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 Something Leather

Brighton three-piece, Something Leather, “specialise in uniquely dark, trippy alternative rock….With a unique brand of dark pop led by the sound of their beloved 70’s Phillips organ, which is fixed up with old parts of singer Phillie’s grandmother’s …

Under the Influence with Febria

Today, South Wales outfit, Febria (‘FEBB-ree-uh’), released their first studio album titled Longing. Previous to this release, the band have released 4 EPs and a live album. Due to the band’s broad influences it’s quite impossible to pigeonhole the ban …

Under the Influence with Mappe Of

On November 1st, Toronto-based Avant-folk artist, Mappe Of – the moniker for Tom Meikle – released a beautiful album titled The Isle of Ailynn via Paper Bag Records. “Recorded at Bathouse Studio, Ontario (operated by the Canadian band, T …

Under the Influence with Harmless

(Photo by Olivia Joy)Nacho Cano was born in Mexico City, and immigrated to the US at the age of 10. He now lives in LA, “where he makes moving, soulful pop à la Blood Orange under the moniker Harmless.”Two years ago, just as his musical career was taki …

Exclusive Album Stream: Whistling Arrow

Whistling Arrow | Bandcamp In September, we premiered the track ‘Forking Paths’ from Whistling Arrow’s self-titled debut LP. Today we have the pleasure of streaming the album in its entirety, ahead of its release on November 22nd via God Unknown R …

Track Premiere: Cody Noon – Centigrade Refrigeration

Cody Noon | Bandcamp Facebook Reading-based Cody Noon are an instrumental duo made up of Charlie Butler and Haydn Antoniw. “They sit at the crossroads of emo, slowcore, classic quiet/LOUD post-rock and atmospheric electronic music.” On Novemb …

Under the Influence with When Waves Collide

On October 15th, Paris based post-rock quartet When Waves Collide, released their debut EP titled EP I. The band is made up of Adrien Deurveilher (guitar) , Romain Fortané (guitar), Andrea Gallo (drums) and Timothée Valentini (bass). Adrien first start …

Under the Influence with Black Marble

(Photo by Ashley Leahy) On October 25th, LA-based synth-pop artist Black Marble (Chris Stewart) released his third album titled Bigger Than Life via Sacred Bones Records. After a cross country move from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, he wrote …

Under the Influence with Lisa Bella Donna

At the time I started corresponding with multi-instrumentalist, composer, modular synthesist, and clinician Lisa Bella Donna, she was preparing for the release of the album Destinations. That album was released on October 1st. Since that time she has r …

Under the Influence with Petbrick

(Photo by Nick Pancorvo) On October 25th, Petbrick released their debut album I via Rocket Recordings/Closed Casket Activities. The album is made up of ten tracks and on a few of those tracks, you’ll find guest vocals provided by Dylan Walker (Ful …

Under the Influence with Jon Meyer

On October 23rd, Dallas based composer and director Jon Meyer released the album titled Paper Trail. It is a “9 song modern classical/cinematic music and film project from Jon Meyer. The 4 part film series tells the story of a lost boy and the family t …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Hollow Ship – We Were Kings

  Hollow Ship | Facebook Instagram Bandcamp Gothenburg quintet Hollow Ship, are set to release a 7 inch titled We Were Kings on December 6th via Punk Slime Recordings. “Melding the analogue ‘60s with modern sounds, Hollow Ship’s uni …

Under the Influence with Velf

(Photo by Roxolana Krywonos and Sae Heum Han) On October 25th, sound designer/composer Valeria Zaklinskaya, aka Velf, released her new album titled in a sense via Orange Milk Records. The album is “Inspired by fever dreams, in a sense explores the …

Under the Influence with EchoKnot

(EchoKnot (Joe Barron-Cowie (Left) and Scott Kennedy (Right)) Photo by Scott Kennedy) EchoKnot are an instrumental/post-rock duo based in New Zealand and is made up of Scott Kennedy and Joe Barron-Cowie. In June of this year, they released their d …

Under the Influence with Some Bodies

(Photo by Nathan Maclaren-Stewert)On November 8th, Bristol five-piece Some Bodies will release their debut album Sunscreen via Funnel Music. “The album pulls in sounds from every corner of rock history, from the dulcet lo-fi harmonies of The Beach Boys …

Exclusive EP Stream: Tutherun – Tutherun EP

Tutherun | Bandcamp Twitter Facebook On October 31st, Manchester’s doom metal outfit Tutherun are set to release their debut self-titled EP. The band recorded the EP with Joe Clayton of Pijn over a two day period over at NoStudio in Manc …

Exclusive video premiere: Sona Koloyan – Please Say Hello To Me

(Photo by Sopo Ramischwili-Schäfer)   Sona Koloyan | Bandcamp Facebook Spotify Earlier this year, London based multi-instrumentalist and artist Sona Koloyan released her seven-song DIY debut album titled Pity Party. The album explor …

Under the Influence with Gravves

On October 16th, North Wales noisy-alternative-punks three-piece GRAVVES released a split EP with duo DEH-YEY via Restless Bear Records. Each band contributed two punchy, dirty, awesomely in your face tracks to the EP. A great listen from start to …

Under the Influence with Naut

Bristol’s gothic post-punk outfit NAUT are set to release a new EP titled Semele on November 8th. The album was mastered by Orgone Studios and the title track features a guest solo from Henrik Palm (In Solitude, Ghost), which is now up for preview …

Under the Influence with Doug Wieselman

New York City’s multi-reedist Doug Wieselman releases his debut solo album today titled From Water via Figureight Records. Using the distinct sound of the clarinet, he weaves its sound in and out using recorded loops, like waves softly lapping the shor …

Exclusive Album Stream: David Norland – Glam Tear Stain

David Norland | Website Twitter   If you’ve watched TV shows such as 20/20, Good Morning America or The View or films such as Anvil! The Story of Anvil or the 2018 HBO film My Dinner with Herve then you’ve heard the work of Eng …

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