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Sunday, September 21 2008

All That The Name Implies: All That The Name Implies

It's a hippy drum circle from the late '60s, and Richie Havens just drop out of a cloud with the good stuff, but you won't need four hits of sunshine acid to dig it.


Thursday, September 18 2008

Justine: Justine

The term "lost classic" gets tossed around a lot, but the lone orchestral pop release from London's Justine can be classified as nothing else.


Thursday, May 1 2008

Lissa Schneckenburger: Song

A cheerful array of old school folk tunes with the emphasis on the fiddle.


Sunday, April 20 2008

Le Vent du Nord: Dans Les Airs

Dans Les Airs has the air of a good democracy, a core stability that doesn't stifle the inhabitants.


Thursday, March 27 2008

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Hungarian Gypsies

Hungarian Roma music, according to this Rough Guide, has a dancing energy, like a ball always bouncing forward.


Monday, March 24 2008

Clara Hill’s Folkwaves: Sideways

This is the folksy side of a dance machine.


Wednesday, March 12 2008

Kate Walsh: Tim’s House

Kate Walsh is like a compartmentalized version of Joni Mitchell, one who knows only how to write slow, sad, pretty songs about boys.


Monday, November 12 2007

Taraf de Haïdouks: Maškaradă

With the fan base they've built up over the past two decades, the members of Taraf de Haïdouks could have gone on reworking past successes forever like a Roma Rolling Stones.


Wednesday, September 5 2007

Blake Rainey and His Demons: The Dangerous Summer

Roots-oriented singer-songwriter Blake Rainey has been known in smaller circles around Georgia, but hopefully this record makes him break out into bigger circles.


Thursday, August 30 2007

Ezra Furman & the Harpoons: Banging Down the Doors

Ezra Furman is precocious and energetic, but he can also write one hell of a song.


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Au: Au (Capsule Reviews) [19.Aug.07]
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