MATT KELLY continues his epic new series with his review of an album that’s been dividing critics since its release in 1968.
It’s seen a long gestation – what with Malcolm Black’s death and then Covid getting in the way. But this week sees the release of DIRT’s debut, Bloom. GARY STEEL asks Nick Sampson all about it, and hears about the Netherworld Dancing Toys adventure in the ‘80s as well.
In ’97 the former Yes/King Crimson drummer got together with a couple of jazzers to make one of his most endearing albums, writes GARY STEEL
RICHARD VAREY listens to Jason Vitelli’s latest album and quizzes the musician about his sound and artistic vision.
Renowned more for their reliability than adventurousness, NZ digital dub group Pitch Black try a few new tricks on their new album. Reviewed by GARY STEEL
Jan Hellriegel has just released the best album of her storied career, and it’s a book, too. GARY STEEL blathers about it.
GARY STEEL has found just the album for those who like it dark: dark, hi-def electronica, that is.
This album is all instrumental, there are no solos, but 40 different instruments are plucked, bowed, blown or concussed. GARY STEEL is quietly charmed.