Martin Hayes is an Irish music legend that can there be no doubt. In recent years, his work with his superfellows in The Gloaming has crystallised that fact even further. Watching Hayes play his fiddle live, he’s a master of communication, of nudging other players, of encouraging others along, winking and tapping along guiding the… Read more »

Posted on October 5th, 2017

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Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister have made a collaborative album called Planetarium together that will come out on 4AD on June 9th. Planetarium is a reimagined version of a project that first got under way some years ago and combines Sufjan’s often treated voice, McAlister’s beats, Dessner’s guitar, and Muhly’s instrumental… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2017

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The South Korean band Jambinai came to my attention when they played Body&Soul festival last year. Their music is post-rock, avant-garde and neo-classical drawing on traditional Korean instruments like the haegeum, the piri and the geomungo. Last year, they signed a deal with Bella Union and released their second album A Hermitage and on 24th… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2017

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Strabane musician Laura McGarrigle, Gaze Is Ghost, has had a quiet couple of years on the activity front as she has moved to different spots on the map. Her last music released was 2014’s ‘Revolvere’ / ‘Murmuration’, alternative orchestral ballads. ‘Feather And Bone’ is a rare treat from McGarrigle, a richly-detailed track from an upcoming… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2016

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Berlin composer Johannes Motschmann has an album Electric Fields out tomorrow on Neue Meister worldwide. Joined by multipercussionist David Panzl and tonmeister Boris Bolles, Motschmann’s electro-acoustic brings classical and synthesizer electronics together on an album that is inspired by the city he lives in, the place where his work is also played by orchestras on… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2016

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