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.
The magic of Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan during his hiatus from the band is captured perfectly on ‘Live At The Rainbow 1977’.
Big thanks to Prog Magazine and Malcolm Dome for his fab review of Deckchair Poets' 'The Crop Circlers' Guide To Abstract Expressionism' (SINGSONG129)!
Hard on the heels of last year’s “The Unobserved Beaver” (available digitally and on CD from Talking Elephant Records), Zorbonauts’ latest album is their trademark blend of highly charged originals and individualistic covers (the highly prolific line-up recorded an exemplary album of ABBA songs last year under the moniker of Zebras Don’t Smoke).
Acoustic rock music legends Lindisfarne confirm live performance dates for 2021.
A true journeyman, Ray Fenwick’s musical journey as one of Britain’s most sought-after guitarists takes in pretty much every music genre imaginable.
From Spencer Davis to Ian Gillan Band and beyond, guitar ace Ray Fenwick talks about his musical journey Tuesday April 6th at 1510 hrs GMT on BBC Radio Northampton...
An individual and compelling work from this British modern-classical composer and performer, 2001-released ‘Neptune’ is in the best tradition of Marvin Ayres’ catalogue of minimalist and ambient recordings incorporating special soundscapes and psycho-acoustics.