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 Track Premiere: Thunderstars – Ride

  ThunderStars | Bandcamp Facebook On January 10th, Austin based shoegaze/dreampop band ThunderStars will be starting the New Year off right with their debut album Number Stations via Mariel Recording Company. The three-piece formed in the fa …

Exclusive UK/EU Album Stream: Nous – Nous II

(Photo credit: Emilia Sauaia)   NOUS | Website Bandcamp   Tomorrow New York-based experimental project NOUS will be releasing a new album titled NOUS II via Our Silent Canvas. If you don’t already know, “Nous is an experimental musi …

Under the Influence with The Phantom Broadcast

(Photo Credit: Morgan Paije) The Phantom Broadcast is an experimental rock band based in Chicago. The band released the EP titled Antiquities Vol II on Nov 1st and it follows Antiquities (Vol I), which was released in April of this year. Both EPs …

Under the Influence with Perrache

 In late September, Stuttgart ambient/electronic artist Perrache (a.k.a. Joachim Henn (Frood Of The Loop, e jugend) released his solo album Barriere in movimento via Polytechnic Youth. This four track album contains one track under three minutes a …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Dujat – With Him

  Dujat | Instagram Bandcamp Facebook On December 6th, sound artist and producer Dujat will release a five-track EP titled Gongan via First Light Records. Dujat was born in France, raised in China and is now based in Manchester. He …

Under The Influence with Ai fen

(Photo Credit : Natalia Kuznetsova)For this Under the Influence piece, we caught up with the artist Ai fen. You might recognize Ai fen from the Czech witch-pop duo ba:zel. Ai fen is her solo project and she recently released a track titled ‘As I Though …

Exclusive Video Premiere: BBF – Time

  BBF | Facebook Instagram Straight out of the Alps of Northern Italy, stoner, psychedelic and acid funk power trio, BBF, is set to release their second studio album, titled Outside the Noise, on December 6th 2019 with Argonauta Rec …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Ryoki Center – Enthused

  Ryoki Center | Facebook Instagram Ryoki Center are a three-piece noise rock band from Nashville, TN made up of Sam Mattingly (vox, guitar), Richie Townsend (drummer) and Kristian Garrett (bass). On January 10, 2020, the band is set to …

Exclusive album stream: Bruecken – Schall Und Raum

  BRUECKEN | Bandcamp Facebook   BRUECKEN are a five-piece instrumental post-rock band from Oldenburg (Germany). On December 13th, the band is set to release their first full-length album via Moment of Collapse Records. The album is titl …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Gus Ring – Will I Be Alone For The Rest Of My Life?

  Gus Ring | Website Facebook    Awaiting Gus Ring’s new album For Us Lonely Souls set to be released February 28th, 2020 through Kick The Flame, the Swedish dark-pop songwriter now gives us an exclusive insight into his live p …

Under the Influence with People Club

People Club are a Berlin-based quintet that deliver soul-filled music with funk-filled basslines. Each of the band members moved to Berlin at different times in 2017 and after having answered an online ad, the five met and the rest is history. On Novem …

MONO 20-Year Anniversary World Tour with Bell Witch – The 27 Club, Ottawa

While they were playing, I couldn’t help to think about the fact that they have been together for 20 years. Touring, writing and recording emotive music for 20 years! It’s incredible and incredibly beautiful when you think about it. It was an emotional night.

Under the Influence with Fea

When I heard the track ‘Itch’ I thought, shit, this is an anthem for all bands out there. Succinct in every way. Who is the band behind this great track? The band is called Fea, a San Antonio based quartet who have been described as a “trailblazing tri …

Under the Influence with Deliluh

Toronto based art-punk quartet Deliluh recently released their second album titled Beneath The Floors on November 15th via Tin Angel Records (Telephone Explosion Records in US/CA). “Recorded in the same veterans hall 5 months prior to its sibling recor …

Under the Influence with Hanging Valleys

(Photo Credit: Max Stanley) London based ambient-indie band Hanging Valleys are set to release a new EP titled Behind The Backs of Houses via PYL Records (Mexico City) in February of 2020. If you don’t already know, the band is made up of Thom Byl …

Under the Influence with A Headless Horse

(Photo Credit: Mara West) Leeds based quartet A Headless Horse formed in late 2018 by former members of Envoys, Laboratory Noise and Big Love. The band is made up of Stephen Creek (guitar, vocals), Kerry Ramsay (keys, vocals), Richard Canning (bas …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Purple Heart Parade – Petrichor

  Purple Heart Parade | Facebook Twitter  Manchester’s Purple Heart Parade are set to release their third EP on January 10th through premiere post-rock ambassadors Club AC30. The EP is titled Desolation Angel and it is made up …

Under the Influence with Michael A. Muller

On October 25th Balmorhea’s co-founder, Michael A. Muller, released his solo debut album titled, Lower River, via Beacon Sound & 1631 Recordings. From beginning to end, this eight-track album brings you on a sonic journey through vast soundscapes a …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Waelder – Loss

(Photo credit: Frank Rottmann)   Waelder | Facebook Bandcamp Website Inspiring, creative and emotive. This is how I describe the newly released video by Viennese noise/ambient/electronic artists Waelder. The track is titled ‘Loss’ a …

Exclusive Video Premiere: When Waves Collide – Omen (Live @Supersonic Paris 2019)

  When Waves Collide | Bandcamp Facebook Instagram About a week ago we caught up with Paris based post-rock quartet When Waves Collide and discussed their new release and their influences via an Under the Influence piece. Today the band releases a …

Under the Influence with Russian Baths

(Photo credit: A.F. Cortés)Brooklyn-based Russian Baths released their debut album Deepfake on November 8th via Good Eye Records. Noise and fuzz meet moments of quiet on this spectacular ten-track album. The album was recorded/put together over a two y …

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