Wednesday, October 2 2013
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.
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.
Monday, September 16 2013
The gutsy, exuberant alto player emerges again with a heady mix of world sounds.
Friday, September 13 2013
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.
Wednesday, September 11 2013
The acclaimed queen of Maghreb music releases a double-disc compilation of her most potent and genre-defying material.
They just don't make albums like this one anymore, retrospective or otherwise. Procure it before it's gone.
Tuesday, September 10 2013
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.
Friday, September 6 2013
Scandinavian dream-pop trio delivers one of the year's great records.
Wednesday, August 28 2013
Jazz/hip-hop fusion that creates a hypnotic, minimal groove, with some thrilling variety.
Tuesday, August 27 2013
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.