Tuesday, February 15 2011
Joan Wasser's third album with her Joan As Police Woman proves a dense listen, but one that rewards patience and attention with gems of blues and soul for the new decade.
While it might not be the best place to start your foray into classic R&B, Wasa Wasa is still a respectable collection, not to mention fun as hell.
Tuesday, February 8 2011
Com Truise is never far from a long-discontinued synthesizer or a 1980s VHS tape.
Wednesday, February 2 2011
"Levels" has Flying Lotus’s sonic fingerprints all over it, even if he was only involved with a "re-edit" here.
Tuesday, January 11 2011
Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! offers the screeching guitar tones and blurting organs you'd expect, with spirited and blissful head trips peppering its 20 thoroughly researched selections.
Monday, December 20 2010
The band No BS! Brass is no-nonsense in its approach. That could explain the album title.
Monday, December 6 2010
Reminds me of Sally Nyolo's Studio Cameroon -- not the music itself, but the feel of the album, the impression that these people have been invited to perform with no particular mandate.
Tuesday, November 30 2010
Freekbass explains the "funktronica" sound and discusses his work with Headtronics, who recently appeared at Moogfest.
Thursday, November 11 2010
Lake Street Dive is an astonishingly strong record, one that at times recalls the work of mid-period Chicago or Steely Dan or any variety of ‘70s AM-radio gold staples.
Monday, November 8 2010
Nocturne is a murky Drexciya album by Onmutu Mechanicks gone dub, minimal, and without the thrashing TR-808.