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Posts Tagged ‘classical’

Mediaeval Baebes, The Huntress double album: review and interview with founder Katharine Blake

Think you know Mediaeval Baebes? Well think again: if you look beyond the schtick there's some greatly enjoyable music to be found on this jam packed double album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I've never paid much attention to the Mediaeval Baebes before, but then new album The Huntress landed on my doormat and I listened, and was won over: look past the frou frou faux mediaeval stylings and this is great fun. Across two packed CD's worth of tracks, both old tunes and ancient texts set to self-penned music get the Baebes treatment - intriguing stories, atonal melodies, folk noodlings and plenty of glorious harmonies. For anyone interested in the intersection of classical music and mediaeval folk this will make an intriguing purchase. Founding Baebe Katharine Blake answers some questions about the creation of and inspiration behind The Huntress.

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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. 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 […]

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 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 […]

An interview with The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern meld classical, folk, world and jazz sounds to create sumptuous musical scores. And they're coming to a venue near you very soon…. it's time to find out more about this unique new collective.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Still Corners by Nicholas Stevenson Still Corners by Nicholas Stevenson. Still Corners are as elusive as they are beautiful, malady but I managed to track down songwriter and keyboardist Greg […]

Clogs – The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton – Album Review

A delicate and finely-crafted fourth album of intellectual folk, with guest appearances from some of the current darlings of the indie world

Written by Ian Steadman

Perhaps the most apt album title of the year so far, sickness The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton is the fifth album from the classically-bent folk group known […]

Red Bull Music Academy: Steve Reich lecture Q&A from students

After he'd given a lecture to the students of the Red Bull Music Academy, Steve Reich took a series of questions from the floor; here are his answers. Illustration by Gemma Milly.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gemma Milly. Steve Reich gave a very inspiring lecture to the students of the 2010 Red Bull Music Academy (which you can read here). Afterwards he took a […]

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Antony and the Johnsons: Live Review

Manchester International Festival, 2-19 July 2009

Written by Simon Edgar Lord

Undercover: Lingerie Exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum “Welcome to Limehouse.” With those words, about it Jarvis Cocker set off on the latest instalment of his 30 year musical […]

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Back To The Future(sonic)

Futuresonic 2009 , Manchester

Written by Simon Edgar Lord

Undercover: Lingerie Exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum “Welcome to Limehouse.” With those words, about it Jarvis Cocker set off on the latest instalment of his 30 year musical […]