Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

Dave Chisholm’s Wildly Imaginative Audio/visual Experience, ‘Instrumental’

An allegorical exploration of the idea of just how far some musicians will go to “make it”, Instrumental takes things to the extreme.

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Rudimental - “Sun Comes Up” feat. James Arthur (Singles Going Steady)

Arthur's laid-back vocal style here is what drives the song from forgettable territory into "I wouldn't turn it off if I heard it on the radio."

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Art Feynman: Blast Off Through the Wicker

Musical enigma, Art Feynman, gets rhythmic on his bold debut.

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The Ed Palermo Big Band: The Great Un-American Songbook: Volumes I & II

Zappa-indebted big band leader Ed Palermo carries his singular vision across the pond, taking on the British Invasion and more in strikingly original fashion.

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The Teddy Charles/Teddy Cohen Jazz Map of Random Finds and Significant Directions

I take a chance on the unknown used records of Shenzhen and Los Angeles and unwittingly connect the dots, opening up the wide but previously obscured vistas of post-bebop history.

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24 Jul 2017 // 2:20 AM

Gaudi: Magnetic

The producer's interplay between drum and bass forms the album's heart. A resonant, visceral listen.

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Laura Nyro: A Little Magic, A Little Kindness - The Complete Mono Albums

Nyro herself was known to prefer the mono versions that would sound good on a cheap radio, so this does honor her spirit.

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Chicago/London Underground: A Night Walking Through Mirrors

Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor have done it again, this time by teaming up with two London musicians. But what on earth is "it"?!

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Art Pepper: Presents “West Coast Sessions” Volumes 3 and 4

These late-career Art Pepper reissues offer the chance to reevaluate the genius of the troubled saxophonist’s remarkable final years.

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18 Jul 2017 // 8:07 AM

Kneebody: Anti-Hero

Kneebody pit their maverick tendencies against the vast languages of modern jazz.

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Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift in Decorum - Live at the Village Vanguard

Our most intriguing young trumpet player, live and with just a rhythm section, making magic.

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Jaco Pastorius: Truth, Liberty & Soul

Captured at the height of their strength as a live unit, Truth, Liberty & Soul proves an excellent showcase for both Jaco Pastorius and the Word of Mouth Big Band.

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14 Jul 2017 // 8:01 AM

Quindar: Hip Mobility

Space is the place. On Hip Mobility, Quindar's two-man instrumental combo provide a lush, futuristic soundtrack of NASA's glory days.

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12 Jul 2017 // 11:33 AM

Oneohtrix Point Never - “The Pure and the Damned” (ft. Iggy Pop)

"The Pure and the Damned" is majestic and awe-inspiring. Why can’t more collaborations turn out like this?

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Ryan Keberle and Catharsis: Find the Common, Shine a Light

The trombonist's superb quintet is now both more political and more lush in arrangement. One of the music's best bands just got better.

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12 Jul 2017 // 7:59 AM

Ex Eye: Ex Eye

Led by Colin Stetson and augmented by drummer Greg Fox, Ex Eye makes a black metal/jazz amalgam that is cathartic in its athleticism.

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11 Jul 2017 // 2:30 AM

Christopher Willits Is Enveloped in Spherical Sound

Ambient composer Christopher Willits wants to surround you in sound that comes from every direction. He talks with us about spatial audio, his latest album, Horizon, and the healing power of music.

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10 Jul 2017 // 8:29 AM

White Sea: Tropical Odds

White Sea's debut separated her sound from her previous work with M83, but the lush, morose dance-pop of her piecemeal sophomore effort paints her as a truly compelling pop figure.

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30 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Lapalux: Ruinism

Lapalux frees himself from routine and expectation on standout electronic album.

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29 Jun 2017 // 8:33 AM

Eivind Opsvik: Overseas V

The Norwegian bassist has created a funhouse environment for improvisation, as Overseas V is a perfect example of the kind of hybrid music that jazz has become in 2017.

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