OSMR: Yair Etziony – We Were Here Before, We Will Be Here After

The album’s notes features a key observation from Yair Etziony about Berlin neighbourhoods being like villages, each with an identity dependent on local personalities, businesses and more – it is an idea many of us who live in cities around the world can relate to, and that all of us who care about something other … Continue reading OSMR: Yair Etziony – We Were Here Before, We Will Be Here After

OSMR: Urban Eden – Building Gardens From Concrete

It’s probably not fair to turn a one-sentence review into a love letter to a record label, but this is just one more in a long line of fascinating Midira Records releases – Liz Helman and Dominic Hemy have produced a sound art debut very much in keeping with their label’s impressive catalogue.  Kevin Press One-sentence music reviews … Continue reading OSMR: Urban Eden – Building Gardens From Concrete

OSMR: Tatsuya Nakatani & Rhonda Taylor – City of Rocks

Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and saxophonist Rhonda Taylor describe their new recording as a tribute to the American Southwest; it could just as easy be marketed as an ode to lower Manhattan or a forgotten rustbelt town – regardless, it is a beautifully American avant-garde recording that is a thrill to hear.  Kevin Press One-sentence music … Continue reading OSMR: Tatsuya Nakatani & Rhonda Taylor – City of Rocks

OSMR: Reid Willis – 3D Reworks 002

This series (which also features an extraordinary Max Cooper release) employs the binaural recording technique, which tricks the brain into perceiving a three-dimensional experience: get the best headphones you have and prepare to be transported.  Kevin Press One-sentence music reviews (OSMR) are designed to spread the word about as many new releases as possible during … Continue reading OSMR: Reid Willis – 3D Reworks 002

OSMR: Julian Shore – Where We Started

A precisely executed, wonderfully crafted jazz recording with too many reference points to detail in this small space – the album successfully examines our relationships with one another and with music. Kevin Press One-sentence music reviews (OSMR) are designed to spread the word about as many new releases as possible during the COVID-19 crisis.