Archive for category: Music

Terrafidella • The Horn The Hunt

Released July 7, 2014
On Terrafidella you can feel the heat of the surroundings in the desert, the plummeting temperatures at night while the wide-open sky is speckled with stars.

“Its title, Terrafidella, is coined from the combination of Latin words for ‘land’ and ‘faithful’. The music, imagery and the words are deeply engrained in landscape and its presence. “

Complete Surrender • Slow Club

Released July 14, 2014
Slow Club’s Complete Surrender is nurturing, moving and relatable. It should be heard in the same context as some of pop’s most soulful biggest hitters.

“To make a record like this and to take strides that enables your sound to be both mainstream but wholly grounded in a lyrical sensibility that is essentially British in its self-deprecation and rejection of sentimentality is admirable and is what gives Slow Club their edge.”

Trouble In Paradise • La Roux

Released July 21, 2014
Rather than the metallic synth-pop of her 2009 debut, La Roux has opted instead for a sweltering and more organic, sensual soundscape.

“La Roux is proving that although she is clearly serious about the potential aims of modern music, she is also having tremendous fun making it – without a doubt the definitive summer release of 2014.”

Atomos VII • A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Released April 28, 2014
The cinematic approach of A Winged Victory For The Sullen incorporates ambient, electronic and classical elements in this music for dance performance.

“A Winged Victory For The Sullen embody a willingness to diversify their writing style in giving themselves the challenge of writing music for dance performance. Similar to their debut album, the duo have created songs unbound by time, genre or even identity.”

Selectadisc • Ronika

Released June 2, 2014
Ronika’s Selectadisc is a mix of the old and new that is wonderfully realised and, when it’s at its strongest, still fresh sounding.

“Ronika will be around for some time it appears, her devotion to making and performing music seems inescapable and is irresistible. The UK dance scene – if such a thing still really exists – should welcome her with open arms.”

After All EP • Billie Ray Martin

Released July 14, 2014
Billie Ray Martin’s After All EP is one of her most vibrant and self-possessed for some time.

“It’s a little freaky and you can dance to it, which is a perfect combination, and Martin has never sounded better – she is a truly virtuoso performer.”

Life Is Easy • Bright Light Bright Light

Released July 4, 2014
Life Is Easy is a cathartic journey with themes of loss, empowerment and new beginnings, with an optimistic and cinematic feel.

Life Is Easy has a knowing optimistic wisdom coursing through its sonic blueprint. “

International • Lust For Youth

Released June 10, 2014
Lust For Youth’s third album, International, seizes the opportunity to open up the act’s world and future potential. Stealthy in texture, sleek in sound.

“Lust For Youth’s blend of dance pop, new wave and rock recalls the work of Joy Division, New Order, Depeche Mode or Alphaville, and resonate with some of these acts’ unashamedly pop moments. “

1000 Forms Of Fear • Sia

Released July 7, 2014
On 1000 Forms Of Fear, Sia shows that she has kept some of her best songs thus far very close to her own chest. Her loudest cry for self-recognition so far.

“When individual songs or the extremely strong middle section are played in isolation this is indeed some of the most warming but persistently dark and potent music that Sia has both written and performed.”

Ultraviolence • Lana Del Rey

Released June 13, 2014
Ultraviolence is the sound of an artist being freed to fulfil her own creative desires. The sound is very different from what came before and also very much the same.

“Ultraviolence has just about secured Lana Del Rey’s status as An Artist to be Taken Seriously, irritating to many maybe but difficult to deny or avoid .”