Sunday, April 19 2009
The primary interest of this music lies in the rampant juxtaposition of styles, themes, moods, rhythms, and melodies, all very much chosen on purpose and carefully planned out along the way.
Wednesday, April 1 2009
You can dance to it on your feet or in your head, but either way, this collision of folklore and technology is contagious and irresistible.
Wednesday, February 18 2009
The second solo album from the young Norwegian leader of Jaga Jazzist is best suited for listeners attuned to its subtlety and lush, string-rich orchestral sound.
Thursday, September 25 2008
Burning Spear's roots reggae, to indulge a cliche, is very much alive and true to its original colors on Jah Is Real (red, gold, and green, to be precise).
Monday, July 21 2008
High drama, stoked by tension and channeled through unpredictable shifts in course, is ultimately what makes this music most compelling.