When I think of gravity, I would think of ‘heavy’ and ‘serious’ in the two most used senses of the word but from now on, we can add the new excellent album by Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr!
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The new album by Robert Mitchell’s Panacea, The Cusp finds the band in expanded and exceptional form; on the cusp of a classic!
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Not one of the five members of the band Special Benny are called Benny which is encouraging as post indie folktronic sound so much better than their impulse name choice.
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Late at night in Salif Keita’s studio in Bamako a cellist and a kora player recorded their jams. Vincent Segal (cellist) tells us what lay behind his collaboration with Ballaké Sissoko
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Can you think Arthur Russell, Chromeo, Amp Fiddler and George Clinton all at the same time? Me neither but Boohgaloo Zoo’s debut album comes fairly close to it; give it some P-Funk boys.
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Been a bit slow on this one since Carlos Ni?±o recommended it in Rough Trade late last year but on the basis of the first track you could see why the Spaceways guru would be attracted to this one.
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You will know that Breakestra is the L.A. funk band “orchestra” that have been blowing up for over 10 years and their latest release is their debut album for the fantastic label Strut; and these guys will funk up from Dusk Till Dawn.
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The second album from Berlin’s Russian ?©migr?©s takes us further into a dark and atmospheric world where post-Communist languor meets arch bohemian East German cabaret.
Continue reading ErsatzMusika – Songs Unrecantable
A debut album inspired by a solo journey into the desert wilderness some years ago, John Shannon is the American Mystic modern folk singer, songwriter, virtuoso acoustic guitarist you’ve been waiting for.
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When you think of Swedish golden girls, Carolina Kl?ºft is the most likely to spring to mind but if you’re after female vocals, Cornelia is your girl.
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MySpace does the business again as London-based Israeli singer Mor Karbasi blossoms from internet rumour to new and exciting prospect in one highly-accomplished step
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Born and raised in Argentina, Natalia Clavier lived and breathed all sorts of music from an early age and she’s developed into a woman with a voice that sounds like Nectar itself
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There’s more than one way to broaden the boundaries of hip hop from the meaningless booty shakin’ vids on cable TV and the duo known as Pete Philly & Perquisite are on a mission to bring the “analog sound back in times of plastic”
Continue reading Pete Philly & Perquisite – Mystery Repeats