Blissful Sigh – Pia Salvia (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The first brilliant and surprising moment of an album which seems to be built entirely out of brilliant and surprising moments, is when the gentle, neo-classical restraint and soothing tones of opening number, Vague à l’âme, explode into a wave folk-pop energy. It would be all to easy to head into an album by an... Continue Reading →

Sarah Pagé releases Lithium Taper ahead of new album

Montreal-based experimental harpist Sarah Pagé video for "Lithium Taper" is a long rolling shot across a beautiful stark landscape, directed by experimental filmmaker Kyoka Tsukamoto. You may have heard Pagé with folk rockers The Barr Brothers, or her collaborations with wide ranging artists such as Lhasa de Sela, Nadah El Shazly, Joni Void, and chamber rock group Esmerine. Dose Curves... Continue Reading →

Ghost – Richard Wileman (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As the central hub around which the musically intricate world of Karda Estra revolves, Richard Wileman has been responsible for a wide range of wonderfully textured, unpredictable and eclectic music. He has wandered from intense noir-ish soundtracks to sweeping celestial grandeur and embarked on everything from progressive Avant Gardening trips to jazz infused meanderings. But... Continue Reading →

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