• Basement Jaxx vs Metropole Orkest        
    REVIEW 09.02.12

    Basement Jaxx vs Metropole Orkest

    Recorded live at a recent Barbican gig, this disc offers a selection of dance outfit Basement Jaxx’s favourite records re-scored for 60-piece orchestra and choir by Jules Buckley (better known as conductor of the Heritage [...]

  • James Turnbull Fierce Tears        
    REVIEW 09.02.12

    James Turnbull – Fierce Tears

    As well as being a successful soloist and an active orchestral and chamber musician, oboist James Turnbull also busies himself with education and outreach projects, rediscovering lost repertoire and commissioning new works for the oboe. [...]

  • Nils Frahm, Felt        
    REVIEW 30.10.11

    Nils Frahm – Felt

    The absolute stillness of composer and pianist Nils Frahm’s new album, Felt, is such that it’s almost impossible to do anything but breathe while it’s playing. Recorded in the dead of night on a instrument [...]

  • Charlie Siem, Bruch, Wieniawski, Ole Bull        
    REVIEW 28.10.11

    Charlie Siem – Bruch, Wieniawski, Ole Bull

    Charlie Siem cuts a dashing figure on the cover of his latest release. Certainly, his time spent modelling has not been in vain – there are some fine pouts throughout the sleeve notes. But does [...]