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Wednesday, October 15 2014

Sweetback in the Cosmos: An Interview with Melvin Van Peebles

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

Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra

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

The Heliocentrics: 13 Degrees of Reality

13 Degrees of Reality is a cerebral and ambitious album that greatly benefits from stylistic non-conformity.


Thursday, October 1 2009

Various Artists: Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal, and Deep Jazz from the Underground 1968-1977

Fourteen hymns from the heavenly church of rare groove.


Tuesday, November 6 2007

The Heliocentrics: Out There

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

Space Is the Place (1974)

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.


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