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 […]
My 25 best albums of 2016. Happy New Year!
A powerhouse of vocal talent
It’s time to share Higher Plain Music’s top 25 albums of 2014
What do you get when Kate Bush & Joanna Newsom have a lovechild?
A tour-de-force – 2014’s Classical album of the year!
KAJKYT is a completely experimental artist that will not appeal to those looking for specific hooks or melodies. KAJKYT deals with powerful spewing drones of sound. Sometimes that will be purely from voice, others from whaling rock guitars, others will be dark atmospheric ambience and brooding noises. It pushes and pushes forward to really fill […]
On the last week of her two-year tour for Biophilia I was finally able to see Bjork live, something I’ve wanted to do for twenty years. It felt like a special performance because of all the different elements that come together. The stage is a square in the centre of the room where everything is […]
We love LittleBigPlanet. We love Winifred Phillips. So now that Winifred is celebrating her music video for “Victoria’s Lab” hitting 200,000 views, I think it’s time to join in the party too. LBP’s soundtracks have been diverse from the offset but this vocal rock track is exceptional. The video’s pretty awesome too.
8 Hairy Faces unite! It’s so much more than that though – amazing vocal arrangement of game music – commence!
The Silver Lake Chorus take indie tracks and give them the whole vocal chorus revibe! The 27(!) strong chorus are angelically beautiful and have a wide repertoire but their “Wreckage” EP is a good place to start as it gives you both ends of the spectrum. “From The Snow Tipped Hills” is a Bon Iver cover which […]
Oh Dva. Three little letters, and just like the little game of Botanicula there is so much hidden inside this 23 track soundtrack. Each song is wonderfully charming and crafted and the overall sound arc makes me feel like Sigur Ros made a childrens TV programme. It’s beautiful, personable and darn right jolly. Opener “Juchu” is a […]