Stan Gemes’ new album is something rather different to the senses – quite literally. Unusually – given the current trend to remove physical packaging entirely with albums fully downloadable (complete with covers, lyrics and various other digital files) – his album ‘Call of Ancient Love’ is designed to be best enjoyed through the physical. Although… Read More Music Review: Stan Gemes – Call of Ancient Love
This review was originally published on The Doughnut. So here’s a weird thought: Let’s take some of Frédéric chopin’s piano music from the first half of the 19th century, give it a South African beat and turn it into Jazz. Because classical music from the height of Romanticism is the first thing you think… Read More Music Review: Don Laka – Afro Chopin
This review was originally published on The Doughnut. So here’s an interesting idea. Get two musicians together – let’s say for the birthday party of one of them – and after presumably many hours of drinking and merry-making (these are musicians after all) wait until the early hours of the morning and get them… Read More Music Review: Playing Mars – Burning Desire
This review was originally published on The Doughnut. A provocative title from a provocative lady who flirts with you with her eyes and her body as much as with her sultry, smokey voice. This Jazz Lady par excellance, recreating original songs in the tradition of Peggy Lee and Doris Day, is a delight to… Read More Music Review: Lola L’amour – Are You Looking For Love?
This review was originally published on The Doughnut. Sometimes, you just want to chill out to a bit of yesteryear. It doesn’t seem to matter what decade you were born in, sometimes only the old masters will do. I didn’t grow up in the 60s but there are times when only The Beatles or early… Read More Music Review: Eron Falbo – 73
This review was originally published on The Doughnut. Summer has arrived early. Yeah, really. I can’t help but feel it despite looking out of my window to see a cloudy sky and the hint of rain in the distance heading over this way. It’s chilly and only some of the time does the sun make… Read More Music Review: Robbie Boyd – So Called Man
This review was originally published on The Doughnut. Damian Burke, back in 2012, referred to the EP from Arêtes as “undulating sleep-folk” and, for most of the full debut album, I agree. I found that to really enjoy this album as a sound to chill out/relax/sleep to you need to skip past the first track.… Read More Music Review: Arêtes – Mission Creep