Madeleine of Rogues – Pandu Hutomo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Using music to change the world seems like a lofty goal but it is one that Pandu Hutomo takes one stage further on this latest album. To be honest, it is something that he does on every release but let's just focus on this one for now. Rather than trying to change the world that... Continue Reading →

Let Go – Gaviana (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Mixing a slow and sultry vibe with an effervescent and energetic rhythm, Let Go is the perfect blend of grace and groove. On the one hand, the beats are full of life, bustling along vivaciously, helped by encouraging harmonies and sweeping strings washes. On the other, the main vocal is perfectly poised, sensual and seductive.... Continue Reading →

Voices – ReLoVe (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

ReLoVe are great at fusing music from what might be termed world and roots genres and using those sonic building blocks to build their signature sound. This time out they give us Voices which blends funky basslines, soulful harmonies, busy drum salvos and folky fiddles. As always the individual elements are recognisable but the way... Continue Reading →

Suddenly – Joemayk (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Blending some country tones into very accessible pop shapes, Suddenly is one of those timeless songs. Timeless in its sentiment, documenting that first kiss, those first tentative steps of love, those memorable moments from which a relationship grows. But timeless in its sonic content too, those perfect melodic tones and easy addictions, the obvious hook... Continue Reading →

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