Listings

    No events to show

Follow

Twitter

|

Facebook

|

MySpace

|

Last.fm

RSS

Subscribe

Top 25 Art Blog - Creative Tourist

Posts Tagged ‘album’

An interview with Alberto Arcangeli: the musical maestro behind Pop Down The Rabbit Hole

Italian Alberto Arcangeli is a musical wonder: he played every single instrument on his debut album and he's just won a prestigious animation prize for his video for Wheels and Love. But, by day, he is a finance manager. Read on....

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alberto Arcangeli by Gigi Gray
Alberto Arcangeli by Gigi Gray.

He's gained plaudits as far away as China. He blends genres and styles in a totally inimitable way, look all by himself. From the dreamy pop of Wheels and Love to the psychedelic title track Pop Down The Rabbit Hole, find this album is a real gem. Meet Alberto Arcangeli.

Your debut album Pop Down the Rabbit Hole is completely composed, played and produced by you - how did you set about making this happen? And why on earth did you chose this surely most difficult method?
I began writing and recording songs by myself as soon as I started playing as it came naturally to me. I had a 4 track recorder and I just thought that it would have been simpler and faster to learn how to play all the instruments, rather than explaining to someone else how I wanted them to be played. In addition, I like working with other musicians, and I often ask for their suggestions,… read more

Recent Articles

Fionn Regan: brand new 100 Acres of Sycamore video and instore gigs

Irish Mercury Music Prize nominee Fionn Regan unveils his new music video for 100 Acres of Sycamore, and instore dates around East London...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fionn Regan is a folk musician with the history that befits his heartfelt words. The son of musicians, buy information pills he grew up in the Ireland that we all […]

An interview with The Raincoats as 1981 album Odyshape is rereleased on We ThRee

The seminal all girl post punk band rerelease second album Odyshape on the 30th anniversary of its creation, and it sounds as wonderful as ever. I caught up with band members Ana da Silva and Gina Birch for a catch up in advance of their ATP performance this December

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Raincoats by James Shedden. The Raincoats are an all girl band who formed during the late 1970s and split up in the mid 1980s. I was very little at […]

Album Review: I Break Horses – Hearts

Beautific electronic shoegaze from Sweden's Maria Linden and Fredrik Balck. Delve in and discover Hearts by I Break Horses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I Break Horses by James Shedden. Hearts is the wonderful debut album from I Break Horses, see otherwise known as Maria Linden and partner Fredrik Balck. They have been compared […]

Album Review: The Magic Lantern – A World In A Grain Of Sand

It's clear from this latest offering that The Magic Lantern harbour some impressive songwriting skills not to mention extraordinary musicianship. There are fantastic songs on the album and it requires your full attention

Written by Emma Barlow

Much of The Magic Lantern’s A World In A Grain Of Sand reminded me of the folk music coming out of London three of four years ago, sildenafil before the […]

Album Review: Butcher the Bar – For Each A Future Tethered

Butcher the Bar's album For Each A Future Tethered is Joel Nicholson's second stab at this album malarky and if, as I suspect, this time he set out to create a collection of sweet and sunny folk-pop songs then he has succeeded!

Written by Emma Barlow

For Each A Future Tethered is easy-listening embodied in 11 songs and Nicholson’s is a voice that simply seems to melt into your ears. There are a few artists that […]

An interview with Canadian twins Tasseomancy before the release of new album Ulalume

Meet Canadian twins Sari and Romy Lightman. Their new outfit Tasseomancy is a dark gothic folk wonder, and I spoke to them before the new album Ulalume is released at the end of August.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tasseomancy by Casey Otremba. The debut album from Canadian twins Tasseomancy (meaning divination of the future in tea leaves, adiposity coffee grounds or wine sediments) is out on Turf Records […]

Album Review: Gazelle Twin – The Entire City

An astonishing debut album from Brighton based musician Elizabeth Walling. The download version came out on 11th July 2011, but you can catch the official launch performance on 1st September at The Islington Metal Works: not to be missed!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gazelle Twin‘s debut album opens with the threatening bass horns of new single The Entire City, stuff and straight away the mood is set for what is to come. Singer […]

Album review and interview – Mechanical Bride: Living With Ants

Her debut album came out a few weeks back - Living With Ants is a haunting feast for the senses, full of jazz and classical inflections. Please welcome Lauren Doss, aka Mechanical Bride.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mechanical Bride by Sam Parr. Her debut album came out a few weeks ago and she’s been busy promoting it since then, adiposity but I’ve finally managed to secure an […]

Album Review – Emmy the Great: Virtue

Lovely Emmy the Great is back with new album Virtue, and it's a multi-faceted wonder that explores the existential wanderings of her mind against a lush musical backdrop.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emmy the Great by Soni Speight. I’ve been a fan of Emma-Lee Moss for oh so long. And she hasn’t failed me yet. Emmy the Great by Gabrielle Brittney. Emmy […]

Free single download and video from I Break Horses: Hearts

The enigmatic and beautiful video for the delicious shoegaze electronica of Hearts was directed by Alex Southam of OOF Video. Check it out here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve been falling in love with quite a few new female artists of late. One of whom is Stockholm based duo Maria Lindén and her musical partner Fredrik Balck who […]

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 […]

Diamond Mine by Jon Hopkins and King Creosote. A review and interview with Jon Hopkins.

Diamond Mine is an absolutely gorgeous album, the result of a collaboration from two very different musical talents. In the first of two blogs find out how the partnership worked from both sides.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Diamond Mine was released in the UK a few months ago and came out in the US only recently, for sale so I hope that some of my readers will […]

An interview with CocknBullKid on the release of new album Adulthood

It's an anthemic tour de force: Adulthood by CocknBullKid comes out today on Moshi Moshi / Island Records. I had a little catch up with Anita Blay, the lady behind the songs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

CocknBullKid by Laura Warecki. When Amelia’s Magazine first met CocknBullkid she stood out as a unique singer, purchase flying far from any obvious pigeon hole. I was impressed. Now, case […]

Austra by Karolina Burdon

Kate Stelmanis of Austra talks about touring Europe with her debut album Feel It Break

The marvellous Feel It Break came out this week. It's a magnificent tour de force that features the breath-taking vocals of the classically trained Kate Stelmanis of Austra. Just lush.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Austra by Karolina Burdon. Truth be said, pills I have been thoroughly wowed by the debut album from Austra. Maybe it’s the strong influence of The Knife, medicine a band […]

Jeniferever launch their new album Silesia at The Lexington

Swedish post-rock band Jeniferever return with their third album Silesia, another wall of emotive sound but this time with added melody.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jeniferever by Liam McMahon. It was never a good idea to make an effort to see a support band without first checking up on them. This I really should know […]

Essie Thumb

Music: Essie Jain Interview

This singer/songwriter moved to New York from London in her early twenties. Stunning long blonde hair, hypnotic voice and an album of lullabies out now. Here follows an interview with the lovely Essie on music and the feelings and life changes post- twenties.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Madi Illustration Could you introduce yourself please? Hello there, more about my name Essie Jain. Pleased to meet you. Where are you from and where do you currently […]

Album Review: Get Well Soon – Sarabeth Tucek

The songstress that enchanted the likes of Bob Dylan and Brian Jonestown Massacre - not to mention our own Laura Marling -  is back from the dark with an intimate album that talks about pain, self-destruction and death. Ultimately this heals with its magic.

Written by Laura Lotti

Illustration by Chandra Viola This morning I woke up sick – emotionally and physically sick. And upset with myself, cheap because I knew that partly it was my own fault. […]

alessis ark newthumb

Music: Interview with Alessi’s Ark

She released her first album aged 17, now nearly 21, Alessi has since moved to Bella Union, an independent label and is on the brink of releasing her latest album; Time Travel. Here follows an interview with the singer/songwriter.

Written by Helen Martin

Poster on Dutch posters SM 1968 Illustration by Mina Bach We trudged through the mud. The boys were hungry and desperate to hit the falafel joint, search whilst I was […]

190809_theunthanks[1]thumb

Live Music Review: The Unthanks; The Arnolfini, Bristol – March 21st

It was fitting that they transformed their faces to serious and focused, when the first notes were hit. They were deep in the hills of the North of England, singing of shutting the coal door, not in a dark, hot building by the Avon River.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Rob Fuzzard They are wearing dresses that look like fresh versions of the past. And their hair is worn long and embracing of its natural waves and kinks. […]