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

VIDEO PREMIERE: TREE HOUSE – I HOLD THE DICE

Tree House | Bandcamp   Tree House is the project of London-based Will Fortna. Today, Tree House releases a video for the track, ‘I Hold The Dice’ which is the B-side to ‘Head Up High’ – Tree House’s first foray since 2017’s Into The Ocean EP …

VIDEO STREAM: KISHI BASHI – VIOLIN TSUNAMI

  KISHI BASHI | Website Kishi Bashi has released a new video lifted from his much-praised new album Omoiyari (out now on Joyful Noise) alongside details for a UK tour this November. and U.S./EURO dates as well. This thoughtfully animated …

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: HOO – This World of Mine

HOO | Bandcamp   HOO is the brainchild of Black Hearted Brother synth-man/songwriter Nick Holton and Ian McCutcheon who was in Slowdive, Mojave 3 & Loose Salute. Other musicians present include sonic blue blood Neil Ha …

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: USA Nails – Work Drinks

    USA Nails | Facebook   London based USA Nails released their fourth album Life Cinema on May 10th, 2019 through Dipped In Gold Records (UK), Bigout Records (France), and Hex Records (USA). In the past year, USA Nails have toured …

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO/TRACK PREMIERE: AIMING FOR ENRIKE – DON’T HASSLE THE HOFF

Photo Credit: Anne Valeur Aiming For Enrike | Website Aiming For Enrike are a Norwegian duo that create explosive music filled with many interesting layers. The duo have just come back from a Japanese tour and immediately head out to Eastern …

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: FAUVELY – WHAT THE LIVING DO

Photo credit: Rachel Winslow FAUVELY | Facebook   Fauvely is the project of Chicago-based singer-guitarist Sophie Brochu (Astrobrite, Videotape), who creates deeply personal dream-pop music. On May 17th of this year, she released her new EP, …

EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREMIERE: SIMON McCORRY – BORDER LAND

Simon McCorry | Twitter Border Land is the new album by Stroud, Gloucestershire based cellist and composer Simon McCorry. It will be released via his own Close Recordings on June 14th, 2019, and follows the albums Blue in 2017 and Song Lines in 20 …

UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH THE QUIET TEMPLE

The Quiet Temple are set to release their self-titled debut album on Friday, July 5th via Wichita Recordings in North America & Point Of Departure Record Co in Europe/Rest Of The World. This UK based musical collective put together by Rich Machin a …

EXCLUSIVE TRACK PREMIERE: THE DEAD SOUND – NO TOMORROW

The Dead Sound | Facebook Three-piece German Shoegaze/Post-Punk band, The Dead Sound, are set to release their album Cuts on July 19th via CRAZYSANE RECORDS. The Cuts album features nine driving fuzzed out tracks with dreamy vocals. The wall of sound a …

UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH EYES TO ARGUS

(Photo by White Noise) Based in Malta, Eyes to Argus go by the genre of experimental post-rock (nothing else seems to fit). ‘Microcosm’ is the band’s latest single and their first production-level music video. The song is inspired by themes of megaloma …

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO & ALBUM PREMIERE: CNJR – HRS/WSTLND

CNJR | Facebook WSTLND is the debut LP from CNJR. It will be out June 7, 2019 via Future Archive Recordings. Exploring the struggle to survive the human experience, the complexities of mental health and depression, and the alienation of being quee …

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: BINGE – ACROSTIC

Manchester’s Binge is a two-piece instrumental math noise band made up of drummer Mark Heron (original drummer from Oceansize and Kong, and former live drummer for Paradise Lost) and guitarist Rob Sewell. They made their live debut in December 2018 bef …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Prayer Group – The Other

Prayer Group | Facebook Richmond VA noise rock quartet, Prayer Group are set to release their third EP on July 19th. The EP is titled, Eudean and will be available in the UK/Europe via Buzzhowl Records, while the band will self-release in the US. The E …

UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH noid

Surrealist rockers, noid, formed in Kanazawa, Japan, have returned with a new single and video entitled, ‘paradiselost’. It was released on May 17th via &Records (Japan) & Trapped Animal Records & Cargo Records (ROW). The video for this new …

Acquaintances- 8 ½ Lives

Although the theme of mortality is usually one of thoughtful contemplation, the guys in Acquaintances come at it with a rock out approach, and I for one find it refreshing.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH FLYING HÓRSES

Canadian composer, Flying Hórses, released her sophomore album, Reverie, via Bonsound on February 22nd, 2019. The album is an emotional one and although this is a heartbreak record for multi-instrumentalist, Jade Bergeron, it still allows the listener …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Is Bliss – What To Believe

Is Bliss | Facebook Portsmouth based psych aficionados, Is Bliss, are set to release their debut album Strange Communication, on June 7th via Club AC30. The Strange Communication album features eight tracks that paint a sprawling sonic picture. The tra …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Petrels – Telos

Petrels | Bandcamp Petrels is the solo project of Somerset-based musician and artist, Oliver Barrett. Barrett now returns with his first Petrels album in three years; The Dusk Loom, which is at once the most expansive but also personal Petrels release …

Kamancello – Kamancello II: Voyage

To think that this album was recorded live and completely improvised is quite an accomplishment and a testament to both Raphael and Shahriyar’s musicianship.

Willem Gator – Locked-In Syndrome

There’s something inherently moving when it comes to electronic music. It’s not obvious and at times the underlying theme is more serious then the overlying tone of the music leads the listener to believe.

Papir – V

V is imaginative, emotive and transcends both time and space when listening to it. If Papir were an island, I would want to live there.

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