2021 Albums in Review

At the start of the year, I set myself the aim of listening to more than 50 albums. That still seems to me like a good number. It requires a continual investment in searching out and appreciating new music, but rejects any notion of expertise or authority. I achieved my target while completely losing countContinue reading “2021 Albums in Review”

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.

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”