Book Review of Annabel Banks' Exercises In Control by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

BOOK REVIEW #5 – Annabel Banks, Exercises In Control (February 2020)

Annabel Banks finally releases her first (and anticipated) collection of stories entitled Exercises In Control (Influx Press), and we loved it.  Beyond passive recognition, these stories are still resonating in our mind after three readings. You should follow this path, because this book mattered to us more than we could expect. Here are our thoughts […]

Aoife Nessa Frances - Land of No Junction album review by Slow Culture

ALBUM REVIEW #17 – Aoife Nessa Frances, Land of No Junction

After a deserved highlight on Bandcamp, Irish musician Aoife Nessa Frances released the highly anticipated Land of No Junction (Ba Da Bing Records) on January 17th 2019. Cian Nugent co-produced the album, and the work released is beyond our expectations for a first! If you liked the sense of intimacy given by Jennah Barry’s Holiday […]

Album Review of Amber by Youth for Slow Culture

ALBUM REVIEW #16 – Youth, Amber

According to the band: Youth is a vintage journal that you’ve just bought at a local flea market and began filling with beautiful words. Something you carry with you at all times along with your favourite pen. Tucked inside the pocket of your oversized Thrift store cardigan. The LA-based band released Amber in November 2019. At […]

Book Review for Love and Loss and Other Important Stuff by Jonathan Pinnock

BOOK REVIEW #4 – Jonathan Pinnock, Love and Loss and Other Important Stuff

When it comes to cynicism, we used to be disciples of Conan O’Brien: cynicism was our least favorite quality. But that was until we read Jonathan Pinnock’s Love and Loss and Other Important Stuff. We have to remind here that Gareth E. Rees recently started our conversion, but Jonathan truly finished it as soon as […]

Jeff Swanson & Case-fitter, Fathoms album review on Slow Culture

ALBUM REVIEW #15 – Jeff Swanson & Case-fitter, Fathoms (jazz, out February 28th 2020)

Almost two years after the enchanting Case-fitter album, Chicago-based guitarist and composer Jeff Swanson comes back with Fathoms (BACE Records). In case you missed the aforementioned album, we’d advise you to listen to his versions of Graham’s before pursuing, it’s worth the half hour. The notion of conversation is essential in Jeff Swanson’s compositional style, and […]

Nick Dorian & Shibo - My Friend Dorian album review

ALBUM REVIEW #14 – Nick Dorian & Shibo, My Friend Dorian

Nick Dorian & Shibo join Jennah Barry on the list of the most moving albums we’ve listened to this last month. You get it: we loved it. Based in Los Angeles, Nick Dorian delivers here an album that couldn’t be more coherent with the current zeitgeist. My Friend Dorian is the perfect starter kit for that […]