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British pianist and producer Dominic J Marshall releases his latest album on the Singapore based label ‘Darker Than Wax‘. Here we see the virtuosic and classically-trained pianist show his deep diversity, free of any musical or sonic constraints. It’s Future Jazz electronica that gets deep and dubby, drawing from diverse inspirations.  Mellow smooth flavours swirl in an …

As a student growing up in the hedonistic disco-punk era of the ’00s, to see the news that Luke Jenner of The Rapture is releasing a solo record is a great start to a Friday morning. 1, released through Manono Records from May 15th, is being announced as a semi-biographical account of Jenner’s life; from …

For a decade, 65daysofstatic could generally be found on the peripheries of any scene trying to claim them, headed in the opposite direction. From their immediately recognisable aesthetic of glitches and urgent guitars of 2004 debut ‘The Fall of Math’, the band’s sound evolved via techno, post-rock, drum’n’bass, math rock, IDM, drone, breakcore, film scores and …

The pressure is on for Oxford-based art rockers Foals. With such a flawless back catalogue of  albums, can their forth and latest effort stick to the same high standards of its predecessors? When their debut ‘Antidotes’ was released in 2008, it was a completely new sound to anything around at the time. It inspired a …

Bands that produce dance music are rarely known for their longevity. There are no long term benefits, and certainly no pension plan. Dance music trends move on so quickly that the most you can hope for is a few hit singles and maybe even a moderate selling album. Make your money while you can, then …

In 1993 I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Cracknell at a signing at an  HMV store. It was Sheffield sound city and the Saint Etienne were doing the signing ahead of their set. I took along my copies of  ‘Foxbase Alpha’ and ‘So Tough’. I had never really met any singers or bands before …