Wednesday, October 15 2014
He's almost single-handedly invented the Blaxploitation film genre, but as his recent collaboration with Heliocentrics proves, Melvin Van Peebles is so much more than simply a filmmaker in command of his craft.
Monday, September 29 2014
On In the Orbit of Ra Sun Ra collaborator and Arkestra member Marshall Allen presents a portrait of the jazz legend every bit as complicated and strange as a cross-section of his reality could possibly be.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
13 Degrees of Reality is a cerebral and ambitious album that greatly benefits from stylistic non-conformity.
Thursday, October 1 2009
Fourteen hymns from the heavenly church of rare groove.
Tuesday, November 6 2007
The jazz experimental outfit, The Heliocentrics, dares to try the new astral sound but still lands a debut grounded in grooves.
Monday, March 8 2004
If the film is the definitive model of where blaxploitation intersects with sci-fi, as it has so often been regarded, then 2003 was an appropriate year for its return.