Category: Album Reviews

August 23, 2020 / Album Reviews

VESPER (Hubro) 8/10 Sometimes we listen too fast, so the music seems in slow motion. But music can only unfold at its own speed, and it’s we who must unwind enough to hear it; to be led into a world where chronological times stands still. In this collaboration with the…

August 16, 2020 / Album Reviews

THE WAY OF THE CROW (Newmarket) 8/10 Music doesn’t come much darker than this. It’s like being drawn deeper and deeper into a black forest, until the sky is completely blotted out and even the birds seem malevolent. The compositions were jointly penned by Brendan Hains (guitar, mellotron) and Christopher…

August 9, 2020 / Album Reviews

ASTROLABE (www.chriscody.com) 8/10 It’s as if new instruments are being devised by the minute, such are the improbable combinations Chris Cody contrives among his eccentric octet. Not mere whimsy, this eccentricity stems from the composer’s crafting a musical account of the voyages of French explorer La Perouse (the Astrolabe being…