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Tuesday, October 28 2014

Populous: Night Safari

Night Safari is a record of memorable moments interspersed with randomness. Or, worse, little of actual substance.


Friday, October 17 2014

Ry Cooder: Soundtracks

Rhino’s seven CD retrospective box set Soundtracks covers off the bulk of Ry Cooder’s ‘80s film work. Interesting and varied, this is a worthy re-issue.


Friday, October 10 2014

Benyoro: Benyoro

A razor-sharp group of six instrumentalists founded by a Californian who plays djeli n'goni and guitar.


Monday, September 29 2014

Nawa: Ancient Sufi Invocations and Forgotten Songs from Aleppo

Not a long album, but potent.


Wednesday, October 2 2013

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.


Sunday, July 21 2013

Gogol Bordello: Pura Vida Conspiracy

Gypsy folk punk may be too idiosyncratic to ever be mainstream. That said, if there ever was a Gogol Bordello album that deserves to launch them onto American radio waves, it’s Pura Vida Conspiracy.


Tuesday, May 14 2013

A Hawk and a Hacksaw: You Have Already Gone to the Other World

Albuquerque Europhiles A Hawk and a Hacksaw have recorded an imagined soundtrack to Sergei Parajanov's classic film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, with intoxicating and challenging results.


Tuesday, April 30 2013

The Heliocentrics: 13 Degrees of Reality

13 Degrees of Reality is a cerebral and ambitious album that greatly benefits from stylistic non-conformity.


Monday, April 22 2013

Ólöf Arnalds: Sudden Elevation

On her third full length Ólöf Arnalds marries tradition and innovation. The language she does it in hardly matters.


Tuesday, April 9 2013

No Flamenco: An Interview with Mice Parade’s Adam Pierce

Seven albums and 15 years into his career as Mice Parade, Adam Pierce refuses to be pigeonholed, hemmed in or even defined by critical expectations.


Various Artists: 101 Things to Do in Bongolia (Capsule Reviews) [28.Sep.11]
Gojogo: 28,000 Days (Capsule Reviews) [18.Sep.11]
Ana Moura: Coliseu (Reviews) [13.Jun.11]
Paolo Fresu: Mistico Mediterraneo (Capsule Reviews) [21.Mar.11]
Omar Souleyman: Jazeera Nights (Reviews) [15.Dec.10]
Tony Allen: Secret Agent (Reviews) [26.May.10]
Ana Moura: Leva-me aos Fados (Reviews) [4.May.10]
Cesária Évora: Nha Sentimento (Reviews) [22.Mar.10]
Whitefield Brothers: Earthology (Capsule Reviews) [16.Mar.10]
Daby Balde: Le Marigot Club Dakar (Reviews) [11.Mar.10]
Khaled: Liberté (Reviews) [11.Oct.09]
Kronos Quartet: Floodplain (Reviews) [6.Aug.09]
Dobet Gnahoré: Na Afriki (Reviews) [25.Jun.07]
Benjamin Escoriza: Alevanta! (Reviews) [7.May.07]
Vusi Mahlasela: Guiding Star (Reviews) [22.Apr.07]
Stephen Marley: Mind Control (Reviews) [19.Apr.07]
The Marleys and Mind Control (Columns) [4.Apr.07]
Tinariwen: Aman Iman (Reviews) [15.Mar.07]
Desert Trance (Columns) [7.Dec.06]
Tartit: Abacabok (Reviews) [9.Nov.06]
Tinariwen: Amassakoul (Reviews) [4.Jan.05]
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