Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

Oneohtrix Point Never: R Plus Seven

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.

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Travels in Sound: The Globetrotting Music of Don Cherry

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.

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Kenny Garrett: Pushing the World Away

The gutsy, exuberant alto player emerges again with a heady mix of world sounds.

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Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks

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.

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Natacha Atlas: Habibi: Classics and Collaborations

The acclaimed queen of Maghreb music releases a double-disc compilation of her most potent and genre-defying material.

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S.O.S. (John Surman, Mike Osborne, Alan Skidmore): Looking for the Next One

They just don't make albums like this one anymore, retrospective or otherwise. Procure it before it's gone.

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10 Sep 2013 // 2:04 AM

Blondes: Swisher

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.

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6 Sep 2013 // 2:03 AM

Postiljonen: Skyer

Scandinavian dream-pop trio delivers one of the year's great records.

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28 Aug 2013 // 10:03 PM

Derrick Hodge: Live Today

Jazz/hip-hop fusion that creates a hypnotic, minimal groove, with some thrilling variety.

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“I’m Not an Old Moldy Fig, I’m Down with Everything”: An Interview with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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.

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: Get Lost VI

Overall it’s a mildly paced mix but one of the more consistent and enjoyable to come out this year.

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Albert Ayler: Live on the Riviera

If art imitates life, then Live on the Riviera is full of life... the thorny kind.

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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe: 31 July 2013 - Stateline, NV

Phish aftershow parties have become something of a cottage industry in recent years and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is one of the best outfits on the planet for such duty.

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25 Aug 2013 // 10:04 PM

Silkie: The Lost Tapes Vol 1

With eight singles and his two City Limits albums released on the DEEP MEDi label to date, Silkie is truly a stalwart in Mala’s army of bass pressure junkies.

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22 Aug 2013 // 10:04 PM

Moderat: II

Germany’s reigning electronic kings Modeselektor and Apparat unite yet again for II, a collection of danceable yet curiously melancholy tracks. Amidst the moody fray, however, are some would-be pop hits that show just how far these guys have come along.

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22 Aug 2013 // 7:30 AM

Lace Curtain: Falling/Running

Australian trio Lace Curtain's debut 12" for Mexican Summer, Falling/Running, incorporates a wide range of influences from electronic music, spanning '80s synth pop and contemporary groups such as Light Asylum.

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Safety Scissors: In a Manner of Sleeping

In a Manner of Sleeping is, in a manner of speaking, the most tiresome and mind-numbing ambient techno album that you’ll hear this year.

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Will Calhoun: Life in This World

Living life and making music on his own terms has made Will Calhoun an artist worthy of our consideration and gratitude.

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Joel Harrison 19: Infinite Possibility

It may have required getting 19 musicians on the payroll, but Joel Harrison has recorded a masterpiece.

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Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans: Mechanical Malfunction

Percussion/Guitar/Trumpet playing no/free jazz that is exciting/terrific.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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