Sunday, June 3 2007
Gilles Peterson is let loose on one of the most iconic of all jazz catalogues, the Impulse label.
Sun-drenched indie-pop meets avant-garde instrumentalism on Mira Mira's assured yet eclectic debut.
C.J. Sansom's richly textured historical thriller Sovereign is set in the 1540s and in the darkening twilight of Henry VIII's grip on power.
Thursday, May 31 2007
Its groovy yet sedate mix of diverse, international styles is bound to please the "planeterized" listener.
Libman can do the squiggle synths and hand clapping with the best of them.
I’m probably one of the few critics left who still believes Kinsella has some great stuff still instead him, but he is losing the goodwill of both critics and fans by releasing tossed off projects like this.
As if “Stars Are Blind” didn’t make it absolutely, incontrovertibly clear that there’s no good way to write a song about Paris Hilton,
“Long hair, don’t care” is the missed catch-phrase of the year. It’s said by guest rapper Lil’ Wayne at the end of “You”,
Wednesday, May 30 2007
The compositions are thoughtfully and carefully arranged folk mini-symphonies.
Through the Sparks are multi-instrumentalists who temper their fondness for prog rock with swathes of barrelhouse piano, grandiose harmonies and sweet southern-soul horns.
It’s no exaggeration to say that drummer Seb Rochford has played a major part in transforming the British jazz world in the last few years.
New York band Stalkers are a good, gritty garage rock band that cut through their title track with a Strokes-ian vivacity.
Offer the Light is a well-produced, well-performed set from an obvious veteran of the industry.
Tuesday, May 29 2007
The first Finnish female songstress?
Tour of recent electro-house indie hits from the boys behind NYC's Fixed parties
Yvat's new EP Chroma sounds at least as "designed" as it does composed.
Yet another uninspired downtempo compilation. Ho hum.
As if Aphex Twin was hired to write music to play overhead at Starbucks.
Monday, May 28 2007
The final CD in a trilogy of DJ mixes by one of Cologne’s premier techno producers, Please Please Please skirts the invisible boundaries of
"Cos this is real, and this is good, it warms the inside just like it should..."