Thursday, December 23 2010
The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.
Wednesday, December 15 2010
As in past years, Africa continues to dominate the world music scene in 2010 -- or at least, it seems to dominate Western perceptions of what "world music" might be. That said, the new vinyl archeology could be seen at work in all areas and all eras of recorded music.
Wednesday, June 9 2010
More glorious noise from the Congotronic stars. If you wondered whether you needed another Konono album, check out "Konono Wa Wa Wa" and have your mind blown.
Thursday, January 26 2006
Their music accepts the distortion, overtones, and surprising sonorities of contemporary life, but re-imagines instrumental power from the trash heap of modernity.