Tuesday, August 28 2007
"Miles wanted to hear me. That set me free."
Thursday, August 23 2007
Digitalism truly clicks when its signature sound is all that is required to make a certain track function.
A young organist for Japan who swings for herself.
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Though the CD bears his name, saxophonist Byars allows his quartet to solo, at length, on each of the album’s eight tracks. This could be an asset, but the musicians sound like they’re wandering through each instrument, trying to grab inspiration from the air.
Friday, August 17 2007
Monday, August 13 2007
The jazz guitarist -- with Wilco, his trios, or anyone else -- opens up a conversation about how to keep this music living.
Thursday, August 9 2007
Strategy's vision of "future rock", it seems, derives its vocals from the vocoders of Kraftwerk, its ambience from the kraut of Can, and its groove from the spaceship Funkadelic.
Tuesday, August 7 2007
Svoy has a wonderful idea of who he wants to be, but he spends so much of the album trying to live up to that standard that he seems to forget what makes his best songs so great in the first place.
It is uplifting to hear modern jazz that is at once both easily accessible and startling creative.
Wednesday, August 1 2007
Apparat masters the art of balance, and does a bit too good a job of it.