Poppy Ackroyd – Resolve [One Little Indian]

When we got a chance to speak with Poppy Ackroyd this past summer, she was about to release Sketches, an album of solo piano reworks of material from her first two studio albums as well as pieces from an upcoming new work. Now that album has arrived, erasing any possible vestiges of doubt that she…

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Duologue: A Conversation with Poppy Ackroyd

With her 2012 debut ‘Escapement’, Brighton-based composer Poppy Ackroyd entered the same rare air as such esteemed innovators of modern classical and electronic music as Nils Frahm and Hauschka. Classically trained on violin and piano, she creates utterly mesmerizing music by manipulating and multi-tracking sounds primarily from these two instruments in sometimes unconventional ways, an approach…

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Poppy Ackroyd – Feathers [Denovali]

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all When skill, ingenuity, and inspiration meet, magical things can happen; art can happen. Poppy Ackroyd’s dazzling new album Feathers is a case in point.  Skill? The London-born, Brighton-based artist is classically trained and accomplished as both…

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Travelogue Week 2014-44

Noteworthy highlights from the past week of music discovery, releases, previews, and other news.  Daily updates are available on the Stationary Travels Facebook and Twitter feeds and audio/video links to all tracks featured during the month are available on the Songdrop page. Previews of Upcoming Releases Poppy Ackroyd | Feathers | Denovali (November) Poppy Ackroyd follows up her outstanding debut…

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Travelogue: Week 2014-37

Noteworthy highlights from the past week of music discovery, releases, previews, and other news.  Daily updates are available on the Stationary Travels Facebook and Twitter feeds and audio/video links to all tracks featured during the month are available on the Songdrop page. Previews and Singles Siavash Amini | What Wind Whispered to the Trees | Futuresequence (Oct 6) I…

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Mix & Remix: Fragments & Poppy Ackroyd / Apta & Row Boat

In this edition of Mix & Remix, we’ll feature two sets tracks that involve reciprocal arrangements between two pairs of artists each covering the work of the other.   First we have a the French trio Fragments collaborating with Scottish artist and member of Hidden Orchestra, Poppy Ackroyd.  The second set will feature electronic artists…

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