This Music Made Me
Ralegh Long

This Music Made Me: Ralegh Long

by musicOMH

Impeccably timed, Ralegh Long‘s Upwards Of Summer arrived last week, just in time for the current dip in temperature and wearisome retrieval of outerwear from…



This Music Made Me: Saint Etienne


In the five years since 2012’s Words And Music, where they deconstructed the experience of being a pop fan through the medium of brilliant, sparkling...

This Music Made Me: The Hidden Cameras


The Hidden Cameras‘ recent album Home On Native Land, written over the course of a decade, found lynchpin Joel Gibb joining forces with a star-studded...

This Music Made Me: Ásgeir


Three years ago, Icelander Ásgeir,’s album Dýrð í dauðaþögn became the fastest selling debut in his homeland ever, edging out the first offerings by Sigur...

This Music Made Me: Blanck Mass


As half of Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power provided material for the soundtrack to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. His solo work as...

This Music Made Me: Austra


Katie Stelmanis’s third album as Austra, Future Politics, is arguably her most fully realised yet. Full of pop anthems carried by their creator’s striking, powerful...

This Music Made Me: Erasure’s Vince Clarke


Christmas has come early for Erasure fans, in the form of the 13-disc box set From Moscow To Mars, an anthology of the band’s work...

This Music Made Me: Vitalic


Pascal Arbez-Nicolas, known to clubbers across the world as Vitalic, releases his fourth album Voyager in the new year. The man whose ‘disco-poilue’ arguably signposted...

This Music Made Me: Douglas Dare


  Douglas Dare‘s second album Aforger, the follow-up to Whelm, questions the boundaries between reality and fiction. Inspired by recent events and revelations encountered in...

This Music Made Me: Empire Of The Sun


Empire Of The Sun, the now 10-year-old, self-styled “post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure” comprised of The Sleepy Jackson‘s Luke Steele and Pnau‘s Nick Littlemore, release their third...

This Music Made Me: Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis


Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis met in Africa. Joan Wasser was in Ethiopia at the invitation of Damon Albarn‘s Africa Express, while...

This Music Made Me: C Duncan


C Duncan‘s debut album Architect was nominated for the 2015 Mercury Music Prize, and his music was featured in Waterloo Road. But the Glasgow-born composer...

This Music Made Me: Grumbling Fur


  Psychedelic pop duo Grumbling Fur are Ulver member and one-third of Æthenor (with Sunn O)))‘s Stephen O’Malley) Daniel O’Sullivan, and comic book artist and solo...

This Music Made Me: KT Tunstall


  Somehow, 12 years have elapsed since KT Tunstall showed up on Later… with Jools Holland with 24 hours’ notice and, with a loop pedal,...

This Music Made Me: Tim Burgess


The Charlatans front man Tim Burgess has joined forces with New Yorker Peter Gordon to release a collaborative album called Same Language, Different Worlds. Burgess...

This Music Made Me: King Creosote


King Creosote – aka Kenny Anderson – is co-founder of the Fife-based Fence Collective, a veteran of some 40 solo albums and, with the 2011...

This Music Made Me: Sophie Ellis-Bextor


Back in 2001, Sophie Ellis-Bextor told the world that the groove was far more important than murder. While Murder On The Dancefloor made her name,...

This Music Made Me: Laura Mvula


  Laura Mvula‘s debut album Sing To The Moon, released back in 2013, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, won its maker a pair...

This Music Made Me: The Anchoress


You – almost – need not hear a note to understand how wonderfully grandiose and pop-noirish the music of Catherine Anne Davis – aka The...

This Music Made Me: Mary Chapin Carpenter


From the rolling opener Something Tamed Something Wild, via an intimate, hymnal tribute to the pioneering Sister Rosetta Tharpe, to the stark, closing title track,...

This Music Made Me: Marissa Nadler


Since 2004’s Ballads Of Living And Dying, Marissa Nadler has been steadily releasing albums, veering between sparse, spectral folk and ink-black country ballads, with her...