Tuesday, October 28 2014
Night Safari is a record of memorable moments interspersed with randomness. Or, worse, little of actual substance.
Friday, October 17 2014
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
A razor-sharp group of six instrumentalists founded by a Californian who plays djeli n'goni and guitar.
Monday, September 29 2014
Not a long album, but potent.
Wednesday, October 2 2013
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
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
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
13 Degrees of Reality is a cerebral and ambitious album that greatly benefits from stylistic non-conformity.
Monday, April 22 2013
On her third full length Ólöf Arnalds marries tradition and innovation. The language she does it in hardly matters.
Tuesday, April 9 2013
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.