Cave Circles Apricity (ep) Wonderful Noise Japan Here’s Riki Gooch working (again) under his Cave Circle alias – it’s been a busy time for releases just recently with Cave Circles’ 12”, My Heart Is A Beating Drum and then the recent cassette tape release under another of his working aliases, DJ OBOE.
I always used to think that Leila Adu was the best kept secret in New Zealand music. I met her over a decade ago and one minute she’d be working with the improvisers, tinkering, make music out of noise or noise from music and then – sometimes even in the same performance – she’d stand, […]
Leila Adu Scary Love Monster – EP Belts & Whistles After four albums Leila Adu (finally!) releases this brand new EP (I say finally, because these works, these six songs, have been waiting…on the shelf for a while). Leila makes music as artworks – makes art out of (and with) music: they can be pop […]
For the 15th episode of Sweetman Podcast I got to talk to Leila Adu. Leila’s a friend, I’ve known her for a while, always been proud of her achievements – singing her own commissioned composition for Orchestra Wellington, her solo albums, and knowing she’s out there in the world making music across so many different […]
Introducing the brand new video and song by Leila Adu – please share and listen. Also available to stream and purchase from Bandcamp. Leila has recorded four albums to date, including working with Steve Albini. She has a new album on the way and works across improvisation, orchestral composition and other forms of music and […]
Orchestra Wellington with Michael Houstoun and Leila Adu: 2. LITTLE RUSSIAN MFC Saturday, June 20 For the second performance in Wellington Orchestra’s six-part series it was to Leila Adu, 2014’s emerging composer in residence. Her commissioned piece, Rain as Blessings Fall, kicked off the evening, a dose of rain – and cold – in the […]
Lord Echo Curiosities Bastard Jazz Recordings The second Lord Echo album sees Mike Fabulous (he of The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties, Fabulous/Arabia and so many other musical main events and sidesteps) reprising his sorcerer role, conjuring beautiful spells of music that surge and waft through jazz and dance ideals; one minute it’s disco-tinged, the […]
Leila Adu, Dark Joan (2009) I listen to Leila Adu because she’s great. And one of the main reasons she’s great – and therefore worth listening to – is because her songs are surprising. In fact her songs are surprises. You can’t predict the next line. So you get odd but brilliant phrases that stick out, […]