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Wednesday, November 4 2009

Caethua: The Long Afternoon of Earth

A thoughtful, wistful, and likable album.


Sunday, October 11 2009

The Messengers

K'naan's The Messengers series is a trilogy of episodes designed to highlight the genius of Nigeria's Fela Kuti, Jamaica's Bob Marley, and the United States' Bob Dylan.


Tuesday, October 6 2009

Running with the Beasts: An Interview with Castanets

After being held-up at gunpoint, recording alone in the desert, and being covered by Sufjan Stevens, Castanets' Ray Raposa is finally ready to step out on his own with a concept album about wild beasts that features some of his most tender and dramatic performances to date.


Thursday, October 1 2009

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Irish Folk

Geoff Willis, the compiler, must have been aiming to put together a concise round-up of living musicians who show their own fidelity to established styles. This comes off pretty well.


Tuesday, September 29 2009

Väsen: Väsen Street

The gravity of their playing gives each song a feeling of being presented or framed, as if on a stage, illuminated.


Friday, September 11 2009

Will Stratton’s Free Album Bonanza (MP3)

Too-young folk genius Will Stratton is building anticipation for his 11/3 sophomore disc No Wonder by releasing his second album of free material out to fans just because he can.


Thursday, August 27 2009

Deolinda: Canção Ao Lado

Canção ao Lado is fado music that grins at moody aesthetes and applauds practicality and humour.


Sunday, July 19 2009

Mariachi Real De San Diego: Mariachi Classics

Traditional mariachi being upheld with absolute fidelity.


Wednesday, June 24 2009

Mamer: Eagle

Mamer demystifies the experience of Chinese Central Asian music and keeps the beauty of the sound.


Tuesday, June 23 2009

Ben Reynolds: How Day Earnt Its Night

A thoughtful conversation between him and the guitar.


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Julie Fowlis: Cuilidh (Reviews) [28.Oct.08]
Frigg: Economy Class (Reviews) [26.Oct.08]
Ani DiFranco: Red Letter Year (Reviews) [1.Oct.08]
Justine: Justine (Capsule Reviews) [18.Sep.08]
Lissa Schneckenburger: Song (Capsule Reviews) [1.May.08]
Le Vent du Nord: Dans Les Airs (Reviews) [20.Apr.08]
Clara Hill’s Folkwaves: Sideways (Capsule Reviews) [24.Mar.08]
Kate Walsh: Tim’s House (Reviews) [12.Mar.08]
Taraf de Haïdouks: Maškaradă (Reviews) [12.Nov.07]
Aly Bain and Ale Möller: Beyond the Stacks (Capsule Reviews) [27.Aug.07]
Greg Brown: Yellow Dog (Capsule Reviews) [26.Aug.07]
Väsen: Linnaeus Väsen (Reviews) [20.Aug.07]
Au: Au (Capsule Reviews) [19.Aug.07]
Putumayo: Women of the World (Capsule Reviews) [17.Jul.07]
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