CD Reviews

Angharad Davies – Six Studies

October 7, 2014

CD Confront Recordings I’m not a big fan of the metal tin with a sticker on and vinyl-like CDr series of Confront releases. While I appreciate the flexibility they provide, and the way they allow the label to get releases out quickly and with little expense, I just don’t like the way they look and […]

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CD Reviews

Cremaster & Angharad Davies – Pluie Fine

February 20, 2013

CD Potlatch Less fine rain, more of a seething stormy cauldron. Pluie Fine is a release three years in the making, the result of recordings swapped backward and forward between Cremaster, who are Barcelona based omni-musicians Alfredo Costa Monteiro and Ferran Fages and London based violinist Angharad Davies. Judging by the limited liner notes, it […]

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Concert Reviews

Variable Formations. Café Oto, February 16th 2013

February 18, 2013

I guess it was always inevitable that Saturday night’s concert at Café Oto would produce exceptionally beautiful music. The six musicians that curator Simon Reynell brought together were each skilled performers whose normal areas of activity showed considerable overlap. The plan was for established sub-groups and solos to present their work in the first half […]

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Concert Reviews

Monday 7th December

December 7, 2009

Going into Sunday evening’s duo concert by Taku Unami and Angharad Davies I knew there would be empty cardboard boxes involved, as I had heard reports of their almost soundless use in Unami’s recent Tokyo performances, but other than this just about anything was possible. What we actually got was some way from anything I […]

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CD Reviews

Thursday 16th July

July 17, 2009

It took me all day to listen properly to Decentred again. I did as I said I would last night and put it on to listen to in bed, but of course I promptly fell asleep just minutes into the first track. I’ve listened carefully a few times today now though, and as I type […]

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Concert Reviews

Home from the Emerald Isle

July 6, 2007

So I got home yesterday after a great few days in Dublin, my third trip there in five months. Only the one gig to go and see on this trip, a quartet of Angharad Davies, David Lacey, Lee Patterson and Paul Vogel, but more than anything I went for the break and good company, spending […]

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