You used to know what you were getting from a Joe Satriani album. High-speed guitar work, moody enigmatic sounds, soaring instrumentals, but What Happens Next? offers something a little different.
Working with only three musicians; Satriani on guitars and keyboards, bassist Glenn Hughes and on drums Red Hot Chilli Peppers' Chad Smith, the instrumentals contained here offer a more sombre mood. There are still moments of unbridled joy, such as, on 'Energy'or w...Read more
Ezra Furman has released his latest album with Bella Union. Transangelic Exodus is a new landmark for this American singer-songwriter. In this new album Furman shifts away from the punk, soul, garage feel of 2015's Perpetual Motion People, which Furman describes as the end of a chapter:
“My previous records were original in their own way, but got classified as an off-kilter version of a retro band” and for this new record “wanted something that sounded mo...Read more
There can be no doubting either the ambition or the eccentricity of Trembling Bells. The Scottish melody-loving, prog-soloing troubadours have just released their fourth album, decorated with portraits of talismanic writers and musicians from Dante to Dennis Potter, and packed with a set of wilfully bizarre and beautiful tracks. Over everything hangs the antic spirit of The Incredible String Band and Mike Heron, with whom The Bells have recently toured.
The ...Read more