Brian Wilson At My Piano Decca I can just imagine so many reviews missing the point, chuckling off at the redundancy of an instrumental set of Beach Boys songs, arguing that the sun-kissed classics need those vocal harmonies to really come alive.
Cande y Paulo Cande y Paulo Decca Cande y Paulo are Cande Buasso on vocals and upright bass with Paulo Carrizo on keyboards. They are from San Juan, Argentina and their debut long-player is also simply called Cande y Paulo.
Tori Amos Christmastide (ep) Decca (UMO) Tori Amos has released a Christmas EP – it’s a clever bit of holiday-related merch for her fans but this is Christmas-adjacent as much as it is anything resembling true holiday fare. These are original songs, there’s mention of Christmas directly in the title track and there’s clues in […]
Vangelis Nocturne: The Piano Album Decca The best textural work in music springs from – or works in support of – great melodies. Greek composer Vangelis has been at the forefront of great textural synth work with his incredible soundtracks (Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire, 1492: Conquest of Paradise) and non-soundtrack work too. But for every indelible melody – and we need […]
David Bowie, Twenty Bowie Classics (1970) A Decca compilation of the early stuff – 1966-1970, the “nerdy” singles that a pre-fame David Bowie pushed out into place; many of them only discovered later by Bowie fans, near enough to folly. But hey, I really like some of these tunes – some of em. Others are […]