Gary Steel listens to a NZ “legend” of drum’n’bass on his dubstep-influenced album, and finds it strangely wanting.
Gary Steel reviews Todd Rundgren’s new “tribute” to Robert Johnson, imaginatively titled ‘Johnson’.
Gary Steel reviews the latest lesson in musical trainspotting from The Black Keys, Brothers.
Gary Steel reviews a double disc compilation of Austria’s G-Stone label, famed for its creamy, nicely engineered latte grooves.
Gary Steel reviews a warm inviting album by a group whose music mixes Afrobeat, jazz-fusion and Ethiopian jazz influences
Gary Steel raves about Pantha Du Prince, whose Black Noise combines sleek minimal techno with Joy Division-like textures, and sounds great on expensive stereos.
Gary Steel reviews the rather lovely July Flame album by Laura Veirs, whose dreamy folk and country-tinged tunes are as charming and comfy as a cat on the lap in Winter
Jamie Lidell makes electronic music. And sings. His new album on the famous Warp label is reviewed by Gary Steel.