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Review: Monty Python's Flying Circus: 30 Musical Masterpieces from the Infamous Television Series
Such is the legendary status and posthumous influence of the original run of Monty Python's Flying Circus on BBC One in the early '70s that it's easy to forget how low-budget British comedy production was in those days.
| August 25, 2009
Adrian Soiza and Dani Umpi | Dramatica
Los Años Luz (2009)
Uruguay, a small nation often shadowed by neighbors Argentina and Brazil, is home to a thriving music scene that has produced some of the best performers and composers of the "southern cone" of South America.
| August 19, 2009
Our Don Drapers, Ourselves
The Mad Men mystique
This Sunday is the premiere of the third season of Mad Men (AMC, 10 pm), the Emmy-winning show that made fans of good television have to figure out where AMC was on their basic-cable schedules.
| August 12, 2009
Review: Buffy Sainte-Marie | Running for the Drum
Recent live appearances by Buffy Sainte-Marie show her, once again, setting herself apart from early colleagues like Joan Baez and Judy Collins.
| August 10, 2009
Review: Speech Debelle | Speech Therapy
Big Dada (2009)
It's unfortunate that there's a glass ceiling in the US market for British hip-hop — but for the lovely, clipped London accent that gives truth to Speech Debelle's delivery, this release would be huge stateside.
| August 03, 2009
Various Artists | Comfusões
The Portuguese pun on this compilation's title suggests both "confusions" and "with fusions."
| July 29, 2009
Savath and Savalas | La Llama
Stones Throw (2009)
As Prefuse 73, Guillermo Scott Herren has spent the past decade supplying the ambient scene with his impeccable blend of jazz and folk, a series of gentle psychedelic records that's accorded him a respected place alongside fellow one-man-band conceptualists Kieran Hebden and Ben Chasny.
| July 07, 2009
Iggy Pop | Préliminaires
| July 06, 2009
Minitel Rose | The French Machine
Not many people remember Bitter Moon , a fantastic, slept-on 1992 movie directed by Roman Polanski.
| June 23, 2009
Lee Fields and the Expressions | My World
Truth and Soul (2009)
It's hard to dislike Lee Fields. He's an almost archetypal jobbing soul singer in the shouter/grunter/talker/improviser tradition of Otis Redding and James Brown, and he's currently undergoing something of a revival as a Sharon Jones collaborator and featured vocalist for Eurohouse hits.
| June 16, 2009
Puracane | I've Been Here the Longest
Released by San Francisco groove merchants Ubiquity almost a decade ago, Puracane's debut Things You Should Leave Alone was an interesting if oddly timed proposition.
| June 09, 2009
Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples | Circulations
My friend Robbie and I once had a brilliant idea: we were going to put out a field-recording LP called Sounds of Guitar Center , 70 minutes of us walking around the monopolistic retailer with a microphone to capture the cacophony.
| June 02, 2009
I Monster | A Dense Swarm of Ancient Stars
Twins of Evil (2009)
Twins of Evil (2009)
| May 26, 2009
Various Artists | A Psychedelic Guide to Monsterism Island
Lo Recordings (2009)
Artist, graphic designer, and toy creator Pete Fowler has been instrumental in the rebranding operation the Super Furry Animals have effected on their homeland of Wales.
| May 19, 2009
Harappian Night Recordings | The Glorious Gongs of Hainuwele
The trappings of exotic field recordings are all over this mysterious production.
| May 06, 2009
Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics | Inspiration Information 3
The idea behind the Strut label's Inspiration Information series is simple: pair "modern artists and producers with their musical heroes"
| April 28, 2009
The Phoenix survives Coachella
Forgot those rabid right-wingers with their hateful teabags — Coachella had the range, and the machinery for change, and the spiritual thirst. Oh and Leonard Cohen.
| April 29, 2009
Various artists | Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal, and Deep Jazz from the Underground, 1968-1977
Apple-pie Mormon missionaries the Millers travel through Iran to spread the gospel of Joseph Smith among Muslims and Zoroastrians, and their kid discovers the glorious sound of the santur.
| April 21, 2009
Bat for Lashes | Two Suns
Natasha Khan became a sort of viral video sensation a couple of years ago with her inventive video for "What's a Girl To Do."
| April 06, 2009
The Whitefield Brothers | In the Raw
| March 30, 2009
Marianne Faithfull | Easy Come Easy Go
The CD cover is deceptively retro Sinatra: here's Marianne encased in a lady's tux in front of a vintage microphone with "Easy" twice on the title and the subtitle "12 Songs for Music Lovers."
| March 23, 2009
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Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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