Richard Haswell – Asteroids


When one hears the statement “prolific artist” you can almost hear a collective groan from the audience. Prolific, you see, doesn’t always translate to quality. I can spout off a random list of artists that release way too much material – for every album that I enjoy, there are 2 to 3 that I’d rather have skipped (like a fool, I usually pick up everything). It’s also a curious time in musical history – downloads were seen as the savior of the physical medium, yet streaming services have zapped some of that thunder. What’s an artist to do? If you are Richard Haswell from Edinburgh, Scotland – you continue to release stunning music at a healthy clip while maintaining a tight rein on quality control.

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