Alex Franquelli is a freelance journalist and writer. He focuses on Mongolia and North-East Asian politics and ethnomusicology. Find him on twitter @alexfranquelli
Wednesday, October 29 2014
Listening to the entire production on offer here means delving inside an artist's trajectory. Naivety, genius and clever pop.
Thursday, October 23 2014
Did I know the No Hay Banda Trio before I stepped into Rich Mix in sadly up-and-coming Shoreditch? Yes. Was I at all aware that Clare Savage and Bellatrix were hiding a monstrous talent in their minute figures? I do now.
Sunday, September 7 2014
The main discriminant between a bluff and the worthwhile is quality, and smallgang have plenty of it.
Thursday, August 14 2014
Welcome to the machine.
Sunday, August 3 2014
This is a delicate texture suspended between a colourful rendition of the rigors of contemporary music and ambient pop that somehow manages to retain a playful tone, slightly clouded by a few melancholic lines.
Thursday, May 1 2014
Swedish post-metallers bid us farewell. Maybe.