Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

17 May 2017 // 12:30 PM

Make America Cool Again

Joel Dinerstein's The Origins of Cool in Postwar America is an oddly reassuring handbook for the future of resistance

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17 May 2017 // 8:46 AM

Lord RAJA: Amadeus EP

If you're going to so publicly announce that your music is a reaction to something, that music should stand on its own as such a reaction.

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Jenny Scheinman: Here on Earth

The 15 tracks here take the listener on an aural journey to the gritty past where the connections between being brave and realistic, courageous and coarse, liquored up and stone sober, are all part of the continuum of daily life.

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Passing Masters of Jazz: Arthur Blythe and Larry Coryell

Jazz long ago lost its early geniuses of swing and bebop. Now masters from the '70s and onward are starting to pass, too. Remembering Arthur Blythe and Larry Coryell.

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Goldfrapp Offer Up a Dance Party at Brooklyn Steel

Goldfrapp turned Brooklyn Steel into a hot and sticky dance party for two nights.

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Violinist Regina Carter Explores the Beauty of Ella Fitzgerald’s Music

Carter’s new recording pays homage to the supreme vocalist, who -- at first glance -- might not seem to have been an obvious influence on the world’s pre-eminent jazz violinist.

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Goldfrapp - “Anymore” (Ralphi Rosario Tek Vocal Mix) (premiere)

Goldfrapp drop a hot new remix of their hit "Anymore" that's destined for clubs the world over.

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10 May 2017 // 6:34 AM

Clark: Death Peak

Death Peak is an album-length argument for Clark's assertion that the human voice is "the most perfect synth".

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10 May 2017 // 6:23 AM

Nite Jewel: Real High

Further refining her sound and losing the murk that made her previous releases blog favorites, Real High finds Nite Jewel’s Ramona Gonzalez easing just that much closer to the mainstream.

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9 May 2017 // 7:35 AM

Sevdaliza: Ison

After two otherworldly EPs and a handful of surreal videos, Sevdaliza lets loose with Ison, a captivating dive into darkness, humanity, and downtempo beats.

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5 May 2017 // 8:57 AM

Forest Swords: Compassion

Forest Swords offers a dazzling, evocative album that acts as the perfect soundtrack to the precarious times we live in.

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3 May 2017 // 10:15 AM

Sampha’s Sonic Serenity Is All About the Process

If there’s one major takeaway Sampha says he garnered from creating his album it was learning to embrace the spirit of collaboration.

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Lone: Ambivert Tools Volume One EP

If artists like Jon Hopkins or even Burial have crafted odes to the club scene that depict it as a meaningful and beautiful experience, Ambivert Tools too often sounds like a hollow caricature.

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Linda May Han Oh: Walk Against Wind

On her fourth album as a leader, one of the best young bass players in music provides equally superb compositions that use silence and texture with the wisdom of an elder.

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1 May 2017 // 11:00 AM

Mount Kimbie - “We Go Home Together” (Singles Going Steady)

"We Go Home Together" is a haunting song that floats and glides like wind in a dilapidated, abandoned building, sending shivers up your spine.

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1 May 2017 // 9:50 AM

Miles Okazaki: Trickster

The jazz guitarist has made his best record, marrying the Steve Coleman sensibility with so many other influences and serving up songs for an ideal quartet featuring Craig Taborn, Sean Rickman, and Anthony Tidd.

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Helado Negro: Private Energy (Expanded)

Floating electronics and strong social messages make an exquisite combination on the latest dynamic update from Helado Negro.

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28 Apr 2017 // 9:33 AM

Ryuichi Sakamoto: async

The celebrated composer is back from a recent health scare with his first solo album in eight years, and it's a dark, eerie, ethereal beauty.

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“A Reflection of Your Internal Life”: A Conversation with CFCF and Jean-Michel Blais

Fresh off their collaborative EP, Cascades, CFCF's Michael Silver and pianist Jean-Michel Blais spoke with PopMatters about their collaborative process, what to do in Montreal, and much more.

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Colin Stetson: All This I Do For Glory

On his most recent release, Stetson produces some of the most intense expressions of his virtuosity.

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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

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"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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