with an album based on conversations with a recently deceased friend and created with members of the Japanese gagaku ensemble Tokyo Gakuso. Simon Tucker reviews. Grief is a subject well mined in the arts world. If one is a creative then what is […]
Song For A Family: Campaign For Craig Gill – Saturn 5 To Christmas No.1"
The last couple of weeks have been an overwhelming sad time for the family, friends and fans of the late Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill. Gone too soon is the oft heard cry and in the wake of Craig’s passing the friends of Craig have pulled together to achieve unprecedented support for Craig’s family to get Inspiral’s hit Saturn 5 to the […]
Crossfaith: Interview and live review"
Crossfaith Reading Festival 26 August 2016 Interview and live review Japanese electronicore outfit Crossfaith have been back in the UK to play some major festivals including Reading And Leeds. Alan Ewart catches up with them and checks out their set. It could be argued that you don’t “get” Crossfaith until you have seen them live. […]
BORIS With MERZBOW announce details of new collaborative album ‘Gensho’"
BORIS With MERZBOW announce details of new collaborative album ‘Gensho’ Renowned Japanese innovators BORIS and MERZBOW have teamed up with Relapse Records for their new collaborative 2xCD/4xLP ‘Gensho’, one of the artists’ most daring works to date. Named after the Japanese word for “phenomenon,” ‘Gensho’ is a unique release featuring over one-hundred-and-fifty minutes of new […]
Interview: ピカ/Pika☆ – we talk to the Afrirampo and Acid Mothers Temple drummer, guitarist and singer ahead of a solo tour"
Interview: ピカ/Pika☆ – we talk to the Afrirampo and Acid Mothers Temple drummer, guitarist and singer ahead of a solo tour