Poppy Ackroyd: Resolve (CD Review)

Poppy Ackroyd Resolve One Little Indian CD/DL   Brighton-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Poppy Ackroyd has released her fourth album, Resolve, on One Little Indian. Like her previous work, ambient neoclassical instrumentals reign here. Ackroyd’s violin, piano, and synths are abetted by percussionist Manu Delago, wind player Mike Lesirge, and cellist Jo Quail. Together they createContinue reading “Poppy Ackroyd: Resolve (CD Review)”

Best Pop Recording of 2017: Björk – Utopia

Utopia Björk One Little Indian   Björk’s latest album is her longest (clocking in at 72 minutes) and her most daring yet. On past recordings, cadres of female musicians with fierce chops held sway – employing French horns and strings. This time out, a dozen Icelandic flutists are the ensemble of choice. Alongside them isContinue reading “Best Pop Recording of 2017: Björk – Utopia”