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Slowly Rolling Camera: Juniper

Read "Juniper" reviewed by Roger Farbey

It would be just too facile to contend that the music produced by Slowly Rolling Camera is in the same ball park as, say, Air, Massive Attack or Groove Armada. For while it's partially true to assign the trip hop epithet to SRC, that shorthand does this trio (comprising, Dave Stapleton, Deri Roberts and Elliot Bennett) ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Slowly Rolling Camera: Juniper

Read "Juniper" reviewed by Geno Thackara

If Slowly Rolling Camera isn't already working on a film score or two, then some director somewhere is really missing out. The Welsh outfit occupies a beautifully lush spot in the music world at the intersection of jazz, trip-hop and soul-soothing electronica. It's sweeping yet intimate stuff, vivid and emotional on a widescreen scale in hi-def. ...

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Stuart McCallum & Mike Walker: The Space Between

Read "The Space Between" reviewed by Vic Albani

Già piuttosto impegnati con le rispettive formazioni in cui militano attualmente (l'uno con Cinematic Orchestra e Slowly Rolling Camera, l'altro con Impossible Gentlemen e Printmakers), i “due di Manchester" ci riprovano e un paio di anni dopo il precedente Beholden, ripropongono un nuovo CD chitarristico. Parliamo di Stuart McCallum e Mike Walker, amici di vecchia data ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Stuart McCallum & Mike Walker: The Space Between

Read "The Space Between" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The Space Between is the follow-up album to this intriguing guitar duo's first album from 2014, Beholden. Both of these British guitarists, long-time friends hailing from the North West of England (the Greater Manchester area to be precise) probably need no introduction since they've been making waves on the jazz scene and beyond for years.

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Stuart McCallum: City

Read "Stuart McCallum: City" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Much of what passes for progressive radio programming, whether that be traditional live to air or internet stations, has been pushed into genre ghettos in recent times--where a record can be enormous within a particular scene but invisible to 99.9% of the world at large. Even in Europe, where the genre constrained formats common in the ...

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Slowly Rolling Camera: Into the Shadow

Read "Into the Shadow" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Con Into the Shadow, il progetto denominato Slowly Rolling Camera mette ulteriormente a fuoco l'idea musicale che aveva piacevolmente sorpreso nell'omonimo album di debutto. Quegli undici brani spaziavano a trecentosessanta gradi nell'ambito di una musica d'atmosfera contaminata con il soul, l'elettronica, il jazz, il trip hop, l'ambient. In questo EP -quattro brani per un totale di ...

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Stuart McCallum: Distilled Live

Read "Distilled Live" reviewed by Chris May

Emerging from the interzone inhabited by post-Pat Metheny guitar jazz, electronica, minimalism and ambient, Manchester guitarist Stuart McCallum's music combines the lush, the layered and the looped with real-time emotional engagement and vigor. Made with a large ensemble including acoustic string and woodwind sections alongside the electronica, Distilled Live sounds rather like an orchestrated version of ...

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Stuart McCallum: Distilled

Read "Distilled" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Distilled is a beautifully atmospheric recording, the third album from Stuart McCallum, best known for his work with the Cinematic Orchestra. The Manchester-based guitarist/composer knows how to combine established and contemporary sounds, making them into music that is never less than fascinating and, at its best, a thing of breathtaking beauty.

Much of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Phil Meadows' Standard: Leeds, UK, April 24, 2010

Read "Phil Meadows' Standard: Leeds, UK, April 24, 2010" reviewed by Alex J Watson

Phil Meadows' Standard
Toast Bar
Leeds, UK
April 24, 2010

Saxophonist Phil Meadows is a rising star of the UK jazz scene. Benchmark performances such as his appearance at Manchester Jazz festival last year, along with various accolades, including winner of LIMA Bands Competition 2008, have helped kick start the career of the young Chethams ...