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Rivulets: You Are My Home

A high lonesome vibe pervades the album, as if the arrangements were just imaginary friends brought in to testify to Nathan Amundson's private musings.

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Thirdimenson: Before the End Begins

Swedish alt-rockers Thirdimension go to church and find themselves on a live album that serves up strikingly beautiful acoustic renditions of material from their first two albums.

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7 Mar 2007 // 8:00 PM

Amon Tobin: Foley Room

These are field recordings at their most viscerally involved, built into their tracks from the ground up.

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7 Mar 2007 // 8:00 PM

Radicalfashion: Odori

Odori is where the romantic era and the electronic age meet.

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7 Mar 2007 // 8:00 PM

Ranarim: Morning Star

The apple-cheeked bounce of a hopped-up village green.

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Eamonn Coyne and Kris Drever: Honk Toot Suite

Eamonn Coyne and Kris Drever aren’t knee-deep in either Celtic music or bluegrass, but instead weave a nice and nifty combination of the two.

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6 Mar 2007 // 8:04 PM

The Roches: Moonswept

The three Roche sisters possess lovely voices and the ability to create stunning vocal harmonies that just take one's breath away.

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6 Mar 2007 // 8:03 PM

Huntsville: For the Middle Class

Serene but inventive drone-based music from improvisation-minded Norwegians.

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The Summer Wardrobe: The Summer Wardrobe

Like Texan psychedelic pioneers the 13th Floor Elevators, Austin-based band the Summer Wardrobe enjoy melding traditional country instruments into a heady brew of trippy cerebral

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6 Mar 2007 // 8:01 PM

The Elders: Racing the Tide

When people think of Celtic rock, they often think of the Waterboys or the Pogues. The Elders, with lead singer (and Irishman) Ian Bryne at

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Cajmere vs. Green Velvet: Ministry of Sound Sessions

I don't believe that Curtis Jones is mentally ill, but I do think he's having a lot of fun.

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Coleman Hawkins: At Ease with Coleman Hawkins

Taking it easy, to a fault.

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Chip Taylor: This Side of the Big River

This 1975 record from the writer of "Angel in the Morning" is probably the only country record to feature a jazz fusion electric piano breakdown.

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Kristoffer Ragnstam: Sweet Bills

If all it took was exuberance, this Swedish drummer and songwriter would be on every radio station, all the time

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Patriarch: Son of a Refugee

Bay Area rapper Patriarch mines his Palestinian and activist roots to make a debut record that takes aim at ending corrupt government politics, poverty, and ghetto violence.

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Johnny Cash: Cash: Ultimate Gospel

The latest compilation of the Man in Black's spiritually-themed songs offers both religious and secular appeal, particularly with a few previously unreleased tracks for fans to enjoy.

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6 Mar 2007 // 8:00 PM

Riviera: Capital

Why do people say that two many cooks in the kitchen spoil the soup? I’d wager a guess, but people have been saying this

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The Morning Stars: You Cant Change The World

This Canadian outfit of brothers Mars and Michael Ivic concoct sweet ‘60s era pop on the cheerful Brit-tinged “Hearts for the Living”.

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5 Mar 2007 // 8:03 PM

Damiera: M(US)IC

Damiera plays hyperkinetic, angular indie rock, echoing At the Drive-In, or Coheed & Cambria without the weird prog-rock tendencies.

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Peter and the Wolf: Lightness

I've been putting this off for ages, after seeing Red Hunter's puzzling set at CMJ and feeling that there was already maybe one too many willfully eccentric freak folkers wending his costumed, ethnic-instrumented way through the cosmos.

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