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Binker & Moses – “Alive In The East?” – a beast of gut-grabbing vital free-jazz

Binker & Moses – “Alive In The East?” – a beast of gut-grabbing vital free-jazz

Ross McGibbon June 20, 2018 0

GEARBOX RECORDS 29th June 2018 For a duo, Binker and Moses have a big band. I should explain: The young jazz duo of Binker Golding (sax) and Moses Boyd (drums) are brilliant as a

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Cowboy Junkies – “All That Reckoning” continues an honest, human and affecting career

Cowboy Junkies – “All That Reckoning” continues an honest, human and affecting career

Ross McGibbon June 20, 2018 0

PROPER RECORDS 13th July 2018 It’s been a long journey for this family band, the Timmin’s travelling troupe. Forging their own path from a unique idea, a bluesy, Velvet Underground-flavoured interpretaion of what would

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A melancholy bluegrass album from ‘Trampled by Turtles’

A melancholy bluegrass album from ‘Trampled by Turtles’

Vanguard Online June 1, 2018 0

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If, face down and laid on the ground I was ever to be trampled by turtles, providing the turtles weren’t of the Galapagos variety, it would be akin to a pretty good back massage. I get

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The Wave Pictures – “Brushes With Happiness”    a work of pure unalloyed genius

The Wave Pictures – “Brushes With Happiness”    a work of pure unalloyed genius

Ross McGibbon May 31, 2018 0

MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS        22ND June 2018 I was lucky enough to hear many of these songs live in March, in the cellar space of Leeds’ Hyde Park Book Club. Meditative, thoughtful ensemble playing and

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So good, it could have been released on Warp Records

So good, it could have been released on Warp Records

Vanguard Online May 31, 2018 0

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Warp Records eat your heart out, and by the way, Warp Records, how did you miss getting this one into your stable? Or is everyone doing this kind of stuff these days? That is

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Album Review: Mt. Desolation – When The Night Calls

Album Review: Mt. Desolation – When The Night Calls

Lorna Stallard May 26, 2018 0

In 2010, Mt. Desolation – the side-project of Keane songwriter and pianist Tim Rice-Oxley and bassist Jesse Quin – released their eponymous debut album, a low-key yet impressive foray into country-rock. Eight years later,

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Thee Hypnotics – “Righteously Re-charged”     Catch the legendary lost album and the rest

Thee Hypnotics – “Righteously Re-charged”     Catch the legendary lost album and the rest

Ross McGibbon May 20, 2018 0

BEGGARS ARKIVE                 8th June 2018 I came to Thee Hypnotics backwards. First off, a discovery of the batshit crazy electric rock and roll of The Jim Jones Experience then a trail leading backwards to

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New Town Kings – “Reach Out” – a summery package of swinging British reggae

New Town Kings – “Reach Out” – a summery package of swinging British reggae

Ross McGibbon May 20, 2018 0

NEW TOWN KINGS                                     27th April 2018 Ten years on from their debut album New Town Kings are stacking up fifty gigs a year. This album, their third, has a great roots sound, updated and

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Mellow Mood – “Large”- polished and deep reggae covering Rootsy ground alongside Lover’s Rock

Mellow Mood – “Large”- polished and deep reggae covering Rootsy ground alongside Lover’s Rock

Ross McGibbon May 20, 2018 0

LA TEMPESTA DUB / BELIEVE      6th April 2018 Large is very easy rolling. Smooth sounds and rounded deep bass notes from bass guitar and keys. The songs cover Rootsy concerns and are delivered in

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Mark Springer produces a contemporary classic in the vein of Debussy

Mark Springer produces a contemporary classic in the vein of Debussy

Vanguard Online May 14, 2018 1

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OK, there are professional connoisseurs of classical music who would probably vomit a soup of musical notes were they to read this assertion but I find Mark Springer’s beautifully soothing piano music to be of a

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