German band Frequency Drift has been around in one form or another ever since 2006, and launched their career as recording artists with the CD "Personal Effects I" in 2008. Since then the band has been releasing new material on a regular basis, with seven studio albums to their name at the time of writing. "Last" was issued by the German label Gentle Art of Music in 2016. The rich, atmospheric music as always. On this occasion perhaps a bit more uniform in sound and style than on at least some of the previous excursions by the band, but still undeniably made in a manner rather particular to this band. If cinematic progressive rock verging on metal on a few occasions sounds like music you might enjoy, and you find the moods conjured by '70s Pink Floyd to be generally appealing, this is a CD you might find appealing as well.
In 2014 Deutsche Grammophon celebrated the 20th anniversary of its flagship series, The Originals, with a limited edition collection featuring some of the labels greatest albums.
This second volume concludes the labels survey of its iconic series by presenting more legendary analogue albums. Including key recordings such as Beethovens Late Sonatas with Pollini, Berliozs Symphonie Fantastique with Markevitch, Brahmss Hungarian Dances with Karajan, Dvoraks New World with Fricsay, Chopin Preludes with Argerich, Respighis Fontane & Pini di Roma with Karajan, Schuberts Great C major Symphony with Furtwängler, the Schumann Piano Concerto with Richter and Dichterliebe with Wunderlich, Stravinsky with Boulez, Verdi Choruses with Abbado and many more.
Blues singer/guitarist Colin is one of several excellent Canadian blues artists, this is his 18th. album release and he has been playing the blues since he was a teenager in the 1980s. And quite frankly it shows, this album sees him saluting his blues heroes, from Freddie King to Howlin' Wolf, from Robert Johnson to British blues guitarist Peter Green, with Colin and the band effortlessly going through a number of styles and sounds paying tribute to these artists but putting their own spin on things rather than doing straight copies. The band is drummer Geoff Hicks, Steve Pelletier on bass, Jesse O’Brien on keyboards and Craig Northey on 2nd. guitar and the album was recorded in just 2 days in Vancouver.