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 Maud the Moth

In today’s Under the Influence piece, we not only feature an incredible artist and her album influences but also premiere a track from her upcoming album Orphnē titled ‘As above, so below’. The Madrid-born, now Edinburgh-based pianist, singer and songw …

Exclusive Album Stream: Skyjelly/Solilians – In the Running 1

  Skyjelly | Twitter Facebook   /   Solilians | Twitter Facebook   On March 14th, Boston-based label/blog I Heart Noise will be releasing a split between Providence, Rhode Island’s Skyjelly and Maryland’s Solilia …

Track premiere: MOHIT – Steady Evil

  MOHIT | Twitter Facebook   London experimental art-rock outfit MOHIT have announced their forthcoming debut album Preface, which was produced by Marta Salogni (Björk, Liars, The Orielles, Alex Cameron etc). It is due for release o …

Under the Influence with Kazuya Nagaya

I was first introduced to Japanese percussionist and ambient producer Kazuya Nagaya’s latest release Dream Interpretation (SCI+TEC) in October of last year. We premiered the video stream for the track titled ‘Mother Wading in the River’. I wrote t …

Album premiere: Stian Westerhus – Redundance

(photo credit Voldseth)   Stian Westerhus | Facebook Instagram   Today, Norwegian guitarist & singer Stian Westerhus releases his new album titled Redundance via House of Mythology. The album is made up of seven intense tra …

Track Premiere: The Hideaways – Luminescence

  The Hideaways | Website Facebook   Today Bristol-based quartet The Hideaways release their new single titled, ‘Luminescence’ and sees the band continue their relationship with producer Matt Glasbey (Editors, Marmozets). “The singl …

Track Premiere: Thrillhouse – Lesser

  Thrillhouse | Instagram Facebook   Tomorrow, Brighton-based alternative/indie bedroom trio Thrillhouse are set to release a new single titled ‘Lesser’ via Seymour Butz Records. ‘Lesser’ follows the trio’s debut single ‘One of Thes …

Track Premiere: Taylor Kelly – The Fire

(Photo by Lauren Miralles-Snow)   Taylor Kelly | Website Facebook   Together with her 8-piece group, Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter, trumpeter and teacher Taylor Kelly has released four albums, her most recent entitled Up Up a …

Under the Influence with Niklas Paschburg

On February 28th, Hamburg-based producer and composer Niklas Paschburg released his second album titled Svalbard via 7K! Records. (If you didn’t know, Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago situated between mainland Norway and the North Pole.)  The a …

Video Premiere: The Hanged Man – Hasche

  The Hanged Man | Facebook Instagram   On March 13th, Stockholm-based quartet The Hanged Man will release a new album titled As the Tower Fell via Dubious Records. The band is made up of Rebecka Rolfart (guitar, vocals), Dennis Egb …

Video Premiere: Tankengine – Giant

  TANKENGINE – Facebook Twitter   TANKENGINE are a textural sophisto-rock trio from Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, featuring Adam Hiles (vocals, guitar (Yourcodenameis:milo, Mammal Club),  Ross Harley (vocals, bass (Yourcodenameis:m …

Under the Influence with The Basement Paintings

Saskatoon’s The Basement Paintings have returned with their first album since their incredible 2016 release Mystic. The new album is titled Antipodes and explores themes of “diametrically opposed ideologies, access points to the collective consciousnes …

Lilly J – Anchor the Sun

Anchor the Sun is a London-based band with members hailing from Brazil and Wales. It consists of Lilly J (guitar and vocals), Bruno Prado (bass and vocals), and Michael Nash (drums and percussion). Today E&D has the pleasure of premiering the band’ …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Shortwave Research Group – Fabryka

  Shortwave Research Group | Facebook Spotify   Today we not only premiere a track but also announce a new album coming our way. On May 8th, Shortwave Research Group is set to release their third full-length album titled Fabryka via …

Under the Influence with Room Control

Room Control are a three-piece out of Montreal, Canada and consists of Richard Bunze (bass, guitar, effects), Byron (synths, effects, samples, field recordings) and Dan Stefik (drums, percussion). If you love psych/electronic/shoegaze driven instrument …

Track Premiere: Old Time Relijun – We Start The Fire

(EPSON MFP image)   Old Time Relijun | Facebook Bandcamp    After 10 years of hiatus, 2019 reunited the mythical Washington-based Old Time Relijun with a newfound level of passionate indignation and there is no better time than …

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 …

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