Live Review: The Japanese House thrill their audience at The Caves

Standing in the queue waiting for The Caves to open, it’s easy to get the feeling that The Japanese House is on a steady trajectory towards becoming a household name. Snaking round the venue is a buzzing chain of fans, and their murmur reveals fervent praise for the new album Good at Falling alongside obsessions […]

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Live Review: Nihls Frahm humanises electronic music at Usher Hall

Before Nils Frahm takes to the Usher Hall stage, it’s obvious that this isn’t going to be a conventional piano recital. Dominating the space is a staggering assembly of synths, organs, pianos, drum machines, loopers and tape delays, all lying in wait under the modest arch of lights above. The diversity of the crowd is […]

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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 music has retained prowess in underground circles through a constant cycle of reinvention and innovation. Today, as Bandcamp accounts […]