STREAM TO THE RIVER PLAYLIST #4 – INSTRUMENTALS ONLY

The new Stream to the River playlist is instrumentals only, reflecting the range and power of instrumental music released in the last 3 months. Hope you enjoy.

THE ANCHORESS : THE ART OF LOSING

LABEL: KSCOPE ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: Intelligent alternative electro-pop that explores ideas and situations surrounding grief. There’s a Rothko print that usually (currently needs rehanging) takes pride of place on the chimney breast wall of our living room. It was a present from my little sister twenty-years plus ago who at the time knew IContinue reading “THE ANCHORESS : THE ART OF LOSING”

FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA : PROMISES

LABEL: LUAKA BOP ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: A 21st CENTURY ELECTRONIC SYMPHONIC IMPROVISED TONE POEM MASTERPIECE Promises, the new electronic symphonic tone poem wrought from collaboration between Sam Shepherd, working as Floating Points, and Pharoah Sanders, with a weighty contribution from the string section of the London Symphony Orchestra, is genius. It is operating aboveContinue reading “FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA : PROMISES”

REALLY FROM : REALLY FROM

LABEL: TOPSHELF ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: A fully confident third album from a group that fuse the flavours of emo and jazz to explore the challenges and heartbreaks inherited by people with mixed-raced identity in modern America. Food and music go together. Whether it’s Shakespeare’s ‘if music be the food of love’, Aretha Franklin beltingContinue reading “REALLY FROM : REALLY FROM”

stream to the river #3

It’s time for another stream to the river playlist. This one is more rock based than the previous two. If you like it, you might like to follow wcsttr_blog on Spotify.

A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN : INVISIBLE CITIES

LABEL: Artificial Pinearch Manufacturing ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: Brussels based ambient / contemporary classical duo make a concept album inspired by Italo Calvino’s experimental novel Invisible Cities One way to arrive at Astoria is on the back of a steel-eyed falcon, wings beating against the prevailing wind; the trade currents that scoop the ocean andContinue reading “A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN : INVISIBLE CITIES”