Ian Maleney

Ian Maleney

Ian Maleney runs the record label Quarter Inch Collective and writes for just about anybody who will have him. He is a biscuit connoisseur and believes in the healing power of a strong cup of tea.

Hunter's Moon, The Beatyard & Bring To Light - Ian Maleney takes a look at the festivals happening in Leitrim, Dublin and Birmingham this October Bank Holiday weekend.
'It's not three musicians and a dancer, it's four musicians and one of them happens to be playing feet' - This Is How We Fly's Caomhín O'Raghallaigh speaks to Ian Maleney ahead of their album launch this Friday.
Thursday, 19 September 2013 15:09

Bill Callahan - Dream River

Bill Callahan's Dream River is evidence of an artist growing more imaginative, more intimate and "ever more comfortable with his vernacular", says Ian Maleney.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 16:09

Helm - Silencer

'All that's left by the end is a shambling corpse, a steady, unsettling gaze from dead eyes' Helm's new EP is no fun at all.
Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:00

Chris Watson - In St. Cuthbert's Time

Chris Watson's recordings from Lindisfarne Island form "an imagined historical document, an abstract and fictional manifestation of what a particular place might have sounded like at a particular time".
Monday, 12 August 2013 11:31

Aquarelle - August Undone

Wisconsin drone artist's first LP in two years doesn't quite live up to its grand ambitions, says Ian Maleney.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 15:50

Billy Gomberg - False Heat

'Listen close and listen well; you won't be able to half-ass this.' Ian Maleney reviews the new LP of improvised synth drone from Billy Gomberg.
Monday, 27 May 2013 13:32

V.I.V.E.K - Quality over Quantity

One of London's true bass heads talks about his sound, his system and his label.
'There is definitely an element of trying to control things that are not controllable' - Norwegian avant-jazz guitarist Stian Westerhus talks to Ian Maleney ahead of his date in Dublin this week.
Thursday, 09 May 2013 10:19

Savages - Silence Yourself

'They seem fixed on the idea of getting back to something real, not forward to it'  - Ian Maleney reviews the debut album from Savages.
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