DR1 review

We’ve found another great review! The name of the band points to the German roots of the music here.  As well, of course, as being an acronym of the band members, ‘das rad’ means ‘the wheel’, and so there is a many-layered set of puns at play in naming the band and its approach to making […]

Sid’s Top 20

From the xmas issue of “Prog Rock” – cheers Sid 😉  

Une critique

Just found a review on a French site, which google translates as follows 😉 Well, guys, it’s clear, we play in the yard of very tall. DAS RAD is a trio, but each of its members alone is worth its heavy weight of respect and admiration. Let’s first mention Steve DINSDALE, who plays drums and […]

Soundprojector review

Latest Discus Music release is Das Rad’s self-titled album (DISCUS 75CD) …this trio of players is Martin Archer plus guitarist Nick Robinson and drummer Steve Dinsdale, and they started it a couple of years ago just as a way they could have fun playing what they call “motorik music”. Drummer Dinsale has appeared on previous Archer projects, but […]

All About Jazz review

Fine review here. More from the imaginary artistic world of multi-instrumentalist, multi-reedman, producer Martin Archer and associates is a welcome surprise. Then again, the artist’s Discus label offers a huge discography devised on dissimilar, futuristic and unorthodox outcomes. Other than the one-off modern jazz outings, Archer is a crafty, forward-thinking musician, spanning numerous ensembles, large […]

Squidco review

Pretty damn fine review here – text below Martin Archer’s Discus label is the UK’s best kept secret, in the sense that far more than the imprint’s loyal followers should be aware of its existence. Multi-instrumentalist Archer has built a formidable catalog that is genre-defying in similar ways to contemporaries ECM, Hubro, Sofa, Hat Hut, et […]

Jazzwise

Concise, but positive review in Jazzwise by Selwyn Harris, “A sonic space in which krautrock, electronic jazz and the more experimental side of post 1980s indie rock converge with creditable results.”

Video review

Dereck Higgins has posted a great review of our CD on his video blog 😉