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Ian King | Panic Grass And Fever Few
Just a few weeks after we reviewed the belated release of African Head Charge's latest, another, more recent gem from the always rewarding sonic laboratory of Adrian Sherwood arrives.
| March 16, 2010
Joe Cuba | El Alcalde Del Barrio
Fania kicks off 2010 with what is sure to end up being one of the year's most important archival releases of Latin music.
| March 09, 2010
Alejandro Franov | Digitaria
Nature Bliss (2010)
Alejandro Franov is an Argentine multi-instrumentalist who's been involved in the more serious, and often experimental, side of the Buenos Aires music scene since he was a teen in the late 1980s.
| March 03, 2010
The Souljazz Orchestra | Rising Sun
We're living in the middle of a veritable renaissance of "Spiritual Jazz."
| February 23, 2010
African Head Charge | Vision Of Psychedelic Africa
On U Sound (2010)
UK dub guru Adrian Sherwood and adventurous percussionist Bonjo I have been releasing their sonic experiments as African Head Charge since the early 1980s.
| February 09, 2010
Original Soundtrack | Kamasutra: Vollendung Der Liebe
Crippled Dick Hot Wax (2009)
The good news: Kamasutra is, in fact, a very early Can recording, credited to "Irmin Schmidt Inner Space Production."
| February 02, 2010
John Heartsman | Music Of My Heart
John Heartsman's career had two modest peaks.
| January 19, 2010
Bob Blank | The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975 - 1985
These days, Bob Blank spends his time in his Connecticut studio, producing profitable music for ads and ringtones for the likes of Susan Boyle.
| January 14, 2010
DJ Mehdi | Red, Black & Blue
Ed Banger/Because (2009)
No, Virginia, there's no Ed Banger. That is, you can go all over Paris looking for Monsieur Banger and you won't find him.
| January 05, 2010
The Doors | Live in New York
In 1970, Doors producer Paul Rothchild assembled a tight “live set” out of a bunch of different concert recordings from the band’s 1969/early-1970 shows and Elektra released it as the Absolutely Live LP.
| December 09, 2009
KZA | Dig and Edit
Endless Flight (2009)
KZA is renowned in Japan as one of the greatest record collectors in a country famous (or should we say notorious?) for the obsessive gathering of obscure cultural artifacts.
| December 02, 2009
Various Artists | Panama! 3
If you purchase a copy of Soundway’s wonderful Panama! 3 — and you should — you get two things for the price of one. First, this is a carefully curated CD of “Calypso Panameño, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Típica on the Isthmus 1960-75” that will keep you smiling — and perhaps dancing — for a healthy while.
| November 25, 2009
Demdike Stare | Symbiosis
Modern Love (2009)
Do not adjust your speakers. There will be sounds emerging from them that would lead you to believe they’re malfunctioning, but fear not.
| November 17, 2009
The Relatives | Don't Let Me Fall
Heavy Light (2009)
Does the Devil really have all the best tunes? Go tell that to Bach, or the Sensational Nightingales, or Johnny Cash!
| November 10, 2009
Various Artists | D-Funk: Funk, Disco and Boogie Grooves from Germany 1972-2002
If you have only a few bucks to add some delicious German funk to your collection and are tempted to shell out for the recent Funky Fräuleins on the strength of its amazing bodypaint cover, hold on there a sec.
| November 03, 2009
The long awaited return of Os Mutantes
When Sérgio Dias takes to the Somerville Theatre stage this Sunday with the current incarnation of Os Mutantes, it's a safe bet he'll be beaming with gratitude. "I'm riding the same wave," he says of his band's legendary Brazilian albums, "but this time I have my eyes open."
| September 28, 2009
Eno Moebius Roedelius | Cluster and Eno/After the Heat
Bureau B (2009)
Krautrock pioneers proved much more simpático musical partners than either the fractious Roxy Music or the British classical avant-garde milieu that thought of Eno as an untrained fanboy.
| September 22, 2009
Review: Various artists | Tru Thoughts Covers
Tru Thoughts (2009)
Brighton-based label Tru Thoughts emerged at the dawn of the millennium with hit down-tempo/IDM acts like Bonobo.
| September 15, 2009
Review: Jesse Fuller | Move on Down the Line
If you were a real hip folkie circa 1961-'64, chances are you were into the inimitable Jesse Fuller.
| September 09, 2009
King Cannibal | Let The Night Roar
Ninja Tune (2009)
King Cannibal is the latest incarnation of the artist formerly known as Zilla, a mixtape prodigy (check the supremely eclectic mid-'00s One Foot in the Fire, One Fist in the Air , if you can track it down) who managed to impress even the jaded Warp Records honchos a few years back.
| September 02, 2009
The Current Issue
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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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