john-lewis

Article image
The 10 best contemporary albums of 2021
The year’s best experiments ranged from Blank Gloss’s ambient Americana to Space Afrika’s manipulated Manchester field recordings and Floating Points’ extraordinary electronic masterpiece

John Lewis

22, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

Article image
Bex Burch and Leafcutter John: Boing! review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
Ghanaian gyil melds with space-age electronics for a spluttering, time-warping and thoroughly compelling collaboration

John Lewis

22, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

Article image
Maurice Louca: Saet El-Hazz review – transcendent beauty in an unholy racket
The Egyptian guitarist teams up with an extraordinary Lebanese trio for a colourful tangle of sounds resembling a steampunk synth band

John Lewis

24, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

Article image
Bendik Giske: Cracks review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
The Norwegian musician mics the whole studio, influenced by everything from techno to queer theory, on his hypnotic second album

John Lewis

27, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

Article image
Beatriz Ferreyra: Canto+ review – painterly daubs of found sound
Splicing and manipulating speech, urban noise and more, this collection shows how strangely beautiful the 84-year-old Argentinian composer’s musique concrète can be

John Lewis

30, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

Article image
Blank Gloss: Melt review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
The Sacramento duo have moved towards the ruminative on their debut album, the latest in a developing, diverting genre

John Lewis

02, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

Article image
Ìxtahuele: Eden Ahbez’s Dharmaland review – striking take on an extraordinary songwriter
The Swedish band interpret newly discovered sheet music from the Nature Boy composer with hip jazz, Disney-ish ditties and Afro-Cuban ballads

John Lewis

04, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

Article image
Angrusori: Live at Tou review – Romany songs of birth, death and black comedy
Using tango, flamenco, junkyard jazz and more, the pan-European group turn stories of migration, pain and persecution into something transcendent

John Lewis

07, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

Article image
Nik Bärtsch: Entendre review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
The European jazz star’s austerely named compositions can be hard work – but reworking them for solo piano frees them up

John Lewis

09, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

Article image
Gazelle Twin & NYX: Deep England review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
A dramatic reworking of Gazelle Twin’s techno-folk Pastoral album with the NYX choir adds layers of hair-raising chills

John Lewis

12, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

Article image
Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears in Sunlight review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
Strom’s first album in 30 years – and last, following her death in December – is a quiet riot of digitally manipulated drones and noise

John Lewis

12, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

Article image
Yvette Janine Jackson: Freedom review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
The composer’s two new works, exploring slavery and homophobia, are like immersive non-visual films

John Lewis

15, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

1 / 24 pages