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Monday, Mar 16, 2009

Hot dog.  Four brand spanking new videos from one of the most exciting electronic jam band hybrids in the world today. Jason “Bong-Ra” Köhnen and his pals are in the process of creating something truly special.  Here’s what I said about their latest EP: “As great as the debut record was, everything about this EP teaser for the upcoming sophomore full-length on Ad Noiseam indicates it will be a superior product. The production is that much more spooky, rich, and atmospheric, and the song structure that much more purposeful and realized. It seems they have struck a perfect symmetry in the studio as a group, feeding off one another and performing cohesively. There is not a wasted moment to be heard. Mutations will slide its greasy fingers up your spine and linger there until you like it.”


The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - “Avian Lungs”


The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - “Shadows”


The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - “Goya (Live in Budapest 2008)”


The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - “The Nothing Changes (Live in Budapest 2008)”


Just for contrast, here’s what Jason Köhnen does when he’s not jamming with the Ensemble…


Bong-Ra - “Jo Bench”


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Monday, Mar 16, 2009

Austin’s Seth Walker is a restless musical spirit. He began his career as a classically trained cellist and morphed into a bluesman. But even that doesn’t fully describe the musical stew that Walker serves up as he roams across African American musical forms, including blues, soul, gospel and jazz. His latest album “Leap of Faith” released two weeks ago and “Rewind” is dose of sweet Sam Cooke styled poppy soul from this latest release.


Seth Walker
“Rewind” [MP3]
     



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Monday, Mar 16, 2009

Here is the latest from Donwill, of the hip-hop group Tanya Morgan. His upcoming solo LP, Tanya Morgan Presents: Don Cusack in High Fidelity, is both an obvious ode to the 2000 film and what appears to be another solid entry in the TM catalog. Here we have the video for “Laura’s Song”.



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Saturday, Mar 14, 2009

Neil Young has been making a series of no budget music videos for his upcoming album Fork in the Road. The title track was released last month and now we have two different videos for “Johnny Magic” and one for “Light a Candle”. The first video for “Johnny Magic” was shot in Neil’s LincVolt; the electric car he’s been developing that was apparently the inspiration for the album. The second “Johnny” video features Neil’s dog, Carl, and “Light a Candle” features his wife, Pegi. The songs are as raw and ragged as the videos although “Light a Candle” is a lovely ballad.


“Johnny Magic” (version 1)


“Johnny Magic” (version 2)


“Light a Candle”


Fork in the Road is out April 7th.


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Friday, Mar 13, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Dillinger Escape Plan joins Nine Inch Nails live at the Soundwave Festival in Perth, Australia on 2 March 2009.



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