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SUPPLYING the power of her violin to Arcade Fire from their breakthrough smash Neon Bible on; founding member of exploratory instrumental sextet Bell Orchestre, alongside Richard Parry, whose career has run contiguously with the former band; solo artist in her own right, Sarah Neufeld has her fingers in many Canadian musical pies. Initially releasing her …

YES, THERE are glacial guitars; deep, granular textures, broad-spectrum instrumental effects that see you soaring over the landscape in your mind’s eye; it would be all too easy to stop here and reference back to fellow countrymen Sigur Rós. But then the sweet male vocal makes itself known and the dramatic scenery of the song …

YOU WANT intelligent folk songcraft? Look no further than Polly Paulusma. Fresh from teaching English to undergraduates at Cambridge, and having recently been awarded a PhD, English folkie Polly Paulusma is set to returned with an album of songs which inspired Angela Carter’s dark retakes on the traditional folk tale paradigms, to be entitled Invisible …

LUCA SANTUCCI and Ben Fitzgerald, the British electronica duo who fire a line into electronic soul through techno, house, synthpop and more, are back, with their first album in more than eight years set to be released on One Little Independent come summer. That self-titled debut from back in 2012 got the plaudits from the …

THE MERCURY-nominated Liverpudlian singer-songwriter who’s dear to our hearts, Kathryn Williams, has teamed up with poet and playwright Carol Ann Duffy for a two-handed seasonal single, “Snow Angel”, out now on One Little Independent Records. It’s got Kathryn’s breathy, light vocal touch, and focuses on that casting back to Christmases past that we all do …

ICELANDIC composer and pianist Gabríel Ólafs – who wrote his debut LP, Absent Minded, aged just 14 – is always happy to offer his beautiful music for reinterpretation – by himself and others. After Absent Minded was released to widespread critical adoration on One Little Independent in 2019, he refashioned much of the work therein …

Re: confirms SHHE as a great Scottish talent whose musics lend to steaming and bending into pretty new shapes. There’s a couple of artists working out in the sound forges where she is; but there’s a lot of room for music this good.

Nordhem is a love letter to the piano with the lightest touches of other ambience, the slightest nuances and textures; like salted caramel, that tiny sprinkle brings so much richness. It’s a delight.

IT COMES in, warm and inviting, on a rootsy shuffle, downhome guitars unfolding in a soothing figure; we watch Sarah awake, arise, busy herself with the functions of the everyday. There’s tea, there’s toast; spectacles to select. The first coffee. It’s just … y’know … a day.  Or is it? Feel the tension building, as …

Out on October 23rd via One Little Independent (formally One Little India) is ‘Nordhem’, the new album from Swedish pianist Henrik Lindstrand. From it, he’s revealed a new video for the track ‘Dungen’. Of the track, Lindstrand says “this piece was initially a commissioned composition for the health and meditation app AIO. I wanted to …