A Year in 52 Albums – no.28: Avocet – Bert Jansch

From an album of Bach Motets, to one evoking the cold war ‘Race for Space’ and then a folk meditation on British water birds; the schedule is certainly throwing up some interesting companion pieces… Bert Jansch’s album came out a few months before I was born, which is a period I now associate with very … Continue reading A Year in 52 Albums – no.28: Avocet – Bert Jansch

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A Year in 52 Albums – no. 27: The Race For Space – Public Service Broadcasting

I’ve no idea how I heard of Public Service Broadcasting. I may well have just come across them in a search for something new to listen to – and their name would certainly have interested me. But it was a bit of an unexpected change of pace, having come to this from Bach Motets… The … Continue reading A Year in 52 Albums – no. 27: The Race For Space – Public Service Broadcasting

A Year in 52 Albums – No.26: Bach Motets – Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner

How to write about an album like this without being able to see the technical insights each performance might bring, or subtle changes in vocal tone between this recording and another?  That's a question that bugged me all week while listening to this. And I suppose the answer is that I shouldn't bother. I don't … Continue reading A Year in 52 Albums – No.26: Bach Motets – Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner