Wednesday, November 4 2009
A thoughtful, wistful, and likable album.
Sunday, October 11 2009
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
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
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
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
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
Canção ao Lado is fado music that grins at moody aesthetes and applauds practicality and humour.
Sunday, July 19 2009
Traditional mariachi being upheld with absolute fidelity.
Wednesday, June 24 2009
Mamer demystifies the experience of Chinese Central Asian music and keeps the beauty of the sound.
Tuesday, June 23 2009
A thoughtful conversation between him and the guitar.