albums

Review: Nils Frahm’s Encores 2

In Anticipation of Nils Frahm’s performance at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall later this month, Logan’s Close’s Ollie Turbitt discusses Frahm’s latest EP, Encores 2, and how it pioneers excellence. Around 60 years on from its conception, ambient...

EP review: Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Take 5

Daughter to Jane Birkin and the late Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte Gainsbourg steps back from her acting career to deliver the dramatically seductive 5-track EP Take 5, a ghostly imitation of 2017’s Rest. In conversation with The Guardian Gainsbourg...

Interview: Sunflower Bean’s Julia Cumming

At the start of Sunflower Bean’s UK Tour The Student spoke to frontwoman Julia Cumming off the back of their sophomore album Twentytwo in Blue. Julia stresses that the difference between this record and 2016’s Human Ceremony lies in “find...

Album Review: Daniel Avery’s Diminuendo

One of the highlights of London techno producer Daniel Avery’s early 2018 album Songs for Alpha was the industrially-tinged ‘Diminuendo’, a hard-hitting track admittedly lost amongst the ambience Songs for Alpha sought to create. Evidently the...

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