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Wednesday, October 30 2013

L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie: L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie

A newly decolonised country needed an orchestre, so President Moktar Ould Daddah knocked one together and sent the musicians to Ghana to get them up to scratch.


Friday, April 24 2015

Doug Burr: Pale White Dove

Pale White Dove is one of those albums that demands attention, Doug Burr’s apparent obscurity notwithstanding.


Wednesday, April 22 2015

Rocky Dawuni: Branches of the Same Tree

Rocky Dawuni fuses feel-good reggae vibes with innovative instrumentation, leaving an influential mark on the African roots scene.


Tuesday, April 21 2015

Sax Gordon: In the Wee Small Hours

Sax Gordon and friends make for a relaxed performance for the staunch jazz enthusiast.


Danko Jones: Fire Music

Another day at the Rock and Roll Office for one of the genre's true believers.


The Honeycutters: Me Oh My

A tempest formed on a Thursday night, Me Oh My unfurls throughout the weekend, leaving nothing but wreckage come Sunday.


Monday, April 20 2015

Null: Almost EP

Australian producer's debut tries to envision '90s electronica through a 21st century lens.


Citizens!: European Soul

Second album from Citizens! is surprisingly optimistic Euro-pop.


Thursday, April 16 2015

Seth Glier: If I Could Change One Thing

Seth Glier abstains from pretense and offers instead an album filled unbridled pop perfection.


Wednesday, April 15 2015

Michael Vincent Waller: The South Shore

Michael Vincent Waller gently expands the limits of his sounds and the quantity of his compositions.


Jimmy Edgar: Fabriclive 79

The Detroit house producer's Fabriclive entry allows him to show off his own Ultramajic label.


Elliphant: One More

An EP that'll stay with you...even if you don't have an elephant's memory.


Monday, April 13 2015

Strange Wilds: Standing

Strange Wilds' first single for Sub Pop introduces a unique band, one we're ready to hear more from.


Yuta Nagashima: White Sleep

Get lost in an overall feeling and mood that becomes more complex the longer you stay there.


Wednesday, April 8 2015

April Verch: The Newpart

All in all, The Newpart represents Verch in tip-top musical shape, albeit in ex post facto force.


Tuesday, April 7 2015

Peter Katz: We Are the Reckoning

The Juno nominee proves that he still has what it takes to innovate in We Are the Reckoning.


Timbre: Sun & Moon

Ambitious, beautiful indie pop and alt-classical concept album creates sonic images of dark and light, sun and moon.


Tuesday, March 24 2015

Subtle Lip Can: Reflective Drime

A Canadian trio has come to put a little spring in your step. No, it's not Rush.


Monday, March 23 2015

Johan Agebjörn: Notes

Notes from the (Pop) Underground.


Tuesday, March 17 2015

Albert “Tootie” Heath Trio: Philadelphia Beat

The Tootie trio leave their stamp on the jazz world, with a few extra tricks up their sleeve, in Philadelphia Beat.


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