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This year’s programme is packed with docs about musicians and subjects ranging from Hole drummer Patty Schemel, to A Tribe Called Quest, to Genesis P-Orridge, to a record shop in Newcastle Upon Tyne, to Roma gypsies and Slovakians, to 2 men who shout a lot at each other (not so much music as a cult phenomenon), to Queen, to Justin Bieber, to Miriam Makeba, to Michael Nyman, to Siddheswari Devi to more
Continue reading Music Documentaries at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011 – 8-12 June, 2011
The long awaited return of the purveyors of beats and soul, Modest, Fabulous & deBore (aka Belleruche) and they’re got 270 Stories to tell on their latest album that’s out on the wonderful Tru-Thoughts label.
Continue reading Belleruche – 270 Stories
“I was in the booth at the Ministry Of Sound watching ‘Little Louie’ Vega….the MoS Weekly Saturday nigh, it was Louie’s third appearance of the year and each time was better than the last…”
Continue reading Vega & Anan?©, Jay & Peterson – MoS, London 11.03.10
The noble attempt to fix the shifting sands of music from around the world has been likened to the book equivalent of Apocalypse Now. A project whose twists and turns continually threaten to overwhelm its resources makes it all the more welcome and cherished as it arrives
Continue reading Rough Guide to World Music: Europe, Asia & Pacific (Volume 2)- Book Review
If you were getting concerned that after the singles that there wouldn’t be much left for the debut album by Speech Debelle, don’t be as the Speech Therapy continues.
Continue reading Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy
Smoking Gun is Angus Stone’s debut album and it’s the definitely the ‘crime scene’ compared to the sunny folk-pop he is known for as half of the duo with his sister, Angus & Julia Stone.
Continue reading Lady Of The Sunshine – Smoking Gun
Unsurprisingly Charlie Gillett is a fan already but there’s going to be many more with this latest album release from Thierry ‘Titi’ Robin.
Continue reading Titi Robin – Kali Sultana, L’ombre Du Ghazal
With mates from the hip-hop, crunk and B-more scenes Diplo’s reputation spread and he has now worked full time with every ‘name’ you could possibly think of as all he wants is Decent Work For Decent Pay.
Continue reading Diplo – Decent Work For Decent Pay: Selected Works Volume 1
Dripping point? Some sort of wet tipping point? No way. Shahrokh Sound Of K (aka Andreas ‘Sound Of K’ K??hler and Shahrokh Dini) turn in a really great soulful jazzy house album dripping to the point of excellence.
Continue reading Shahrokh Sound Of K – Dripping Point
Those Slyde boys are back at the chemists after some more breaks medication before they take off for their next Australian tour.
Continue reading Slyde – You’re My Fix (Remixes)
Filmaker Cyrus Sutton joined forces with the mighty Ubiquity Records to make a documentary about surfing. Obviously, such a project needs a soundtrack and who better to pick than their very own Shawn Lee and a trio of Ozzies, Band Of Frequencies, Low Pressure Sound System and Afto Dizzi Act.
Continue reading V/A – Under The Sun (Movie Soundtrack)
If you recently used the words ‘accordion’, ‘gypsy circus’, ‘warm beats’, ‘glockenspiel’, ‘gentle’ and ‘lullaby’ in the same sentence, then chances are pretty good you were talking about Sweden’s Detektivbyrån
Continue reading Detektivbyr?•n – Hugs from the Detective Agency
Why walking sideways? Perhaps it’s a little man syndrome? Can they get over these insecurities with the new album? Hectic holds their hands in support
Continue reading The Littlemen – Walking Sideways
West Papua is a country of surprising and hidden depths, which is echoed well in Merdeka, an album raising awareness of the plight of its people.
Continue reading V/A – Merdeka
The cover of this CD is ‘Study for Samson St. Series’ (1998) by Eveline Kotai and it really suits the ambient feel of Solo Andata’s debut release…
Continue reading Solo Andata – Fyris Swan