The first two albums of the Too Slow To Disco series reintroduced audiences to an abundance of sultry, smooth mood music made on the US West Coast (...)

You could apply Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hours-of- practice theory to Tim Hecker’s art of sound design. A 15-year run of releases has seen the C(...)

Kathleen Brien has assembled a heavyweight cast of collaborators for her third album, but there is no doubt about who’s in charge. Brien brings di(...)

Mayer Hawthorne has a schtick and it’s one he shows no sign of abandoning on his fourth album. Pop tunes ablaze with throwback soul and funk tri(...)

Stephen Wilkinson’s electronic craftsmanship has produced quite a river of sound over the years. Albums like Ambivalence Avenue, Mind Bokeh and (...)

It’s no surprise that Christopher Gallant’s delicate, distinctive, powerful falsetto is the shining star on his debut album. While previous rele(...)

There have been pointers before now that Brighton producer Leon Vynehall has smarts when it comes to forward-thinking house music. His 2014 coll(...)

It’s all about the stitching. John Kowalski and Rian Trench’s third album as Solar Bears continues the duo’s explorations with ambient and electro(...)

Before the landmark Donuts release copperfastened the narrative about James Yancey’s sounds and perspectives, the late, great Detroit producer had(...)

Neneh Cherry: “I still feel so unfinished, in a way, and that can really piss me off sometimes.” Photograph:  Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images

‘Hello, darling.” Neneh Cherry answers the phone to you like you’re her best friend. She is just in from the market and is a bit flustered and can I (...)