Album Review: Bibio – Phantom Brickworks

Wolverhampton electronic musician Stephen Wilkinson delivers his eighth album. True to its title, Phantom Brickworks is nine extended ambient tracks – audio portals built to access haunted serene settings. The seventeen-minute ‘Phantom Brickworks II’ begins with the ebb and flow of trickling water, building a minimal mural of thick mist over a park during a wintry sunrise. Samples of heavily echoed pianos and classical strings create … Continue reading Album Review: Bibio – Phantom Brickworks

Album Review: George Maple – Lover

DIY asked me to write a review for George Maple’s Lover. READ THE REVIEW HERE ON THE OFFICIAL DIY WEBSITE. Special thanks to DIY for using the final sentence as this review’s sub-headline: “George is at her most intriguing and relatable when she’s at her most confused and melancholic.” Is that not one of the most defining statements ever to signify that poor, miserable Nick Pollard wrote … Continue reading Album Review: George Maple – Lover

Review: Venetian Snares – Thank You For Your Consideration

No, Aaron Funk. Thank you. That paracetamol was only going to go to waste anyway, and when better to put it to use than after an hour-long dose of Venetian Snares’ signature fury and maniacal daftness? Thank You For Your Consideration is strangely sincere jollity, at least by the standards of Funk – a man behind such delightfully torturous and abrasive gabber and breakcore works … Continue reading Review: Venetian Snares – Thank You For Your Consideration