Jazz guitar supremo Mike Walker’s second solo album, 'Ropes' is a warm and embracing chamber work that tugs rather than pulls the listener into sinewy embrace.
Hiroshima, Japan: His old band Deep Purple had played there two years previously, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow the previous one - now it was Ian Gillan’s turn.
Phil Jones talks about Shiva of Quintessence and a musical journey around the world ...
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’.
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.