Previously-unreleased recordings from the 1970s and ‘80s by US bands fronted by former Quintessence singer Phil ‘Shiva’ Jones, this new release from Kala is truly a trip from East to West.
When it comes to credentials, everything about this welcome reconfiguration of Tony Stevens Slow Ride’s 2005 debut ‘Back To The Fog’’ bears the authoritative stamp of top notch power blues-rock.
Singsong Music’s Marvin Ayres is one of a number of musicians contributing to Mat Sargent (Sham 69, Chelsea and Splodgenessabounds)’s epic ‘Sex Drugs and HIV, The Studio Sessions’ series, premiered on London Live TV this Wednesday (June 16th 2021) at 10.30pm.
Reissued this June (2021) ‘The Rockfield Mixes … Plus’ is, in essence, the original mix of the second - and most acclaimed Ian Gillan Band album: 'Clear Air Turbulence’.
Welcome to Singsong ‘Home Movies’: a selection of music available for licensing to physical formats, synchronising to other media, and of course listening to at home, work and on the move.
Ethereal strings, electronic treatments and meditative piano figures drift across 'Eccentric Deliquescence''s haunted soundscapes, producing another striking addition to Ayres's impressive catalogue.
2021 release from this British modern-classical composer and violinist/cellist, ‘The Lowered Veil’ serves as a ‘primer’ for his 20+ year output. An introduction to his individual and unique soundscapes and psycho-acoustics, it samples a diversity of tracks from across Ayres’s catalogue of critically-acclaimed minimalist and ambient recordings.
Written in six movements, Variations 1-6 and closing track ‘Ultradian’ comprise a complex architecture of over-dubbed sound layers, with every instrument and part played by the artist, forging still further a modern classical music of swooning intensity. It’s a work that further evidences Ayres’ talent for evocating extraordinary emotions within a corresponding stillness.
Combining elements of contemporary ambient and electronica with the influence of 20th century composers such as Part and Gorecki, composer and performer Marvin Ayres has crafted in his 2016 release ‘Ultradian Rhythms’, another work of swooning intensity.
Jason Barnard’s Strange Brew music news and views site catches up with artists who ‘were there’ but not necessarily hogging centre stage.