Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

Kenny Barron: Kenny Barron & The Brazilian Knights

Legendary pianist Kenny Barron and a talented group of Brazilian musicians deliver a fine Brazilian jazz album.

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A Little Shire Within Themselves: ‘We Are Modeselektor’

Far from a basic VH1 “behind-the-scenes look”, We Are Modeselektor gives a human face to the cool digital glitches of Modeselektor’s sound.

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25 Jul 2013 // 10:04 PM

Skinny Puppy: Weapon

The record is pretty downright accessible and a gateway entry point for anyone remotely interested in the band, dialing down the experimental edges that Skinny Puppy was sometimes known for.

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Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble: The Space Between

I plunged the universe's consciousness and all I got was this CD/DVD package.

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Denny Zeitlin: Both/And: Solo Electro-Acoustic Adventures

Nothing in Denny Zeitlin's Sunnyside tenure will prepare you for this.

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17 Jul 2013 // 6:30 AM

Sally Shapiro: Elsewhere

Elsewhere is a full remix album of tracks from Swedish disco duo Sally Shapiro that already originally appeared on their record, Somewhere Else, released earlier this year.

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Jaimeo Brown: Transcendence

Brown benefits from his restlessness, which helps craft Transcendence as one the best jazz albums of 2013.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: 9 July 2013 - McKittrick Hotel, NY (photos)

Celebrating the release of their first album with all original compositions That's It!, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band returned to the McKittrick Hotel for a seven night residency. If Tuesday was any indication, every night is gonna have you on your feet.

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Jonathan Finlayson and Sicilian Defense: Moment & the Message

A superb and daring trumpeter makes a long-awaited debut.

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Deptford Goth: Life After Defo

Deptford Goth has an ear for sad-eyed electro-pop hooks, a knack for synthesizer-driven production flair, and the ability to merge the two, conveniently, in his own living room.

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Ideas on the Ephemeral in Live Electronic Music

We take a look at how improvisatory genres such as jazz have embraced the one-off performance and how live electronic musicians can incorporate more ephemeral elements.

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8 Jul 2013 // 10:05 PM

Maps: Vicissitude

For an album purportedly about change, and is even named after it, Vicissitude is a case of plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That’s It!

Behold, the first album by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of all new tunes. Stir it in with some colorful beads and hard liquor, and you may never know the difference.

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Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker

Consistent and enjoyable, The Cooker serves as a triumphant showcase of top-rate musicianship.

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Rip Rig & Panic - “Sunken Love” (song review)

The fun-loving, anarchic jazz-punkers projected their sumptiously cool slice of post-punk pop into the future with 1983's "Sunken Love", a number that was jaw-droppingly far ahead of its time.

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30 Jun 2013 // 10:02 PM

Morris Cowan: Six Degrees

Morris Cowan is an artist who defies the bland expectations so often lumped onto electronic musicians, in the process creating some of the most thought provoking, exciting and most importantly, vitally fresh music of the last few years.

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Satoko Fujii Ma-Do: Time Stands Still / Satoko Fujii New Trio: Spring Storm

One band ends, another one begins. Oh, the sweet sorrow their albums bring.

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24 Jun 2013 // 10:03 PM

Feathers: If All Now Here

If All Now Here is an album that ends up hiding it's most compelling elements – Anastasia Dimou's voice, the glassy-eyed lyrics – in a too-devoted love of electronic pop excess.

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Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962

These performances are an often fascinating listen, twisting songs we've heard plenty of times before into something fresh through youthful zeal and, probably, nervous energy.

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The Fearless Trumpeter: An Interview with Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard is more than a brilliant jazz trumpeter. His long-standing quintet is one of the most flexible groups in jazz, and his work as a composer of film soundtracks is distinctive.

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