Tag Archives: chill-out

Album review: ESKINA – We Were The Moon

ESKINA - We Were The Moon

Challenge Records [Release date 19.11.21] www.eskinamusic.com Has the music world gone all reflective?  Or maybe it is just a coincidence that in the past few weeks we have received several releases that seem to chime with the times.  Or maybe … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BREMER McCOY, L.SHANKAR, PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE, FREEDOM TO ROAM

BREMER McCOY Natten

BREMER McCOY Natten Luaka Bop [Release date 29.10.21] We all need some chill-out music, perhaps the more so as we enter the festive season.  A perfect antidote (and respite from socks, Scotch and smellies) could be found in the hands … Continue reading

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Album review: AVAWAVES – Chrysalis (Anna Phoebe/Aisling Brouwer)

AVAWAVES - Chrysalis

One Little Independent Records [Release date 08.10.21] The return of Anna Phoebe!!   She contributed a track to our Rising Stars sampler in 2007.  She has performed with Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  She was special guest of Jethro Tull (2009) and gave Ian … Continue reading

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Quick plays: CARL VERHEYEN, THE MASTELOTTOS

CARL VERHEYEN - Sundial

CARL VERHEYEN Sundial (Cranktone Entertainment) [Release date 01.04.21] More laid back Lockdown noodlings, this time from a guitarist perhaps best known for his work with Supertramp. Verheyen’s idea was to create something varied and there were no constraints in terms … Continue reading

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Album review: TED & MAJELLA – Divine Timing (Ted Turner, ex-Wishbone Ash)

TED & MAJELLA - Divine Timing

www.tedturnerandmajella.com [Release date 21.12.20] Ted Turner is best known as the one time original guitar slinger in Wishbone Ash with whom he remained until 1974 and then on and off until 1994. Ted reappeared in 2018 together with his partner … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot – PUBLIC SYMPHONY

Public Symphony

[2006] Public Symphony is the brainchild of TV music composer (including ‘The Travel Show’, ‘Rogue Traders’) Dobs Vye who, together with James Reynolds, released their one and only album in 2006. When reviewing the album I opined: “‘Public Symphony’ is … Continue reading

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Album review: TURYA – Ocean

TURYA - Ocean

Turya Music [Release date 10.08.18] The debut album from Nicki Wells, aka Turya, is a thing of fragile, delicate beauty. Born and now settled in London, Turya takes her inspiration from Indian classical music, having grown from the age of … Continue reading

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Quick plays: AMANDA RHEAUME, SKYWARD, EILERA, ANDY BENNETT

AMANDA RHEAUME  Holding Patterns

AMANDA RHEAUME  Holding Patterns [Release date 21.10.16] On her last release Keep A Fire (2014) we suggested that Ottawa songstress Amanda Rheaume’s song writing is more ‘popular’ than ‘pop’ and a pleasant enough Radio 2 style listen. In that sense, … Continue reading

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