Industrial metal-style combining heavy guitars, pounding grooves and aggressive vocals. "Circular Line" is the debut album of Switzerland's metal export Clawerfield which was founded in 2009. Since that time, Clawerfield played numerous gigs, several of them with international metal acts such as Devin Townsend Project, Sybreed or Periphery. The album was produced by the band in 2012, mixed by Drop at Downtone Studio in Geneva in February 2013 and will be released on April 6th 2013.
Core and founding members James Lloyd and Curtis Harmon refer to In the Moment as the 20th Pieces of a Dream album. Instead of hosting a guest-filled blowout, they keep it simple with familiar associates, guitarist Rohn Lawrence, saxophonist Tony Watson Jr., and bassist David Dyson. The duo also receive a little assistance from a handful of additional musicians, including Shanachie label stalwart Chris "Big Dog" Davis.
Recordings of Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Op. 56, by a piano trio rather than by a group of virtuosi (a configuration that almost always misunderstands the work) are not abundant. Still rarer are those like the present release by the Storioni Trio, a Dutch group that takes its name from the maker of the 1790s instrument played by the violinist (and strung, like the viola, with gut strings). Pianist Bart van de Roer plays an 1815 Lagasse fortepiano. This recording is part of a series devoted to Beethoven's piano trios, but the Triple Concerto actually is more comfortable in those surroundings than when forced to keep company with the likes of the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61.