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 Album Premiere: John Malkovitch! – Hyenaeh

  John Malkovitch! | Bandcamp Facebook   Italy’s John Malkovitch! are an instrumental / post-rock project with dark-ambient influences. Formed in 2016, the band released their debut LP in 2018 titled The Irresistible New Cult Of Selenium …

Under the Influence with Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something

(Photo by Suzi Corker)UK psych/glam rock trio Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something released their debut album Oh Really, What’s That Then? on October 18th via Trapped Animal Records & Cargo Records. The album was recorded over a year at “South Lo …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Bedroom Eyes – Wire

Bedroom Eyes | Facebook Instagram   Boston/New Hampshire shoegaze band Bedroom Eyes are set to release their debut LP titled Nerves on Halloween via Dome A Records, in which the band signed with back in August. This is the band’s third r …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Strvngers – La Petite Mort

Strvngers | Facebook Bandcamp Strvngers are a duo hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada made up of Maria Joaquin and KC. On November 8th they are set to release their third album titled Death is the Only Way Out via Negative Gain. The b …

Under the Influence with Pijn & blanket

On October 18th, UK based quartet, blanket, will embark on a UK tour in support of their debut full-length album How To Let Go, which has recently been followed up with a video for the track ‘Turn Ourselves To Stone’. Joining them on tour will be their …

Under the Influence with Miriam Clancy

It’s been ten years since Miriam Clancy’s last album, Magnetic, was first released. In between then and now she moved from New Zealand to the US with her children and started writing her next album. Astronomy was released on September 27th and represen …

Track Premiere: Golden Legacy – Salvation

(Photo by Virginia De)   Golden Legacy | Facebook Bandcamp London based duo Golden Legacy formed in 2014 and haven’t looked back since. The duo consists of Lorena Cachito (vocalist, drummer, Window Pane, Vodun) and Yanni Georgiou (guitar …

Under the Influence with The Warm Jets

Kentucky based duo The Warm Jets are made up of Chris Boss (guitar) and Jason Lamoreaux (The Currupting Sea, synthesizer, guitar). Their collaboration began at a dinner and transformed into a debut release. The duo released their debut album Here We Co …

Under the Influence with Toh Imago

(Photo by Marine Keller)Mouy based artist Toh Imago is set to release his debut album Nord Noir on October 18th via InFiné Music. His music has been described as leftfield techno and it weaves in shimmering ambient soundscapes to fully accentuate …

Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto of MONO – Beyond the Past Anniversary

The reason we can do these kinds of miracle things is because of our fans and partners throughout the world who understand and support our music. We’re truly thankful.

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 …

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