Marc Cary: Rhodes Ahead Vol 2

Scratchy urban rhythms and layers of synth place this album firmly in the early 21st century’s rhythm-driven club culture

DVDs and Downloads

'Mr Turner' DVD cover
Timothy Spall’s performance as the great painter is over-the-top and lacking in subtlety
Leviathan - DVD cover
A devastating picture of how corruption and rampant greed screw over the ordinary Russian
'Nightcrawler' DVD cover
A nerdy autodidact builds a celluloid CV of crime and crash scenes, and events take increasingly sinister turns

Vijay Iyer Trio: Break Stuff

Beats are more in keeping with the pristine sound of an ECM piano trio, among them ‘Chorale’ which opens fugue-like

Sinikka Langeland: The Half-Finished Heaven

Collection gets into its swing with ‘The Woodcock’s Flight’ before the Norwegian singer’s kantele prickles like stars

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Chasing Yesterday

Many of the songs reveal the romantic dreamer that has always hidden behind the former Oasis guitarist’s persona

Henry Purcell: The Indian Queen

A trim, affectionate performance of the composer’s last (unfinished) semi-opera led by conductor Harry Christophers

Steven Wilson: Hand. Cannot. Erase

The music is richly textured and forceful, with echoes of prime prog rock and tender treatments of the theme of loss

Purity Ring: Another Eternity

Songs move at a stately pace amid a carefully produced deployment of echoing beats and brooding synthesisers

Broughton, Davis, Desplat, et al: Montage

Gloria Cheng plays solo piano works by six of the most celebrated composers with unexpected results

Cover of Brahms: Serenades

Brahms: Serenades

Conductor Riccardo Chailly treats us to glinting textures, rhythmic clarity, and high-quality musicianship

Ghostpoet: Shedding Skin

The presence of a live band adds an interesting post-rock dimension to this fresh helping of nocturnal trip-hop

Carlou D: A New Day

Eagle Eye Cherry is a guest singer on this Afropop album that features a slow acoustic and late-Sixties vibe

BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah: Sour Soul

Toronto’s jazz-hip-hop trio lays down a soul-funk backdrop as the former Wu-tang Clan rapper recaptures the days of old

Altan: The Widening Gyre

Irish traditional band reach out to Appalachia for an infusion of Bluegrass, but the rest of the repertoire is closer to home

ThEESatisfaction: EarthEE

A mazy concoction of sung vocals and raps, set to mesmerising bass, psychedelic keyboards, jazz and hip-hop beats

Gilad Atzmon & the Orient House Ensemble: The Whistle Blower

Album includes rousing ululations and a wistful soft-centred ballad accompanied by alto sax and lush keyboard strings

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