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: Makiisma – Lady Misery

  Makiisma | Website Bandcamp   Two weeks ago today we premiered Makiisma’s first single, ‘Drone’, from their upcoming debut album titled Lady Misery. Today we premiere the second single off the album, which also happens to be the t …

Under the Influence with floss

On March 13th, UK alternative singer-songwriter floss released her debut single titled ‘Kings & Queens’. floss has created a cinematic, ethereal and dramatic sound, which underpins the lyrics that are about a relationship between two individuals. A …

Under the Influence with Alexis Castrogiovanni

Cellist Alexis Castrogiovanni emerged from years of classical training to create pared-down, emotional musical landscapes with a wide range of elements, from classical and folk, to trip-hop and punk. Her vulnerable vocal delivery and poetic lyrics expl …

Under the Influence with Stimmerman

The latest release by Brooklyn-based artist Stimmerman (a.k.a. Eva Lawitts) is an eclectic mix of some of the best genres out there including experimental, prog, punk, post-punk, jazz, grunge etc. The album is titled Goofballs and includes collaboratio …

Under the Influence with Bernhard Schimpelsberger

Austrian composer Bernhard Schimpelsberger recently released a haunting masterpiece titled Glansvit [official soundtrack] via Phantom Limb’s new soundtrack imprint Geist im Kino [Eng: ghost in the cinema]. It is a score composed for the Swedish ballet …

Under the Influence with Sejd

Sejd is an experimental, instrumental, post-rock band from Malmö, Sweden. They recently released a single titled ‘Stella’. The story behind how ‘Stella’ came to fruition is a pretty cool one. The band explains, “This tune is a bit special to us. Sejd s …

Under the Influence with Inwards

Worcestershire-based electronic musician Inwards, also known as Kristian Shelley, is set to release a new EP titled Bright Serpent via Small Pond Recordings on April 10th. It’s an “introspective collection of psychedelic modular synth led experimentati …

Under the Influence with Brian Bradley

Brian Bradley is a Minnesota-based indie-electronic musician and visual artist. On March 5th, he released a new EP titled Nocturnes via BonFire Records. It’s a beautifully melodic piano-based EP that calms and hits right in the feels. A much needed lis …

Under the Influence with Sex Cells

London-based duo SEX CELLS, made up of Matt Kilda and Willow Vincent, released their new album That’s Life on March 13th via Pretty Ugly Records. The duo “formed in a rehearsal studio in Peckham in late 2015. Armed with just a drum kit and synthesiser, …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Anastasia Minster – Father

  Anastasia Minster | Website Facebook   Moscow-born now Toronto-based singer and composer Anastasia Minster is set to release her sophomore album, Father, on April 2nd. On this album, Anastasia collaborated with several other music …

Track Premiere & Album Announcement: ORCHIDS – Dead Keys

(Photo by Laurine Haddock)   Orchids | Facebook Instagram Bandcamp   Montreal-based space-rock/shoegaze sextet Orchids recently joined the EXAG’ Records family and following this union, the band will be releasing a high octane …

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Basement Paintings – Instinct

  The Basement Paintings | Website Facebook   Saskatoon’s post-metal quartet The Basement Paintings released their latest album, Antipodes last November. The band collaborated with Harris Newman for this release and his influence de …

Album Premiere: SPECTRES – Nostalgia

(Photo by Lindsay Wallace)   SPECTRES | Facebook Instagram   Vancouver-based post-punk band SPECTRES are set to release a new album titled Nostalgia via Artoffact Records on March 13th. Today we are excited to stream the album in it …

Track Premiere: For Breakfast – Mother

  For Breakfast | Facebook Instagram   North London-based six-piece For Breakfast are set to release the first single from their debut EP titled Songs In the Key of O via Glasshouse Records on March 13th. Today, we have the pleasure …

Track Premiere – Makiisma – Drone

  Makiisma | Website Bandcamp   Together with her band, Lethbridge, Alberta-based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Makiisma (Mah-kees-ma), also known as Megan Brown, is set to release her debut album titled Lady Misery on …

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 …

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