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Wednesday, October 12 2011

Roedelius: Plays Piano (Live in London 1985)

Given Roedelius' skill on the ivories and the beautiful sound of the Steinway Grand which he plays, Plays Piano is a pretty listen, even if structurally it is confusing.


Monday, March 14 2011

Various Artists: Funky Fräuleins Vol.2: 1968 - 1981

The compilation is strongest at those moments when one of the Fräuleins erupts with a sincere and full-bodied boom.


Sunday, August 1 2010

Ougenweide: Herzsprung

The raw, 1970s prog-touches of the earlier Ougenweide albums have been scaled back, but a love of inventive instrumentation remains on Herzsprung.


Sunday, July 18 2010

Phantom Band: Phantom Band / Freedom of Speech

At its best, Cologne's Phantom Band offered a sense of what Can might have sounded like had the group pursued its original vision into the 1980s.


Wednesday, May 26 2010

How to Live In the German Federal Republic

Life and how to live it: a subtle yet humorous critique of West German society (and by proxy, of western capitalist societies).


Sunday, November 8 2009

Mary Roos: Amour Toujours: The French Song Collection 1972-1975

Her songs are designed to be heard once and wiggle themselves into your brain.


Sunday, December 16 2007

Chica and the Folder: Under the Balcony

Chica and the Folder is a kind of new wave electronic boniness warmed over and fleshed out with the kidneys and blood of South America.


Sunday, June 10 2007

Hauschka: Versions of the Prepared Piano

To really love it I'd have to enjoy Tarwater's "World of Things to Touch" as much as I like "Para Bien" and I don't, I can't.


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