Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

Locked In: An Interview with Electronic Producer Lee Gamble

"I like the alchemy of the whole thing. You have nothing and you build something and keep working and it feels like yours."

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TOKiMONSTA: Lune Rouge

TOKiMONSTA strikes a balance between pain and peace on Lune Rouge, her fullest and most diverse work yet.

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Lindstrøm: It’s Alright Between Us As It Is

The Norwegian electronic producer's first solo album in a half decade finds him replacing "space disco" with cool, '80s-influenced arrangements.

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Dave Douglas with the Westerlies and Anwar Marshall: Little Giant Still Life

Dave Douglas doesn't pass the torch to the Westerlies. They both already possess the same flame.

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Del Sol String Quartet: Dark Queen Mantra

Featuring a shining collaboration with Terry Riley, the Del Sol String Quartet have produced an excellent new music recording during their 25th year as an ensemble.

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Ravi Coltrane and SFJazz Honor John Coltrane with A Love Supreme

Considering that Coltrane only played the classic composition in its entirety a single time (at a 1965 show in France), it’s a work of art that remains ripe for further interpretation.

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12 Oct 2017 // 2:20 AM

Kiasmos: Blurred EP

Kiasmos creates a spellbinding, affecting electronic EP with songs that are given space to bloom.

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11 Oct 2017 // 11:30 AM

Shigeto - “Barry White” feat. ZelooperZ (Singles Going Steady)

Shigeto’s polished beats set an intriguing stage for ZelooperZ, whose sharp sense of rhythm makes for nimble rapping.

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9 Oct 2017 // 8:35 AM

Mike Stern: Trip

Mike Stern has fallen. Trip shows that he can get back up just fine.

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Sprung from a $36 Ukulele: ‘Joni: The Anthology’

If Joan Baez was the purest folkie, Judy Collins the chanteuse, then Joni Mitchell was probably the siren.

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Kamasi Washington: Harmony of Difference

Compared to Kamasi Washington's previous record, The Epic, the duration of the trip might have been minimized, but the scope and purpose of the artist has not wearied in Harmony of Difference.

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9 Oct 2017 // 7:54 AM

Kelela: Take Me Apart

Kelela's excellent debut manages to evoke megastar crooners from decades past, cyborgs from the future, and, unmistakably, the defining sounds of pop music's present.

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Forest Swords - “Congregate” b/w “Free” (video)

Forest Swords offers up "Congregate" b/w "Free" single to benefit relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

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Human Existence, in One Album: Ólafur Arnalds’ ‘Eulogy for Evolution’ Ten Years Later

Ólafur Arnalds' stunning debut Eulogy for Evolution, still his masterpiece, remains a gorgeous and disquieting vision of human life.

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Counting the Stars: Treasured Singer-Songwriter Brenda Russell Shares Her Story

A composer of the Tony-winning musical The Color Purple, Brenda Russell revisits her rare solo album Love Life (1981), while legends like Roberta Flack, David Foster, and Valerie Simpson join PopMatters for an exclusive tribute to her career.

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5 Oct 2017 // 7:37 AM

Ledisi: Let Love Rule

Ledisi sings with emotional swoops. She lets her voice climb the scales and create beats that emphasize strong feelings.

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Machinedrum - “1 2 B Needed feat. Roses Gabor” (Singles Going Steady)

This destructo cut-and-paste track could only arrive in a post-Skrillex world.

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4 Oct 2017 // 10:30 AM

Goldfrapp - “Everything Is Never Enough” (Singles Going Steady)

Goldfrapp expertly balances crisp sound quality and computer-softened vocals for a dreamy club feel and that makes the wasteland seem like a happening place.

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4 Oct 2017 // 2:15 AM

Tricky: ununiform

Looking back signals hope for the future.

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From the Music, to the Word, to the Body in Motion: ‘Epistrophies’

Epistrophies teaches us to listen for how creative ideas are translated across media and offers tools for identifying and understanding insights that arise from such translations.

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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