Jordan Rudess & Steve Horelick – ‘Intersonic’ (Album Review)

Jordan Rudess Intersonic Album Review

Few people are pushing the keyboard’s boundaries as relentlessly as Jordan Rudess. Rudess’s willingness to experiment with all manner of digital gizmos from the Roli Seaboard to his own range of synth apps is well documented. On Intersonic, renowned synthesist and composer Steve Horelick joins Jordan Rudess for a largely improvised voyage past the boundaries of what was once thought impossible Read more…

Posted on 12 November 2017

Skye Edwards – ‘In A Low Light’ [Review]

Skye Edwards - In A Low Light

Imagine lying on a wide, warm waterbed, quietly letting go of the world. Literally lying In A Low Light. First tracks Give In and Here Is What Is, fuelled by soft synths and Skye Edwards’ sparse vocal, provide precisely this feeling.

Sometimes, you need a quality detox from the chaos of modern life – and once it’s over, you’ll want to get moving again. Slinky and seductive single Said And Done provides all you need, as does Read more…

Posted on 06 November 2015

Giacomo Pope – ‘Newness’ [Review]

Giacomo Pope

This seems to be the weekend for experimental electronica on TMMP. This time out, long-time favourite Giacomo Pope returns with some literally-titled Newness – a five-minute slice of ultra-chilled and wordless vibes complete with detailed layers and trademark synthesised warmth.

Giacomo Pope’s ability to make machine music breathe is a true talent. The perfect antidote to a long, stressful week. Read more…

Posted on 18 October 2015

DNKL – ‘Otherside’ [Review]


Strutting urbanized beats. Smoothly flowing synth melodies. Spacious and epic vibes. Sparsely and perfectly placed vocals. Music tailor-made for long city walks, laser-lit clubs, and bouncing beach parties on idyllic islands.

Sound like your thing?

Then Read more…

Posted on 15 September 2015

Agent Fresco – ‘Destrier’ [Review]

Agent Fresco

There’s more to pain than just pain itself. Extended periods of serious suffering are not always stable and uniform; the experience can contain many subtle emotional shades. There may be periods of calm, relief, joy, and hope mixed in amongst the darkest of dark moments – and Destrier demonstrates this fact in musical form.

Fuelled by the brutal beating of vocalist Arnór Dan Arnarson at the hands of two strangers, and sharing its name with Read more…

Posted on 17 August 2015

Samoans [Interview]


As a lifelong Deftones fanatic, any band willing to incorporate even the tiniest hint of said legends’ sound into their own noise is more than welcome in my earholes. Samoans do what all the best bands do with their influences: chuck them all into a metaphorical blender along with some extra-special spice, shred the lot to hell, and see what comes out when it’s tipped upside-down. TMMP talked to Samoans guitarist Oli about his band’s upcoming set at 2000 Trees Festival, and much more…

You’re due to play 2000 Trees this year. How’re you feeling about it?

Pretty excited really. We did ArcTanGent festival last year which was great, so hoping for a similar vibe. Loads of bands we absolutely love are playing. I missed the Mclusky shows last year, so I’m looking forward to that.

What can the curious expect from your set?

Loud bits, quiet bits, and occasionally bits that are somewhere between loud and quiet. We’ll be playing songs from our debut album Rescue, which we released a year ago. We might drop in a couple of new ones for good measure.

What’s your band’s origin story?

Dan and Calvin met at a birthday party. I don’t know the details but it probably involved a dispute over pass the parcel. They played overly complicated tap-happy music for a few years with a number of different drummers until Read more…

Posted on 30 June 2015

Giacomo Pope – ‘Skin’ [Review]

giacomo pope skinGiacomo Pope is a musical chameleon. As an axe-handler for Chronographs, this guy made a name for himself through hyperkinetic tech-metal and (in 2014) complex yet catchy math-rock. Now that Chronographs have been put (hopefully temporarily) on hold following the amicable departure of vocalist Jon Sinfield, Pope has Read more…

Posted on 21 March 2015

Princess Slayer – ‘Passion Alley’ [Re-Review]

princess slayer passion alleyLast week, I expressed a few reservations about this track. As predicted, they’re all gone now. Passion Alley is officially cemented in my mind as a Read more…

Posted on 10 March 2015

Princess Slayer – ‘Passion Alley’ [Review]

princess slayer passion alleyAlthough I’m a big Princess Slayer fan, and I’m used to instantly loving everything they come out with, this track will take a while to grow on me. Passion Alley has been a PS live set mainstay since I first came across these guys – and this latest on-record version is a lot more  Read more…

Posted on 07 March 2015

Man Without Country / Princess Slayer / Tusks [Live Review – The Boileroom, Guildford, 1/3/2015]

man without countryThis show may have been a hard sell for a Sunday, but a sizeable portion of local music fans still made it down to the Boileroom for this show. Earlycomers were treated to Tusks (aka Emily Underhill), a recent discovery who is fast becoming Read more…

Posted on 03 March 2015

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