Samaris: Silkidrangar

Samaris - Silkidrangar (2014)

Formed in 2011 in Reykjavik, Samaris is an electronic music trio of young musicians still in their early twenties blending haunting vocals (Jófríður Ákadóttir) with electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson) and acoustic clarinet (Áslaug Brún … [Read more]

Eithne Ní Uallacháin: Bilingua

Eithne Ní Uallacháin - Bilingua (2014)

Recorded more than 15 years ago but only released at the end of 2014 on the Gael Linn record label, “Bilingua” is an exquisite treasury of old verses and new songs performed by Irish traditional musician Eithne Ní Uallacháin (1957 - 1999), one of the … [Read more]

Keaton Henson: Romantic works

Keaton Henson - Romantic Works (2014)

Perhaps echoing Hans Christian Andersen’s adage that “when words fail, music speaks”, English folk singer, poet and visual artist Keaton Henson released last year a surprise but nonetheless splendid all-instrumental album of piano and cello-based … [Read more]

Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio

Mark Lanegan Band - Phantom Radio (2014)

Now aged 50, American alt-rock singer songwriter Mark Lanegan is an extremely prolific recording artist and attempting to frame his musical output in terms of style relating to a particular period in his discography would inevitably lead to over … [Read more]

Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett: Her

Her (2013)

A lonely professional letter writer going through a difficult divorce process, Theodore (Joachim Phoenix) falls in love with “Samantha”, an artificially intelligent Operating System (OS1) voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Written and directed by American … [Read more]