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Dead Air by Marconi Union
- posted by Gena on 12/3/2019
MARCONI UNION RELEASES DEAD AIR ALBUM MASTERPIECE

TOP SYNTHESIZER TRIO MARCONI UNION RELEASES DEAD AIR ALBUM MASTERPIECE

UK-based Marconi Union is considered one of the top electronic and ambient groups in the world based on sales, acclaim and online viewing/listening. They have more than 200-million streams and over a million track-sales (which is rare for an ambient act). Now they are back with their tenth studio album, DEAD AIR, a return to more traditional ambient after the more experimental GHOST STATIONS three years ago (which won the prestigious Zone Music Reporter Award for Best Electronic Album). DEAD AIR is full of the floating, sinuous and subtle pulsations of synthesizers. But this is sometimes broken up with a resonating bass-line here or piano notes and chords there, plus the sound of breathing and processed human vocal sounds. Their hats occasionally tip to ambient pioneering legend Brian Eno. This is world-class ambient music.
Rating: Excellent
Bach Side of the Moon (Baroque Adagios Reimagined) by Piers Adams & Larry Lush
- posted by Lillian on 12/3/2019
TAKE A CHILL-OUT TRIP TO THE BACH SIDE OF THE MOON
TAKE A CHILL-OUT TRIP TO THE BACH SIDE OF THE MOON WITH ADAMS & LUSH
You should definitely check out the instrumental, chill-out, classical-crossover, new age-lounge album called BACH SIDE OF THE MOON by Piers Adams & Larry Lush. Adams is known as one of the top recorder players in the world, especially in classical music with his innovative group Red Priest, while keyboardist Lush made his name in the electronic music and remix scene (Mixmaster Morris, Coldcut and Faithless). Now Adams & Lush have created a fascinating recording that takes 18th Century classics by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Gluck, Albinoni, Sammartini and Purcell, and re-invents them as music for recorders (sounding like wood flutes) and synthesizers. This is a strong collaboration melding old and new sounds. It is excellent music for relaxation, stress-reduction and meditation, but it has enough interesting melodic movement to keep the mind tuned in.













Rating: Excellent
We Follow the Star by Richard Dillon
- posted by Steve Sheppard on 11/26/2019
Not just another Christmas album
I must admit sitting here in temperatures of 30c gives me a somewhat strange backdrop to me writing the first review of a Christmas album this year. Never the less it gives me the flavour of the essence of this time of year, and one must applaud Dillion for his fresh take on some classics from throughout the years.
We Follow the Star starts with a fluent vocal version of Wexford Carol with the stunning voice of Corinne Seganos leading the way; there is also a delightful Celtic feel to this crafted piece too.
There are many wonderfully artistic endeavours upon this album that all bring such a beautifully new ethic to the Christmas album concept, like one of my favourites A Winters Night, a track packed with a certain energy and mood.
In Coventry Carol we could easily find ourselves going back to the middle ages with its wonderful arrangement. For me this was a real stand out offering off the album, and one that reminded me of the Amazing Blondel back in the early 70’s.
With other such classics from this time of year like Silent Night, I Saw Three Ships and of course the famous What Child Is This, all these are given a truly liberating make-over by the artist. Richard Dillion is his usual creative self on Keyboards and Synths, even treats us to a little percussion too.
I urge everyone who maybe thinking this is just another Christmas seasonal album, think again, you couldn’t be more wrong, it is indeed a collection of well-known pieces, but uniquely performed by a veritable playlist of other artists, like Sherry Finzer, (Alto Flute) Yair Avidor, (Lute) and violinist Stephanie Nagler, and many others, it is wonderfully listenable and very accessible to all, but it is an album that brings a lush and colourful perspective to the subject matter, probably one that you will simply have never heard the like of before, this is definitely an album that you should be buying for your Christmas celebrations and most certainly one that I am more than happy to recommend as well.
Rating: Excellent
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