Das Bernie

We had a special guest at our last recording sessions…

Guest vocals on DR3

We’re delighted that Peter Rophone will contribute to our next album (as yet untitled). He has an extraordinary voice, which I think bears comparison to the late Jeff Buckley. We’ve sent him a suitably spacious piece and asked him to work his magic. Can’t wait to hear what he comes up with! Here’s a track […]

Festive greetings from Das Rad

Thanks to all those who have supporting the band during this difficult year, through ordering, promoting, reviewing or simply enjoying. We sincerely hope for better times ahead! We have sold half of our limited edition 10″ vinyl and will be having more cut in the New Year. Our third album is well under way. Who […]

QuaranJazz interview

Our Martin was interviewed about his label & career, plus “Inside Reverse” gets an airing 😉  

Acid Dragon review (French magazine)

Das Rad is a trio comprising guitarist Nick Robinson, drummer Steve Dinsdale and Martin Archer on reeds, all three contributing keyboards and electronics. ‘Adios Al Futuro’ is an album you grow into, a shimmering, ethereal free-form expressionist music with occasional voices and enough ‘hooks’ to pull the listener in. The sax, echoed by guitar, on […]

Test-cuttings!

Our lathe-man Jon has sent these short clips of the test cuts (not presses!) in action. It’s sounding great! Not too late to order one before they sell out. http://dasrad.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/vinyl1.mp4http://dasrad.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/vinyl2.mp4

Kindling Discus

So here’s a nice little thing. Our label Discus Music has a pal and broadcaster from Constellations Radio – Will McGiven, who has created a 85 minute mix from a whole range of Discus Music releases, and here it is free for you to download! – although you can make a donation if you wish. […]

All About Jazz review

This UK-based band’s follow-up to its self-titled 2019 release is a tad less experimental and more grounded in progressive rock and krautrock, aptly called out in the press release. It is an acoustic-electric offering often sweetened by Martin Archer’s wistful sax lines, slightly tinged with studio echo to provide a little depth. Moreover, many of […]

Rythmes Croises review

First of all, Steve Dinsdale, who plays drums and sometimes keyboards in the legendary English electronic trio Radio Massacre International. Then there’s Nick Robinson, an absolute ace of guitar loops, which he brings to life, evolve and disappear at will, like a magician of sound. Finally, Martin Archer, who as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, plays saxophone, […]

Das Rad on vinyl!

Two new tracks on 10” VINYL (plus download once the vinyl is sold out) in a strictly limited edition of just 50 physical copies, signed and numbered. Buy now to secure your copy – shipping will be early December 2020. As vinyl lovers from our younger days, Discus Music always hoped to revisit the format […]

Progressive Aspect review

Perhaps with one panel of the fold-out CD digipak leering at us with a picture of Johnson, Putin, Jong-un, and Trump, one in each of the quartered panel, and given the album title, it’s just as well this journey through a disturbed inner space is entirely instrumental, as lyrically it would all be just be […]