Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

26 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Small Black: New Chain

Small Black blends elements of shoe gaze and New Wave revivalism to often remarkable results, but sometimes get carried away by chill-wave atmospherics.

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Sarah Wilson: Trapeze Project

Up-and-coming jazz musician Sarah Wilson wants to have it both ways, but a singular approach would benefit her style more.

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Download a Drip Audio Sampler for Yourself

In the past I have sang the praises of the Canadian label Drip Audio, home of No More Shapes, Inhabitants, Fond of Tigers, and lots

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The Hundred in the Hands: The Hundred in the Hands

Brooklyn-based duo the Hundred in the Hands create a debut album that seeks to move your hips by borrowing from any number of electro-genres.

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4 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Manu Katche: Third Round

Third Round is a rare accomplishment: an instrumental, smooth jazz album where you can actually remember the melodies and hum them later. It's also one where the reward outweighs the effort.

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2 Oct 2010 // 8:57 PM

Polar Bear: Peepers

This isn't your father's jazz.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green: Apex

The student and the master of the alto sax record together. By listening alone, it's hard to tell which is which.

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26 Sep 2010 // 9:00 PM

Grandchildren: Everlasting

Animal Collective acolytes make an album that's not much more than the sum of its influences' parts.

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22 Sep 2010 // 8:56 PM

Nathan Eklund Group: Coin Flip

On Coin Flip, the Nathan Eklund Group play jazz that's sometimes long and mostly snazzy, full of fluttery trumpet rides for the Starbucks crowd.

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Garrison Fewell’s Variable Density Sound Orchestra: Sound Particle 47

Garrison Fewell's second album with his tumultuous gang of horn-blowers and noisemakers is a jubilant cacophony that compromises absolutely nothing!

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Various Artists: Ninja Tune XX

Outside the Ninja Tune "sound" is where the real treats of these compilations lie.

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19 Sep 2010 // 9:00 PM

PVT: Church With No Magic

PVT, representing legendary electronic label Warp Records, make an album of mind-bending and energizing music that defies genre.

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The lead off track for Either/Orchestra’s latest album Mood Music for Time Travellers, “The (one of a kind) Shimmy”, is available for free

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Catalyst: The Complete Recordings, Volumes 1 & 2

1970s Philly jazz act Catalyst now has the means to break out of its formidable critical and cult following into worldwide acclaim.

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Chris Massey’s Nue Jazz Project: Vibrainium

Chris Massey leads a slinky outfit through original compositions as well as covers of Henderson and Corea.

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Electric Sunset: Electric Sunset

Former Desolation Wilderness frontman Nicolas Zwart creates an album of bedroom electro-pop that's too polite for its own good.

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Suresh Singaratnam: Lost in New York

Singaratnam’s Lost in New York is an experiment in jazz that is too classically-influenced to be called experimental.

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The Shock Heard ‘Round the World: ‘Bitches Brew’ Turns 40

For a lot of the critics with whom this work never registered, Bitches Brew signified the first time a butterfly turned back into a caterpillar. In actuality, the moves Miles made as the ‘70s began seem, with the benefit of hindsight, like magnetic fields pulling him into the future -- and taking music with him.

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Mike Reed’s People, Places, and Things: Crafting Creative Live Jazz with ‘Stories and Negotiations’

Mike Reed’s People, Places, and Things present a bold vision of not just what improvised music has been in the past, but what it can be in the future.

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Asura & Anenon: Silver Trees/Damiel

There is room to grow at Non Projects, but green-ish producers/multi-instrumentalists Asura & Anenon have things mostly figured out.

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