Thursday, May 31 2007
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..."
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’s music isn’t as soft or serene as one might anticipate coming from Norway. The singer has the gentle pipes to nail
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
One of metal's busiest artists keeps the quality up.
Anders Ilar, a veteran Swedish deep house/experimental producer, re-releases a previous vinyl-only EP with an additional 19-minute bonus track
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