Following on from the latest album The Road Part 1, James Lavelle brings UNKLE to the stage of Camden’s Koko on September 26th 2017, with the show being recorded by Live Here Now for release as On The Road: Koko. Available on limited edition CD and Vinyl, alongside a selection of limited edition merchandise, the show features guest signers Fran Lobo, Callum, Elliot Power, Dorian Lutz an ESKA who featured on The Road part 1.
The combined efforts of ambient masters Steve Roach and Erik Wøllo have created an extraordinary cerebral flow of ambient music that is at once adrenaline pumping, yet mesmerizing. Following their collaboration Stream of Thoughts (2009) Roach and Wøllo reunite to travel The Road Eternal: an electronic/ambient path filled with passion and beauty. Six engaging and expansive rhythmic sequencer-based tracks intersperse with ambient zones and soaring electric guitar textures highlighting sparse, arching thematic lines…
Composer John Adams' album Road Movies contains five pieces that Adams' considers "travel music, (…) passing through harmonic and textural regions as one would pass through on a car trip." Indeed, during Leila Josefowicz's spirited and appropriately brusque reading of the "40% Swing" movement from the title work, one hears what sounds like a passing auto in the left channel. Is it mere coincidence or the album concept channeling onto the master tape?
Pack your bags, let's travel back in time; 30 years, to the good old times of Hard Rock. With "One More For The Road" THE NEW ROSES manage to take this leap in time with absolute serenity. They outclass the bulk of the erstwhile top of the scene! With phenomenal hearty hymns like the first single "Every Wild Heart", "Forever Never Comes" or the second single for the track "Life Aint Easy (For A Boy With Long Hair)“, these guys from Wiesbaden share a feeling of stepping into endless freedom. It's nothing more than overwhelming how shattering their riff tornados rip through the body. Singer Timmy Rough churns out the power of David Lee Roth while his instrumental forces deliver the distinct and raw rock'n'roll of Guns N' Roses next to the tightness of AC/DC.
The day may come when the well runs dry, but that day is not upon us. The fourth installment of Sonny Rollins' Road Shows series has arrived, bringing more beauties from the archives to light while bearing out that the genius of the Saxophone Colossus is best demonstrated on the stage. That's where the magic has always happened for him, and that's why these offerings have been so well-received. The first three volumes are already considered to be indispensable items in the storied Rollins canon, and this one stands to join them.