Martin Smith, violin.
Andrew Skrimshire, cello.
Alan Brown, piano. Fine Arts Sinfonia
Michael Nebe, director.
“These first recordings of music by the English percussionist and composer Brian Wilshere focus retrospectively on his work for ensemble and chamber orchestra. Although he describes his music in formal terms … it is feeling, sentiment and an outpouring of often luminous melody that become the character of his work … addictive.”
” … a small marvel, full of hidden treasures” — Indiepoprock
“Pick of the month … is Englishman Richard Lewis, exiled in France for five years. Classically trained and by turns jazz drummer, folk guitarist and composer of scores, [he] has created a perfect synthesis of his various influences and experiences. His new album, “Untitled” is a small marvel, full of hidden treasures, for which he summons not only flighty bursts of avant garde piano and folky guitar picking but also organ, accordion and banjo. The talent and technical prowess of this top-level musician are placed beyond doubt:
Third album from acclaimed songwriter and score composer Richard Lewis. A fixture on the Paris live circuit, Lewis effortlessly blends a range of influences from jazz, avant-rock and ambient to folk and electronica over ten captivating and atmospheric tracks. Seductive, assured and laid back, You Are Here is his most coherent and fully-realised work to date.
“In a whirlwind of creativity, instruments as diverse as flugelhorn, flute, violin, double bass and banjo, along with spikes of electronica and tribal percussion, all mix with a certain spontaneity, but no less ingenuity. This third personal album brings elegance and audacity together with sheer class to produce ten original pieces, in which the voice is more than just a supplement to compositions of unbearable talent!”
A restless traveller, Parisian singer Shanez is determined to take us with her, through Latin America, North Africa and dimly-lit Parisian cabarets. At once romantic and melancholy, her songs speak of everyday heartbreak in exotic locations.