James Hardie

Reaction Contributor

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Joseph Haydn - String Quartet Opus 33 No.2 "The Joke"

Any of Joseph Haydn’s seventy-odd string quartets will offer you a moment of cheery escapism. They might even trick you …

By James Hardie

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Scarborough Fair/Canticle - Simon and Garfunkel

Made famous by Simon and Garkunkel in 1967, who used it for the soundtrack of The Graduate, the duo actually pinched Scarborough …

By James Hardie

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Carlo Gesualdo's twisted harmonies

Carlo Gesualdo – Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday of Holy Week is responsible for inspiring some of the …

By James Hardie

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Bopping with Biber

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber – Mystery Sonatas As we get deeper into Holy Week, it’s time to plunder some of …

By James Hardie

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Playboi Carti's pure nonchalance

Playboi Carti – Playboi Carti, 2017 Playboi Carti released his self-titled mixtape in 2017. After that singles came in dribs …

By James Hardie

Monday, 6 April 2020

Radio Reaction - have a toke on some golden brown

Golden Brown – The Stranglers What would you rather during lockdown: a lover or heroin? Well, you can imagine both …

By James Hardie

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia review - behold the new Queen of Pop

“I want to change the game”, announces Dua Lipa in a half-sung London drawl, to open her new album. The …

By James Hardie

Friday, 3 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Singing in secret

The coronavirus  pandemic has forced artists across the world to think about how they communicate their art, ideas, beliefs. Many …

By James Hardie

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Radio Reaction - prog rock's finest hour

Procul Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale, 1967 When Procul Harum burst on to the scene in 1967 with …

By James Hardie