The Language of Listening

The Baker St Irregulars, were a rag-tag network of homeless people used by Sherlocks Holmes in the famous detective stories to “to go everywhere, see everything and overhear everyone”. His street network, with their all-seeing eyes and keen ears would help Holmes solve mysteries by passing on valuable information. The Baker St Irregulars was also…

Why is Postrock a Dirty Word?

Got sent a link to this band’s site recently, they’re called Capillaries and they’re from Atlanta, GA. Their music is indeed instrumental and I wondered if I am allowed to call it post rock or has this become a dirty word? I think bands have always hated being labelled. I know it’s difficult to endure…

Profile: Peter Broderick

I’m sure Peter Broderick’s debut album Float will turn up on this blog some day. It is essential listening for any instrumental and neoclassical music lover. But today I’m not going to limit this man’s contribution to one album. He is a prolific maker of beautiful music and at only 25 yrs of age, looks set for a big career.

Review: Hibernate and Home Normal Christmas Show

In a recent review I wrote for German music website Tokafi, I was sent along to Hibernate And Home Normal‘s Christmas show at The Victoria in London’s super cool suburb of Dalton. The show included performers Wil Bolton, Ithaca Trio, Machinefabriek, Konntinent, Isnaj Dui, Talvihorros and The Boats. It was an amazing experience, read about…

Profile: William Basinski

I had first heard about William Basinski from my brother. I had listened to some pieces but mustn’t have been in the right head space for it because it did not really make much of an impact. At first. Then, in 2010 I saw Antony and The Johnsons at the Sydney Opera House. The support act…