Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

7 May 2014 // 11:30 AM

Thomas Azier: Hylas

Retro-gazing electronic pop of the broad-stroked, emotive variety, the debut LP of Berlin-based, Dutch musician Thomas Azier is one of the most confident debuts by a male electronic artist in ages.

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The Souljazz Orchestra: Inner Fire

Eclectic, showing an appealing musical restlessness, Inner Fire is both enjoyable and exceptional.

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18 Mar 2014 // 10:50 AM

Steve Aoki, Diplo and Deorro - “Freak” (feat. Steve Bays)

EDM powerhouses Steve Aoki, Diplo and Deorro make a play for 2014 dancefloor dominance with "Freak".

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Anne: Pulling Chain

These songs are dull, forgettable, and mostly interchangeable.

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Mark McGuire: Along the Way

Along the Way is always pretty, but rarely beautiful.

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How Can a Listener Ignore the Influence of the Market on the Beautiful Art of Jazz?

Some will tar a record with being “commercial” due to preset notions of what one might think an artist should be doing, rather than listening for what he actually is doing.

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Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy’s Big 4

One of Dizzy’s wonderful mid-career dates for Pablo gets a reissue.

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Oneohtrix Point Never: R Plus Seven

In brief, R Plus Seven deemphasizes Replica’s sense of walled-off claustrophobia, letting thick puddles of light filter into Lopatin’s lair of sound.

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Travels in Sound: The Globetrotting Music of Don Cherry

The jazz world found its most intrepid explorer in Don Cherry, an adventurous sonic provocateur whose worldly exploits re-drew lines all over the musical map.

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Kenny Garrett: Pushing the World Away

The gutsy, exuberant alto player emerges again with a heady mix of world sounds.

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Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks

Hesitation Marks is a necessary addition to the Nine Inch Nails oeuvre, even though the initial reaction to it might be one of befuddlement or WTF?-ness.

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Natacha Atlas: Habibi: Classics and Collaborations

The acclaimed queen of Maghreb music releases a double-disc compilation of her most potent and genre-defying material.

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S.O.S. (John Surman, Mike Osborne, Alan Skidmore): Looking for the Next One

They just don't make albums like this one anymore, retrospective or otherwise. Procure it before it's gone.

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10 Sep 2013 // 2:04 AM

Blondes: Swisher

What makes Swisher interesting is that it's an album rooted in place, terra firma if you will, and the people who populate that place or places.

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6 Sep 2013 // 2:03 AM

Postiljonen: Skyer

Scandinavian dream-pop trio delivers one of the year's great records.

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28 Aug 2013 // 10:03 PM

Derrick Hodge: Live Today

Jazz/hip-hop fusion that creates a hypnotic, minimal groove, with some thrilling variety.

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“I’m Not an Old Moldy Fig, I’m Down with Everything”: An Interview with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a musical institution. On their new album, That's It!, original compositions come into play, and with the likes of Jim James, no less. Tubist and double bassist Ben Jaffe tells PopMatters all about it.

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: Get Lost VI

Overall it’s a mildly paced mix but one of the more consistent and enjoyable to come out this year.

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Albert Ayler: Live on the Riviera

If art imitates life, then Live on the Riviera is full of life... the thorny kind.

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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe: 31 July 2013 - Stateline, NV

Phish aftershow parties have become something of a cottage industry in recent years and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is one of the best outfits on the planet for such duty.

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