The single-note soundscapes on this debut solo album from the Erasure songwriter and Depeche Mode founder member have a wealth of wordless wonder to offer human ears.
Futuristic sci-fi cinematic soundscapes and heart-and-soul-fuelled pop cleverness: not many artists can sound this inventive 19 albums in.
2021 brought live music back to life in Wales with aplumb. Here are our favourite gigs from around the country this year.
The first of two sets of album reviews to be handed down to you this week, for reasons, features an eclectic crop of Dot Allison, Erasure, John Francis Flynn, Lump and Underdark.