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In concert - Actress and the London Contemporary Orchestra at the Barbican

Actress (above) and the London Contemporary Orchestra

Barbican Hall, London / Wednesday 10 February 2016

This intriguing collection of musical thought had three aims. The first was to draw on a long-held ambition of… 620 more words

The Invisible - Save You

credit photo: The Invisible 2016 by Phil Sharp


In the Next 10 Years, Lots of Rock Stars Will Die - We're Going to Have to Get Used to This

Yesterday in the pub I made the mistake of idly flicking through a copy of the Sunday Times – a newspaper I don’t usually read unless I’m at my parents’ for the weekend – and soon found myself reading a column by Camilla Long. 1,246 more words

Listen to Ash Koosha - 'Mudafossil' from forthcoming album "I AKA I" (Out 1st April 2016 on Ninja Tune)

Working mainly with his own field recordings, treating each sampled source as a physical object, Koosha squeezes, stretches, distorts and moulds units of sound before using a background in classical music—both Persian and Western—gleaned from his time at the Tehran Conservatory of Music to structure and shape the result into affecting, original and often beautiful movements — a process he calls “finding geometry in sounds.” 24 more words



Ash Koosha was born in Iran, where he was imprisoned for performing the kind of mind-bending music that has earned him his name.  Having sought asylum in the UK, the synaesthete is now putting the finishing touches to new album ‘I AKA I’, which will be released on Ninja Tune later this year, accompanied by a series of virtual reality screenings using Oculus Rift technology.   34 more words

New Music

New Music: Illum Sphere 'Second Sight'

Illum Sphere has a new track out (finally) If you read my blog you’ll know that he released my favourite album of 2014 which was his debut ‘Ghosts of Now and Then’. 67 more words

New Music