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Stefano Guzzetti

Video Vault – Stefano Guzzetti and Lisa Gerrard

An understated movement from string and voice.

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Manos Milonakis – “Festen” Review

Moody textures from the cutting room floor

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Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel – “Citizen of Glass” Review

When classical meets synth in a hypnotic dream

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Agnes Obel

Live Vault – Agnes Obel plays new album in entirity

A bridge between beauty and creepy

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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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Olafur Arnalds

Olafur Arnalds – “Island Songs” Review

A sentimental love letter to Iceland and home

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James Halloran

James Halloran – “HIM” Review

Drama and theatre collide for a fantastic debut

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Live Vault – Miracles of Modern Science

A fabulous double bill of string rock perfection

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Josh Barron – “The ETHEReal String Project” Review

Arrangements. Bottled to perfection.

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Completions – “Completions” Review

A one man band of strings

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Manos Milonakis – “Sólfar” Review

A modern classical masterpiece

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Top 30 Albums of 2015

30 albums I hope you love – I do!

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Bjork – “Vulnicura Strings” Review

Decluttering the heart for a string and vocal arrangement

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Kristin McClement – “The Wild Grips” Review

Brighton has a new star in the world of the musical dark

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Bjork – “Vulnicura” Review

The heartbreak album of 2015 is here already – grab a tissue!

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Jóhann Jóhannsson

Johann Johannsson – “The Theory of Everything Soundtrack” Review

Subdued with a current bubbling under the surface…

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Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bishi – “Lighght” Review

An album crammed full of some of the best hooks of recent memory

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Christopher Tin – “The Drop That Contained the Sea” Review

A tour-de-force – 2014’s Classical album of the year!

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Mike Raznick – “SPATE OST” Review

Mike Raznick, award-winning composer goes for the complete gothic vibe with the creepy, eerie and taut SPATE soundtrack from the recent game release. The soundtrack features a string quintet however the way they play is anything but ordinary. Opening with “Prologue” a chill breezes through with a lot of high tension squeals in the background […]

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