Album Review: “A Sense Of Unease” – Kiffie

Kiffie has released his new album. These are my words on it. The End Kiffie opens this up with a track that fades up with a synth pad that kind of modulates, lots of chorused synthesis in this. In this slice of the pie there’s also a very low arpeggio that you don’t notice on …

Single Review: “Brother Chumbo” – Kontiki

Years ago I knew a kid in my neighbourhood called Chumbo. His family were from North Africa. I’m not sure exactly where. He was a bright kid, loved his football, and always had a big smile. When he moved, his friends around him were so sad, I never saw him again, and nothing on the …

Blog interview: Debris Discs

Hello James, how are you? I’m very well, thanks for asking. Congratulations on making the Fresh Faves with Post War Plans, how does it feel? Thank you! It made me very proud. I’ve submitted countless tracks in the past and this is the first one that’s finally made it through to Fresh Faves. I don’t …

Blog interview: Mary Lovett

Hello Mary, how are you? I am very well, thank you, Del.  Congratulations on the release of I Heard The Moon Is In C. How does it feel?  It feels really good to finally get it out into the world. It’s been a bit of a long process, and it’s really lovely to finally have a …

Music News: Jacob Collier Announces Final Instalment of Groundbreaking Album Series

Jacob Collier Announces Final Instalment Of Groundbreaking Album Series That Has Earned Three Grammy Awards & Six Grammy Nominations Including Album Of The Year Djesse Vol. 4 will be released on February 29th 2024 via Hajanga / Decca / Interscope   *The album’s first official single Little Blue (feat. Brandi Carlile) is released today* Listen …

Album Review: “Rags And Ragas” – Charu Suri. Words: Sammy Stein.

Composer and pianist Charu Suri has released ‘Rags and Ragas’ and she has achieved a beautiful and well-crafted merger of two cultures. A raga is a modal scale, usually performed at a specific time of day. There are hundreds of such ragas found in India and here Suri introduces us to just a few of …