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Thursday, May 31 2007

Steven Mark: Racing Grey

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,


Lloyd: Street Love

“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

Lewis & Clarke: Blasts of Holy Birth

The compositions are thoughtfully and carefully arranged folk mini-symphonies.


Through the Sparks: Lazarus Beach

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.


Fulborn Teversham: Count Herbert II

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.


Stalkers: Yesterday Is No Tomorrow

New York band Stalkers are a good, gritty garage rock band that cut through their title track with a Strokes-ian vivacity.


Noctorum: Offer the Light

Offer the Light is a well-produced, well-performed set from an obvious veteran of the industry.


Tuesday, May 29 2007

Astrid Swan: Poverina

The first Finnish female songstress?


Various Artists: Go Commando with JDH & Dave P

Tour of recent electro-house indie hits from the boys behind NYC's Fixed parties


Yvat: Chroma

Yvat's new EP Chroma sounds at least as "designed" as it does composed.


Various Artists: Afterhours 3

Yet another uninspired downtempo compilation. Ho hum.


Cosm: 6 Song EP

As if Aphex Twin was hired to write music to play overhead at Starbucks.


Monday, May 28 2007

Tobias Thomas: Please Please Please

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


Mêlée: Devils & Angels

"Cos this is real, and this is good, it warms the inside just like it should..."


Siberian: Hey Celestial!

Possessed by a dynamic energy which infuses each of the 23 minutes of their debut EP, the members of Seattle quartet Siberian produce a vibrant sound


Marte Wulff: Safety Pins

Marte Wulff’s music isn’t as soft or serene as one might anticipate coming from Norway. The singer has the gentle pipes to nail


Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: A New Groove

Quick! Pack your bags (and headphones) and let DJ Putumayo lead the way around a world full of upstart emcees and velvet-tongued divas.


Thursday, May 24 2007

Vintersorg: Solens Rötter

One of metal's busiest artists keeps the quality up.


Anders Ilar: Ludwijka (Extended Visit)

Anders Ilar, a veteran Swedish deep house/experimental producer, re-releases a previous vinyl-only EP with an additional 19-minute bonus track


The Free Zen Society: Free Zen Society

These recordings started life in 2003 as a jam session between three Downtown free-jazz and Improv stalwarts—bassist William Parker, pianist Matthew Shipp and harpist Zeena


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