Remembering an evening with Haruomi Hosono

The Barbican Centre recently witnessed a celebration of Japanese musical innovators the likes of which London has never seen, starting right off the bat with Yellow Magic Orchestra's Ryuichi Sakamoto on Wednesd...

Premiere: Kalidasa – KR1

Leeds-based party series and record label Space Ritual is back with a sophomore release, signing up four tracks by artists from Brighton, Leeds and Sweden respectively (Kalidasa, Zmatsusi, Tony Pineman & Tr...

Premiere: Joe Hisaishi – Kanou Sayoko

Talking avant-garde and experimental electronica in 2017, few people will think of Joe Hisaishi. Nowadays, the Japan native is seen as a musical titan, establishing himself as one of his country's all-time most...

Premiere: Sonoko – L’oiseau Bleu

It was in 2016 that STROOM brought us a compilation aptly titled An Introduction Into The Insane World Of Alain Neffe. A journey through the obscure and often strange, quirky sounds produced by label owner of t...

Premiere: Rydm Sectors – Do It

Launched in 2016, Italian label Cosmic Rhythm has enjoyed a strong start to life. Already up to their sixth release, it's fast to becoming becoming a firm favourite here at If Only HQ. The label is putting out ...

Calcium Club – Cosmic Creeper

Calcium Club’s 3-tracker Cosmic Creeper is the latest on Major Problems; a record Label started by Barry Redsetta in 2013 with the release that some may remember, Frank B’s 'Chain of Fools'. So well-recei...

Bop & 291out – L’alba dei Vinti

The fifteenth vinyl release on the Early Sounds Recordings collective comes from newcomers to the label, Bop & 291out. The Italian outfit have a quirky and unconventional flavour for their latest release. T...