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Wednesday, June 13 2007

Je Suis France: Afrikan Majik

Swelling to nine members, Je Sui France delivers a scattershot third effort of impressive ambition yet underwhelming impact.


Roman Revutsky: Incomplete

Roman Revutsky is reportedly from Siberia, but he hasn’t been isolated from music.


Steve Bug: Fuse Presents:

Technique can only take a mix so far; after that the material itself has to take over.


Ramona Cordova: The Boy Who Floated Freely

Ramona Cordova has crafted 11 songs that, while they might not quite come together as an album, are starkly beautiful nonetheless.


Tuesday, June 12 2007

Ras Myrhdak: Prince of Fyah, Vol: 1

Produced by Minor7Flat5 founder Andreas “Brotherman” Christophersen, Ras Myrhdak’s first album brings across the hybrid qualities of the label’s usual fare without


Kevin Hume: The Truth About Ants And Aphids

It’s not a record that is overly busy, just quite haunting, tender and pleasant.


New Years Day: My Dear

Someone over at TVT has been looking at Avril Lavigne's mini-comeback and thought to themselves, Here's an opportunity!


Raleigh: The House on Seedling Lane

The walls of The House On Seedling Lane reverberate to a heady mix of melodious, orchestral folk-pop and waltzing, carnivalesque whimsy that wears its influences proudly on paisley shirtsleeves.


Carrie: Honey Blue Star

A quiet girl singing in broken English about her cat's love for milk and tuna fish.


Monday, June 11 2007

The Pipettes: Your Kisses Are Wasted on Me

We may not still be talking about the Pipettes come years' end, but when you next hear their harmonic strains you probably won’t mind


Jonathan Wilson: Frankie Ray

An americana version of Nick Drake who likes spaghetti westerns.


Ultra Nate: Grime Silk Thunder

Ultra Nate continues her long career as a dance music diva with Grime Silk Thunder, her first album in six years.


Various Artists: Motown Remixed

This release unequivocally illustrates how the concept of remixing soul classics has hit a new low.


Bloke: Tears of the Broken Warrior

Bloke arranges perfectly serviceable melodic drill'n'bass circa 1997, but brings absolutely nothing of his own to the table.


Sunday, June 10 2007

Arve Henriksen: Strjon

A collection of beautiful and often engrossing instrumental compositions that hum with the places and feelings of the desolate environment of Henriksen's youth


My Sister Klaus: Chateau Rouge

Chateau Rouge has the kind of underground attitude that leaves an album vibrating with its own buzzy kick, but here the buzz never consolidates itself in a climax.


Stuart Robertson: World Figured Out

While themes of darkness are evident, each song is done in such a way as to bring some hope.


The Poison Dart: Get Hot

From the opening strains of "I Was Not Made to Reproduce" through the extended outro of closer "Crazy Horce", each of the album's fourteen songs serve as connective tissue in the creation of a consistent quality of sound.


The April Skies: How It All Played Out

Quality mid-western rock that you will most likely play out or wear out.


Thursday, June 7 2007

Clorox Girls: JAime Les Filles

This reconfigured Left Coast trio churns out happy, boppy, sub-two-minute punk songs... one of them in French!


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