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Feb
27
2018

Adrian Lim-Klumpes album

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YIELD (Off-Label) 8.5/10 If the knowledge that a solo pianist is playing a Steinway even infinitesimally narrows your idea of how this album may sound, forget it, because post-production treatments have been used in ways that are both disorienting and enchanting. It is like hearing a piano conversing with its own ghost. Adrian Lim-Klumpes has […]

Feb
22
2018

David Tranchina album

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GREY SKY (Orenda) 8/10 This morning a dreamed I was awake, only to awaken later and realise I’d been asleep. This music is the soundtrack to such disorientation. It delights in blurring lines between the conscious and subconscious; in gently bearing us off on oneiric journeys past half-heard sounds towards improbable destinations. Then, just when […]

Feb
17
2018

Barney McAll album

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HEARING THE BLOOD (Extra Celestial) 9/10 As an improvising pianist Barney McAll has long been a master of the fine art of fulfilling and subverting expectations. This album shows that same mastery as a composer. Hearing the Blood contains not just his finest batch of compositions to date, but his finest combination of them. The […]

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