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Nu jazz from Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst

Nu jazz from Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst

Vanguard Online November 13, 2019 0

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I was a regular listener to Giles Peterson’s Worldwide show in the early twenty-first century. The nu-jazz sound of Daniel Casimir and Tess Hirst would have fitted beautifully on Peterson’s show. Their album These

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Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – ‘Mummer Love’ – incantatory, hallucinatory summoning of Rimbaud

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – ‘Mummer Love’ – incantatory, hallucinatory summoning of Rimbaud

Ross McGibbon November 5, 2019 0

BELLA UNION 10thNovember 2019 These are great time for avant-garde spoken word albums. Just last month, Laurie Anderson released a recording of her reading the Tibetan Book Of The Dead, now Patti Smith reads

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Spearmint – “Are You From The Future?” – clever pop, big tunes, this band is a hidden gem

Spearmint – “Are You From The Future?” – clever pop, big tunes, this band is a hidden gem

Ross McGibbon October 29, 2019 0

hitBACK 1 November 2019 Quality, clever pop is always welcome and that is what Spearmint have here. A mature and wise pop, like a longer-in-the-tooth Pulp and part of the British tradition that holds

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MATANA ROBERTS – “COIN COIN CHAPTER FOUR: MEMPHIS” – shattering poetic vision and powerful jazz

MATANA ROBERTS – “COIN COIN CHAPTER FOUR: MEMPHIS” – shattering poetic vision and powerful jazz

Ross McGibbon October 16, 2019 0

CONSTELLATION RECORDS       18th October 2019 An absolutely fascinating album, combining spoken word, songs, poetry, structured jazz, a country fiddle and freeform jazz. Riveting me to the sound, Matana Roberts weaves fragments of the life of

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Grade 2 shake up the Graveyard Island with latest album

Grade 2 shake up the Graveyard Island with latest album

Stuart Hayes September 27, 2019 0

A preview of Grade 2's latest album Graveyard Island out Oct 13th under Hellcat records and produced by Tim Armstrong of Rancid

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Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – “Corpse Flower” – packed full of respect for a giant of French music

Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – “Corpse Flower” – packed full of respect for a giant of French music

Ross McGibbon September 26, 2019 0

IPECAC RECORDINGS 13 Sept 2019 I feel the love and respect dripping from this. It’s a serious pastiche, an utterly focussed hommage, yet all-new. Once the singer with Faith No More, Mike Patton has

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Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith – “Songs from the Bardo” – high concept art

Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith – “Songs from the Bardo” – high concept art

Ross McGibbon September 26, 2019 0

SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS                 27 September 2019 At this point in their career, most artists don’t have the ability to surprise but this release shows that Laurie Anderson does. Fans of Laurie are tuned into her

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Clinchy Royal is closer to his dreams on “U Don Know” album

Clinchy Royal is closer to his dreams on “U Don Know” album

Warren Kagombe September 21, 2019 0

Nairobi MC Clinchy Royal has come true on his early promise with this confident and unapologetic album,it might be amongst the best rap records East Africa has seen during the year so far. Clinchy

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Album Review: Keane – Cause and Effect

Album Review: Keane – Cause and Effect

Lorna Stallard September 21, 2019 0

Lorna Stallard
Lorna Stallard

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Keane are a British band that have been beloved since their 2004 debut album Hopes and Fears for their ability to articulate difficult emotions. In 2016, frontman Tom Chaplin released his critically acclaimed solo

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Binker Golding – “Abstractions of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers” – pure unalloyed jazz pleasure

Binker Golding – “Abstractions of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers” – pure unalloyed jazz pleasure

Ross McGibbon September 16, 2019 0

Gearbox Records 27 Sept, 2019 Binker Golding is a lyrical saxophone player, yet capable of going way out there into abstraction. His work with Moses Boyd was fascinating and exciting and he has played

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