Daran's Interview
– Hello Daran. I’ve just learnt you’re releasing a live album. Watching you on stage gives the feeling that a live album was the obvious. So why only now, after a more-than-25-year career? – I’ve never been very for the live albums, because I think they lack essential data, which are the image.
I Am Stramgram
His stage name is a Franglais pun. This simple thing means a lot. The album name is English, but almost French, except a U. (Well, just like 'vehicle'.) While just reading his biog, I thought I would like him. Listening to the album largely confirmed it. With the two first pieces, excellent and
Gaël Faure
Gaël Faure has the grace. You don’t know why, but does it matter? He’s got it, that’s all. You can see it, you can feel it. And of course you can hear it. His previous album, De Silences en Bascules , acoustic and homogeneous, had left me dissatisfied, and I hadn’t managed to go beyond the
Bror Gunnar Jansson - And the Great Unknown, Part II
Natural blues. If while listening to him you imagine an old stunted American bluesman with Morgan Freeman’s or Gil Scott-Heron’s face – and even if George Ezra’s voice already played you the trick – forget! Bror Gunnar Jansson is (as his name suggests) a 31-year-old Swedish giant who fell into
Agnes Obel
Citizen of Glass
Here is a record which is going to reconcile me with my mother. Not that I am angry with her, but it should be noted that we have quite few common musical tastes. So forget your usual musical tastes for a while, be they common or not, and embark for an enchanting journey. Out of time, out of