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RELEASE: Artefact EP – Max Cooper & Tom Hodge

Today (20th April) the Cooper & Hodge think tank releases a further EP of collaboration – Artefact. Four tracks of Tom Hodge’s piano compositions, presented on a mixed bed of Cooper’s production, follow the duo’s previous Fragments of Self partnership on Fields Records. For a Birmingham Review of Tom Hodge’s recent release with Franz Kirmann, […]

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ALBUM: The Unified Field Reconstructed – Piano Interrupted

Words by Ed King, pics by Claire Belhassine & Simon Bierwald – courtesy of Denovali Records If taken literally, the adage ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ would put the remix community out of business. Or at least some of them. But throwing your debut album out to the wolves on your own label […]

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ALBUM: Kintsugi – Death Cab for Cutie

Words by Ceri Black, pics courtesy of Atlantic Records Death Cab for Cutie’s 8th album Kintsugi is a break up record, there is no doubt about that. It’s the band’s first album release since the departure of original member Chris Walla and marks frontman Ben Gibbard’s high profile divorce. The album title itself describes the […]

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ALBUM: If I Was – The Staves

Words by Ed King / Gig pic by Paul Reynolds It’s here. Today, March 23rd, The Staves release their ‘difficult second album’. Often the make or break of an artist, this all important follow up can also be the end of a beginning. But after significant touring, a growing global audience, stories of cabin fever […]

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ALBUM: Allergic to Water – Ani DiFranco

Words by Ed King- follow him @EdKing2210 / Pic by Charles Waldorf, images courtesy of Righteous Babe Records Ani DiFranco’s portfolio is a little like Glastonbury or Burning Man, depending on which side of the pond you want your metaphor. There’s that seminal year you first discovered it, the subsequent comparisons, and a hidden army who […]

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