Recorded earlier this year Ludovico Einaudi’s The Royal Albert Hall Concert is a 2CD and DVD set that lets you see and hear Ludocico Einaudi at his best and a reminder to book up now for the November UK tour!
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I’ve just discovered my new favourite experimental classical ambient house band, its Aufgang baby!
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Simon Green (aka Bonobo) is another artist on his fourth album and everybody has said that it is his most accomplished album to date; the magnificent Black Sands is proof indeed that it is.
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I’ve been having the “What is Jazz?” conversion quite a bit lately and then this week, we get CD/DVD set of Poly Styrene and the X-Ray Spex live concert from last year – Is this Jazz?
Continue reading X-Ray Spex – Live @ The Roundhouse, London 2008
Fancy some autumnal sunshine and great free music then you should be here at Womad’s Gran Canaria festival!
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Recorded in Lyall Bay, Wellington and recently showcased live at WOMAD, the best reggae, dub, soul, jazz band in the world present their latest album… and its a grower.
Continue reading Fat Freddy’s Drop – Dr Boondigga & The Big BW
Mauricio Pacheco’s passion for Angolan music has flowered into a wonderful album of reinterpretations of classic Angolan tunes by the cutting edge of Brazil’s underground scene
Continue reading Comfusoes – from Angola to Brasil with Producer Mauricio Pacheco
Tapping into retro cool and jazzy modernity, Bossacucanova pays tribute to bossa nova with a CD and DVD celebrating the genre’s 50th anniversary
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If you’re going to see Bonobo’s DJ set in Brighton tonight, watch out for members of the band that played at Koko to be in the audience as Audio is the place to be and to celebrate two new releases, the live DVD and a special 10″ remix that are both due out on Monday.
Continue reading Bonobo – Live At Koko (DVD) / Between The Lines (Remix)
The Big Chill Festival has grown from the friends listening to a seminal Global Gathering album to the initial Big Chill get together of a mere 700 in 1994 to 30,000 in Eastnor Castle Deer Park last year; so to celebrate 15 years here’s a compilation selected by some Big Chill big movers.
Continue reading V/A – 15 by 15 (Celebrating 15 Years of The Big Chill)
Etalon’s new 12″ is certainly unique but still manages to retain the common touch; suggest we investigate further as this is the latest release on Caravan Recordings.
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Wow! This is a bit of a monster release as Fluid Ounce compilation Presents… is a DVD with 90 (yes that’s ninety) tracks on it. That’s 7 hours of totally “NEW” music on one disc; now that’s what I call music!
Continue reading V/A – Fluid Ounce Presents…
Sixties sleeve notes that proclaim, “Open your consciousness, open your inner gates” smack of the “over-used clich?©s” Gunter et al were looking to avoid; such scribbling seems laughable now but the music is as still speaks volumes over 40 years on.
Continue reading Gunter Hampel Group – Music From Europe
Terry Callier is as home on the stage as anywhere else so this live recording at the Jazz Cafe seems as comfortable as popping round to his gaff for a cup of tea, Welcome Home.
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Shockingly and embarrassingly, I have only recently discovered Estradasphere though they have been going for over 18 years. Not only that, there is a whole family of musical projects which its members are involved in which I had never heard of.
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