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

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Earth Below – ABYDOS

  The Earth Below | Bandcamp Instagram   On April 10th, multi-instrumentalist The Earth Below (aka Deepak Raghu (Shepherd, Bevar Sea, Rat King)) will release a new album titled Nothing Works Vol 2: Hymns for Useless Gods via Un …

Video Premiere: Katie Blount – Dark Water

(Photo by Lynne Blount)   Katie Blount | Facebook Website   On January 31st, London-based singer-songwriter and folk artist Katie Blount released her debut album titled Dark Water. Today we have the pleasure of premiering a video fo …

POSTVORTA – Porrima

Writing and managing concept albums, let alone a trilogy of concept albums, is not an easy feat for any band to take on. POSTVORTA have stayed true to their concept, even with the passage/ravages of time.

Under The Influence with MIRI

I love covers. I love hearing a reinterpretation of a track. An ‘a-ha’ moment happens and I find it mindblowing when it is well done.  This is the case with, singer/songwriter and activist, MIRI’s latest release, her cover of an 80s staple and cla …

Interview: Nada Surf

On February 7th, New-York-based Nada Surf unleashed their heartwarming and uplifting new album titled Never Not Together. From the album title to the lyrics, the band captures the inner workings of life and how we live it. It’s the band’s ninth studio …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Mantra Love – Ben Dover

  Mantra Love | Spotify Facebook   On February 14th Houston-based new wave/post-punk duo Mantra Love will be releasing a new single titled ‘Ben Dover’. Today, we have the pleasure of premiering the track ahead of its debut tomorrow. The …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Slow Dawn – Tangerine

  Slow Dawn | Facebook Bandcamp   On March 12th Ottawa-based psych-punk band Slow Dawn are set to release their third album titled Experimental Farm. It will be their first album pressed on wax. The jackets for the record were hand- …

Under the Influence with Feed Me To The Waves

Feed Me To The Waves is a post-rock outfit from Västerås, Sweden which consists of Robert Holm, Tom Andersson, Christopher Cadei Stålhammar and Nicklas Sandström. Their debut album Intill was released on November 29th, 2019 via dunk!records. The album …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Baklavaa – Sugar Water

  Baklavaa | Bandcamp Facebook   Baltimore-based noise punks Baklavaa are set to release their third LP Sleep Running on February 28th. It will be released digitally, on cassette (Crass Lips Records) and on vinyl (2020 Records). “[A …

Under the Influence with Oiseaux-Tempête

(Photo by Grégoire Orio)   Paris-based Oiseaux-Tempête are set to release another album on February 14th via Sub Rosa / Differ-Ant titled TLAMESS (Sortilège) O​.​S​.​T. It is their first original soundtrack created for the feature film TLAMESS (So …

Under the Influence with Numb Mob

Numb Mob are an experimental, avant-garde duo from Kingston upon Hull, UK made up of Liam van Ryn and Joseph Bird. In November of last year, they released Where To Build In Stone via Foreign Entertainment. It is a soundtrack of sorts, inspired by the s …

Track Premiere: FLOCKS – Luna

  FLOCKS | Facebook Bandcamp     FLOCKS are a Cincinnati-based trio that create a blend of jazz-influenced post-rock and electronic music. The band is made up of Tom Buckley (Drums), Stephen Patota (Guitar/Bass) and Josh Jessen …

Track Premiere: Camel Power Club – Gizmo

(Photo by Yoris)   Camel Power Club | Facebook Bandcamp   Today, French producer and member of the French Indie Electronic scene, Camel Power Club releases a new single ‘Gizmo’ taken from an upcoming EP planned for March and we have …

Under the Influence with The Bloody Mallard

London-based heavy psych/prog artist The Bloody Mallard is the project of guitarist, Tom Walding. As you may remember, in late January we premiered his track ‘Subject To Entropy’ taken from his upcoming album titled Realm, a self-release via Onslaught …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Yvonne McDonnell – Keep Me Pure

  Yvonne McDonnell | Facebook Spotify   East London-based singer-songwriter Yvonne McDonnell is set to release a new single, ‘Keep Me Pure’, on February 7th. Today we have the pleasure of premiering it ahead of its release. Yvonne c …

Under the Influence with WIVES

(Photo credit: Rachel Cabitt)I’m totally late with sharing several Under the Influence (UTI) pieces. My life went off the rails at the beginning of December and I’ve been playing catch up ever since. One of those UTI pieces was by/for WIVES, a Queens, …

Under the Influence with Christopher Sky

LA-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Christopher Sky (Let’s Drive to Alaska) will be releasing a new LP titled What It Is, It Isn’t on March 13th via Aagoo Records. The album was written during a time of change and loss in Sky’s life a …

Video Premiere: Masks – Our Weekend Starts Tomorrow

  Masks | Facebook Bandcamp   On January 24th, New Zealand-based artist, Masks, made their debut with a two-track release via Buzzhowl Records. Today we are excited to premiere a video made for their debut single ‘Our Weekend Starts …

Under the Influence with The Keep

In early December of last year, Gothenburg-based drone solo-artist The Keep (aka Oliver Knowles) released his debut EP titled Primer via Houndstooth. He combines “his Indonesian heritage with a love for drones” and the result is quite inspiring an …

Video Premiere: Penniless Cove – Silence Sits Like A Boom

    Penniless Cove | Facebook Twitter   London-based songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Penniless Cove (aka Phoebe) is set to release a new album titled Onion Peel on February 21st. Today we premiere a video for the …

Exclusive Album Stream: Christophe Clébard – SSS

(Photo by Laurent Orseau)   Christophe Clébard | Facebook Bandcamp   On February 4th, synth-punk artist Christophe Clébard will be releasing his final album titled SSS via a collaborative effort with Italian boutique tape label, Com …

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