Nottingham’s Tom Walton comes from a musical family, and grew up listening to his father’s 90s house and trance music on car journeys, as well as the grade 8 jazz piano standards his brother played. It was a short step for him to make his own music, and ‘Sonic Limbo’ is the latest album from the electronic music artist. The release, which came out on February 12, has already seen coverage by BBC Introducing.
Released on January 1, ‘Cuts and Bruises’ is the debut album from Siimon, who has honed his skills over the years fronting Coldplay tribute band, Coolplay. The album has its roots in lockdown, with Siimon using his time to write and record, as well as demos of songs written at songwriting workshops in the past.
I’m a self confessed lover of soundtrack music. The first vinyl I ever bought was the soundtrack from ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ and ‘For A Few Dollars More’ by Ennio Morricone. That led to ‘Great Western Film Themes Collection’, and ‘ The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’, and I was hooked. These days I have over 150 soundtracks on vinyl and a majority of these are Morricone. So, when I got the chance to chat with Sacha Puttnam: classical musician, soundtrack composer and rock keyboard playing son of legendary movie producer Lord David Puttnam, it’s hard to underestimate my excitement. Add to that the fact that he is just about to release a stunning collection of reimagined soundtrack music from some of his father’s greatest films, which unsurprisingly number among some of the greatest films ever, and you may still underestimate.
James Freeman-Turner’s nom de plume, Hēran Soun, comes with an interesting story. The artist was born with severe hearing loss, which became total loss over time. Freeman-Turner had a number of operations, as well as many years of speech therapy, and managed to regain both his hearing and his voice. The result has been an obsession with music, and a unique perspective on sound.
Robert Plant will mark the eagerly awaited third season of his hugely popular podcast, ‘Digging Deep with Robert Plant’, with the release of a career-spanning new 2-CD set ‘Digging Deep’. The limited edition collection – also available for streaming and digital download – gathers 30 extraordinary songs spanning four decades, including three previously unreleased new tracks. ‘Digging Deep’ will be available worldwide via Plant’s own Es Paranza label on Friday, October 2nd.