Recent Articles

Emiliana Torrini – ‘Tookah’

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It’s been four long years since Emiliana Torrini’s splendid Fisherman’s Woman and an amazing five since the catchier, jubilantly sensual Me and Armini. There may be quite a gap in releases, but Emiliana has had time to stew, so to speak, and brings it on with her latest cornucopia of songs. This new album, Tookah, a name that means the “inner good and bad balanced”, a veritable baby if you will, is apropos

12 Sep 2013 | More

Create the Space and Then Fill it–An Interview with Musician and Sculptor Ellen Fullman

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I first witnessed Ellen Fullman perform in the cavernous Yale Union Laundry Building in Portland, Oregon. Built in the early twentieth century to house industrial power laundry systems, the vaulted ceilings and large windows were designed to admit light and to release heat and steam. In its current form, the space feels like a minimalist, urban cathedral.

7 Aug 2013 | More

Charmed Life on Board the Peking Ship: The Village Voice 4Knots Festival 2013

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The day at the seaport was charmed. The Village Voice couldn’t have wished for a more opulent mix of breeze and sun than that bestowed on the afternoon of their 4Knots Festival 2013. Luckily, there were no freak emergencies such as the three-alarm Pier 17 fire of 2012 to interrupt a beat…

2 Jul 2013 | More

Zomby – ‘With Love’

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Zomby has moved past the bleakest overtones of his last CD, 2011′s ‘Dedication’, with the, dare I say it, shinier and more rapturous ‘With Love’.

19 Jun 2013 | More

CREEP’s “Introduction” Featuring Planningtorock

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You can almost hear the bubbles rising from the watery abyss of this gently alluring, yet slightly sinister track, the album opener from the upcoming CREEP debut album, Echoes, to be released by CREEP…

21 May 2013 | More

Album Reviews

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The Cannanes – ‘Small Batch’ EP

17 Jan 2013
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Kitsuné ‘America’ Compilation CD

22 May 2012
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The Eastern Sea – ‘Plague’

15 May 2012
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Sleigh Bells ‘Reign of Terror’

21 Feb 2012
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‘WeAreTheWorksInProgress’ Japan Benefit Compilation (Sylvian, Maus, Dreijer Anderson)

9 Feb 2012

Live Reviews

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West Texas to Dust, Rock and Spaghetti Westerns: SXSW 2013, 3.14.13

15 Mar 2013
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GHXST at Steel Drums, Presented by Moon II, 3.08.13

13 Mar 2013
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There Was One Saturday Night of CMJ 2012, Too Good and all Unofficial, for Us, with Mykki Blanco and Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire

1 Nov 2012
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Punk it All Brooklyn on Saturday 10.20.12, for the Last Night of CMJ 2012, with Eula and Sleepies

26 Oct 2012
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Electro Ladies MNDR and Icona Pop Incite Audiences to Dance, Whether Stuck Within Studio Walls or Beside Bowling Lanes: CMJ Friday, 10.19.12

26 Oct 2012