Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Monday, 30 December 2013

ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2013


  1. Jonathan Wilson: Fanfare
  2. John Grant: Pale Green Ghosts
  3. Maarja Nuut: Soolo
  4. Sumie: Sumie
  5. Anna von Hausswolff: Ceremony (released in the UK in 2013)
  6. Agnes Obel: Aventine
  7. Melanie de Biasio: No Deal
  8. The Sound Poets: Tavs Stāsts
  9. Motorpsycho: Still Life With Eggplant
  10. Jessica Sligter: The Fear And The Framing
  11. Roy Harper: Man & Myth
  12. Jenny Hval: Innocence Is Kinky
  13. Grísalappalísa: Ali
  14. Lanterns On The Lake: Until The Colours Run
  15. Nóra: Himinbrim (from 2012, but I got it this year)
  16. Susanna And Orchestra neoN: The Forester
  17. Nils Frahm: Spaces
  18. Nadine Shah: Love Your Dum And Mad
  19. Juliette Gréco: Gréco Chante Brel
  20. Hjaltalín: Enter 4 (released in the UK in 2013)
  21. The Knife: Shaking The Habitual
  22. Money: The Shadow Of Heaven
  23. Midlake: Antiphon
  24. Mona & Maria: My Sun
  25. Mariam The Believer: Blood Donation  

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

REVIEW – TRANS MUSICALES 2013, RENNES, FRANCE

Although sad to see the site of La Cité as an empty plot after its demolition, the lesser amount of shows and fewer venues did bring this year a greater focus than previous and, overall, raised standards of what was on.


Some pictures.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

NORWAY’S FOLK MUSIC FROM THE OUTSIDE

A piece written to offer a perspective on Norway, its own music and the path taken to get to where it is now: Norway’s Folk Music From the Outside

A few of the things touched on.




Monday, 18 November 2013