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Ian King | Panic Grass And Fever Few

Fledg'ling (2010)
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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  March 16, 2010


Joe Cuba | El Alcalde Del Barrio

Fania (2010)
Fania kicks off 2010 with what is sure to end up being one of the year's most important archival releases of Latin music.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  March 03, 2010


The Souljazz Orchestra | Rising Sun

Strut (2010)
We're living in the middle of a veritable renaissance of "Spiritual Jazz."
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  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."
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  February 02, 2010


John Heartsman | Music Of My Heart

Jazzman (2010)
John Heartsman's career had two modest peaks.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 19, 2010


Bob Blank | The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975 - 1985

Strut (2010)
These days, Bob Blank spends his time in his Connecticut studio, producing profitable music for ads and ringtones for the likes of Susan Boyle.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 05, 2010


The Doors | Live in New York

Rhino (2009)
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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  December 02, 2009


Various Artists | Panama! 3

Soundway (2009)
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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  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!
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  November 10, 2009


Various Artists | D-Funk: Funk, Disco and Boogie Grooves from Germany 1972-2002

Marina (2009)
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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  November 03, 2009


Tropicália storm

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."
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 15, 2009


Review: Jesse Fuller | Move on Down the Line

Fledg'ling (2009)
If you were a real hip folkie circa 1961-'64, chances are you were into the inimitable Jesse Fuller.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  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.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 02, 2009
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