Adriana Ciccone

I started playing keyboards in my teens, cutting my teeth on Italian folk songs, The Beatles and Elvis. I then discovered the world of experimental/instrumental music and haven’t looked back. In January of 2017, I started writing for Echoes and Dust.

Articles by Adriana Ciccone

Under the Influence with Rachel Grimes

 US composer and pianist Rachel Grimes is set to release a new album titled The Way Forth on November 1st via Temporary Residence Ltd. It is a folk opera and film based on “an experiential, non-linear journey following generations of Kentucky …

Under the Influence with Red Arms

(photo by Jess Baird)Red Arms are a four-piece band out of London, Ontario Canada. The band has been making noise pop / post-punk music since 2013 and on September 13th they released their first full-length album titled Critical State via Yeah Right! R …

Track Premiere: KYŌGEN – What do you think I am

KYŌGEN | Facebook Soundcloud MONK and KYŌGEN have teamed up and are releasing a split tape today specially commissioned for International Cassette Store Day 2019. The split is titled Why Do I Love You? and it is being released via Ramber …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Kaada – Farewell

Kaada | Twitter Facebook Website   In the spring of last year, Norwegian composer and multi-instrumentalist Kaada (John Erik Kaada) released the album Closing Statements via Mirakel Recordings. It’s an album that is “centr …

Under the Influence with Slowly (Charlie Berger)

Toronto based shoegaze artist Charlie Berger is your typical hardworking musician. He performs in several shoegaze inspired bands such as Soft Wounds, With Hidden Noise, Tonemirror, Lacquer and Slowly. He also runs a DIY label called Lossleader Records …

Under the Influence with An Orchestrated Impulse (+ Exclusive track premiere)

(Photo credit: An Orchestrated Impulse)Collaborations are so very cool, often bringing together people from different backgrounds and ideas and creating something extraordinary. This upcoming release by An Orchestrated Impulse is no exception. “An Orch …

Exclusive Album Stream: Yuko Araki – II

(Photo by Shoko Yoshida) Yuko Araki | Facebook Soundcloud Instagram   Japanese noise artist Yuko Araki (YobKiss, Kuunatic, Concierto de la Familia) is set to release her debut album titled II via boutique tape label Commando Va …

Under the Influence with Three Days from Retirement

Edinburgh post-rock band Three Days From Retirement are set to release their new album Empty Chinese Cities via Infinite Hive on November 22 via streaming platforms. It’s an album “inspired by love, death and a fascinating article about social migratio …

Exclusive Video Premiere: ba:zel/Alder & Ash – Pound of Fle$h

(Photo by Filip Prochazka)   ba:zel | Website Bandcamp             Alder & Ash | Bandcamp Website ba:zel is a Prague based electroacoustic duo made up of Ewelina Chiu (vocals, flute, keyboard, …

Video Premiere: The Cordial Sins – You Are a Weight

  Photo by Tiera Suggs of Tiera D Photo   The Cordial Sins | Website Facebook The Cordial Sins are a five-piece band based in Columbus, Ohio. On October 25th, the dream-pop/indie band will release a new EP titled In Memory via …

Under the Influence with Oliver Patrice Weder

Oliver Patrice Weder is a Swiss musician and composer who is now based between Amsterdam and London. On November 1st, he is set to release his debut album titled OPW via SA Recordings. Oliver explains that, “OPW is a collection of tracks from …

Under the Influence with Adriaan de Roover

(Photo by Naser Kianersi)Belgian producer Adriaan de Roover is set to release the debut album Leaves on October 11th (video of the full album, recorded at Antwerp’s Bourla Theater located just below). “Looking for a more simple, tranquil and focused wa …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Matthew Collings – Digital Ruins, Forgotten Future

(Photo by Nat Urazmetova) Matthew Collings | Website Facebook Scotland-based composer Matthew Collings is set to release his fourth solo album Uzonia on October 25th via Denovali. When asked about his concept and initial idea to write Uzonia, …

Under the Influence with MNGWA

(Photo by Pavel Boiko)MNGWA is an eight-piece Canadian Latin psych-rock band based in Vancouver. They take “…the spirit and groove of cumbia and integrate it with elements of psych-rock, hip hop, salsa and reggae.” In August they released their debut …

Album Premiere: Mnemotechnic – Blinkers

Photo by LoicLeCadre   Mnemotechnic | Website Facebook On October 11th, French noise rock band Mnemotechnic will release a new album titled Blinkers via À tant Rêver du Roi and Kerviniou Recordz. On this album, the band “digs d …

Under the Influence with Traps

TRAPS is a noise/math rock band from Thanet, UK. They are currently working on an EP titled The Fighter which, as the band states via their Bandcamp page, will “be out later this year (whichever year it maybe when you are reading this)”. I hope that me …

Under the Influence with Tristan Eckerson

I met, Ohio based pianist and composer, Tristan Eckerson back in October 2016. He was on tour and made a stop in the city I live in. One of the bands that opened for him was my band. I felt lucky to have been asked and lucky to have been there to exper …

Exclusive Video Premiere: REDWOLVES – Rigid Generation

  REDWOLVES | Bandcamp Website On March 15th of this year, Copenhagen based REDWOLVES released their debut album Future Becomes Past via Argonauta Records. “Moving between modern Rock n Roll, intelligent vocals, heavy grooves and fi …

Under the Influence with Billie Gale

Oakland based Billie Gale released their debut album Imprint on September 20th. The band is named after vocalist/songwriter Beth Garber’s late mother and the album “documents the mourning and healing processes Beth underwent after her mother’s sud …

Under the Influence with Fime

(Photo by Anna Bouchard)On October 11th, LA-based Fime will be releasing their debut EP titled Sprawl. The songs were recorded and produced by “Melina Duterte (Jay Som) at the bands’ LA house (which they share with Duterte)”. How cool is that? Very. Eq …

Under the Influence with Grey Mcmurray

Brooklyn based super-collaborator Grey Mcmurray has released his first solo album titled Stay Up on September 20th via figureight records. The album is described as “uniquely expressive, ranging from sweetly melodic passages, to huge open plains of cho …

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