Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

20 Jan 2011 // 8:59 PM

Plunge: Tin Fish Tango

Drums? We don't need no stinking drums to make groovy jazz!

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18 Jan 2011 // 8:59 PM

Supersilent: 10

Improvised soundscapes from a group impressively in sync, in a more somber setting than usual.

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Mary Halvorson Quintet: Saturn Sings

Great albums can be made of equal parts talent and inspiration. Guitarist Mary Halvorson has one of these.

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Various Artists: Permanent Vacation Selected Label Works 2

The Permanent Vacation label is like a loaf of bread, steadily rising. A sampler like this is a good way of getting caught up.

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5 Jan 2011 // 8:56 PM

Klangwart: Sommer

Sommer collects new and old electro-acoustic experiments from Klangwart.

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Christopher Rau: Asper Clouds

Christopher Rau's productions on Asper Clouds are pretty enough, but they fall short of achieving "memorable" status.

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15 Dec 2010 // 9:00 PM

Norah Jones: ...Featuring

What does it sound like to be a guest at your own party? This collection reveals that it is quite a variable affair.

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9 Dec 2010 // 8:58 PM

Scott Amendola Trio: Lift

Scott Amendola, the heir apparent to Art Blakey, finally makes a new album after five years. His band is smaller, but his sound continues to grow.

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7 Dec 2010 // 8:57 PM

Arkhonia: Trails/Traces

The virtues of "drift studies" glide with great ease and depth on Arkhonia's Trails/Traces.

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6 Dec 2010 // 9:00 PM

Danilo Pérez: Providencia

The Panamanian pianist offers his richest and most detailed recording.

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6 Dec 2010 // 8:58 PM

Max Cooper: Expressions

Max Cooper's tech house is never subtle, even when it comes from a temperate place.

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Having been in the music business for over 40 years, Roscoe Mitchell isn't about to paint himself into a corner just yet.

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Sun Airway: Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier

Sun Airway delivers a genuinely beautiful record, meant for the summer but a perfect gift for the winter.

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‘Frank Sinatra: Concert Collection’ The Master at Work, Captured Here

These live performances demonstrate Frank Sinatra's constant transformation; from the Jersey wiseguy monologues to singing that lays bare his soul, as though he’s shining a spotlight down a well.

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17 Nov 2010 // 9:00 PM

Girl Talk: All Day

Girl Talk returns with a surprise (and free) new album of mash-up fervor, but the formula's wearing thin by now.

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14 Nov 2010 // 8:56 PM

Bee Vs. Moth: Acronymous

Throughout Acronymous there are musical allusions to Don Caballero, Herb Alpert, Ornette Coleman, and, maybe distantly, a more raucous Calexico. In any case, their Austin roots are strong.

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Louis Armstrong: Hello, Louis! The Hit Years (1963-1969)

Nobody can explain why “Hello Dolly” hit #1 in 1964. But then, nobody can explain why Louis Armstrong didn't hit #1 all the time.

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Lake Street Dive: Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive is an astonishingly strong record, one that at times recalls the work of mid-period Chicago or Steely Dan or any variety of ‘70s AM-radio gold staples.

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Wyatt, Atzmon & Stephen: ...for the Ghosts Within

On the one hand, a thrilling collaboration between three brilliant, distinctive musicians; on the other, glorious evidence of the singular way in which Robert Wyatt continues to find wonder in the world.

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3 Nov 2010 // 9:22 AM

SBTRKT: Step In Shadows

Masked producer SBTRKT establishes lasting moods with dense builds and ambitious arrangements.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

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"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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