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Lydia Cole

Lydia Cole – “The Lay of the Land” Review

A lesson of space and emotion trapped in sound

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Jesca Hoop

Jesca Hoop – “Memories Are Now” Review

When less sometimes is not more

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Clock Opera

Clock Opera – “Venn” Review

Clock Opera popped onto my radar at the end of last year with an great synth rock single and with the release of their second album Venn a couple of weeks ago, they have cemented themselves as a firm favourite new discovery in 2017. Their brand of rock has equal parts synth and electronica nods […]

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Kadhja Bonet

Kadjha Bonet – “The Visitor” Review

When the lush sounds of yesteryear are reimagined in today’s world

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SOHN

SOHN – “Rennen” Review

Stripping back the noise

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Lauren Hoffman & The Secret Storm – “Family Ghost” Review

When going from solo to a band effort pays off

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Rebekka Karijord – “Mother Tongue” Review

Rebekka’s music has often been quite sparse and minimalist but her powerful voice and ability to create a sombre and intimate atmosphere has always made her music feel bigger than the sum of its parts. Never has that been more true than with her new album “Mother Tongue” which focuses of the most primal of […]

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Xyce

Xyce – “Autre” Review

The fromage of 16 bit happiness

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SPC ECO – “Under My Skin” Review

Electronica haze and chill…

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Young Romance

Young Romance – “Another’s Blood” Review

Time to go underground and dirty with your favourite guitar strapped on

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Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel – “Citizen of Glass” Review

When classical meets synth in a hypnotic dream

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Western Skies Motel

Western Skies Motel – “Settlers” Review

One of the most understated greatest guitar albums of the decade

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Waldtraene

Waldtraene – “Unter Wolfes Banner” Review

German tavern shanties to raise a flag to

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Emma Ruth Rundle

Emma Ruth Rundle – “Marked For Death” Review

The burning embers of rock are set ablaze with this stunning album

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Bat For Lashes

Bat For Lashes – “The Bride” Review

A concept album of emotion and story over melody

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Stefano Guzzetti

Stefano Guzzetti – “Escape” Review

A sci-fi ballet of piano and string

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Higher Plain Music’s Top 25 Albums of 2016

My 25 best albums of 2016. Happy New Year!

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Trevor Gomes

Trevor Gomes – “Piano Collections – Chrono Trigger” Review

A beautifully formed collection of melodies

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GoGo Penguin

GoGo Penguin – “Man Made Object” Review

Instrumental Album of the Year

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Scarlet Moon’s Christmas 2016 Album Review

Christmas comes early to video game music arrangements

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