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An interview with Pieter Nooten and review of new album Surround Us

Venerable electronic music pioneer Pieter Nooten talks about his latest album, a collaboration with the celloist Lucas Stam.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pieter Nooten by Adam Pryce
Pieter Nooten by Adam Pryce.

There are echoes of Brian Eno in this beautifully haunting collection of songs that straddle the definitions of classical and ambient music. Surround Us opens with Ode, which showcases the delicate strings of improv cellist Lucas Stam set against a lush orchestral backdrop provided by the electronic wizardry of pioneering musician Pieter Nooten. An End is a highlight for the dulcet tones of Stam's strings whilst the humming strums of Blue Wonder creates the perfect undercurrent for breathy vocals. Secret Room conjures up the world of a former recluse stepping back into life but Blue Square presents a narrative far more abstract. Belong brings the album to a beatific repose: perfect for lazy summer afternoons. Just don't call it pop…

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Diamond Mine by Jon Hopkins and King Creosote. An interview with Kenny Anderson.

King Creosote answers my questions about his collaboration with Jon Hopkins with amazing frankness and candour. So worth reading.

Written by Amelia Gregory

King Creosote and Jon Hopkins by Rosemary Cunningham. In the second part of my attempt to delve into the creation of the amazing collaborative album Diamond Mine, physician Kenny Anderson […]

Album Review – Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact

The New York based art collective is back with a new album to follow the global success of Saint Dymphna... and it's another swirling piece of enigmatic otherworldly sound art.

Written by Laura Lotti

It was probably down to skepticism that it took me some time to get into the latest Gang Gang Dance album. After all, erectile how on earth could they follow […]

Review: The 2010 Affordable Art Fair

2010's Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park promises to deliver something for everyone. Does it?

Written by Amica Lane

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Written by Jenny Stevens

LuckyPDF is a new artist-led project based in Camberwell and Peckham, this web search South East London. LuckyPDF aims to promote and support new artists and creative talent within the […]