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NME review
01.09.14

Former Yeasayer and Caribou collaborator refuses to be pigeonholed on boundary-exploring fourth album

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hi. The new album by Sinkane is a very, very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: soul/pop/rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Note: This album is split up in many different...

Spotinews recomendation
02.09.14

Hi. The new album by Sinkane is a very, very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: soul/pop/rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Note: This album is split up in many different...

TapeFear recommendation
28.08.14

Dale Cooper Quartet's third album of haunting dark jazz finally appears on Spotify.

Insound review
25.08.14

The Bad Plus’ tenth studio recording (and first collection of original material since 2012’s Made Possible ), Inevitable Western continues the leaderless trio’s committed belief...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Evening. Let’s go for some modern jazz. This new album was added to Spotify a couple of days ago. Enjoy The Bad Plus! The Bad Plus – Inevitable WesternFiled under: 2014, Jazz

Spotinews recomendation
29.08.14

Evening. Let’s go for some modern jazz. This new album was added to Spotify a couple of days ago. Enjoy The Bad Plus! The Bad Plus – Inevitable WesternFiled under: 2014, Jazz

TapeFear recommendation
13.07.14

A dark claustrophobic tribute to Cronenberg's Shivers. Fantastic stuff.

Insound review
24.06.14

Black Frames is a creation from two major life transitions for Dave Aju, namely the end of a long-term relationship combined with a move away from his hometown of San Francisco...

Insound review
24.06.14

Driven by laser tight production and carried by the undeniable voice of front-woman Josie Claire Bürkle, Claire’s sound is a child of the internet, its music a pulsating...

Insound review
24.06.14

Earlier in 2014, Micha Acher and his band The Notwist presented their album Close to the Glass , and received rave reviews around the globe. Yet, it's not the only album he's...

Insound review
17.06.14

Five-track performance recorded alongside composer Joe Duddell and a 10-piece classical ensemble.

The Quietus review
16.06.14

On Touch And Flee, their fifth album, the Neil Cowley Trio reinforce their position as one of Britain's brightest jazz ensembles. London-based pianist Cowley gained considerable...

Spotinews recomendation
04.06.14

Good morning friends. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by singer-songwriter Joe Henry. Enjoy! (US version here.) Joe Henry – Invisible HourFiled under: 2014...

Insound review
27.05.14

Making the Saint is my third full-length record. I love small records. When I say "small record," I think of Sandy Bull's Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo, Bill Evans trio...

Insound review
20.05.14

Encyclopedia of Arto is a photograph of the musical world created by Arto Lindsay. A double CD that presents the different musical souls that have always been the basis of the...

Insound review
13.05.14

Drummer Øyvind Skarbø's trio Bly De Blyant, comprised of the Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson (TYFT, Jim Black's AlasNoAxis) and the Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Shahzad...

NME review
05.05.14

Instrumental trio show off spectacular skills on inventive but occasionally conservative new album

Clash review
29.05.14

Kaleidoscopic lounge music for the Digital Age...

TapeFear recommendation
06.05.14

A pretty damn snazzy modern jazz album from Badbadnotgood.

Insound review
06.05.14

BadBadNotGood is a young talented trio of musicians made up of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums. Since their inception at Humber College...

Spotinews recomendation
03.05.14

Hi again. The delicate new album by Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band was added to Spotify earlier this week. Genre: jazz. Enjoy! (US version here.) Brian Blade & The Fellowship...

Insound review
15.04.14

Executive produced by Johnny Depp and Tom Waits. Chuck E. Weiss grew up in Denver and so impressed blues legends Lightnin' Hopkins and Willie Dixon as a teenager that they took...

The Quietus review
10.04.14

Driving through Ottawa, the Canadian capital from which six-piece collective The Souljazz Orchestra hail, you may be struck by, well, nothing. It's a famously boring city. Replete...

Spotinews recomendation
02.04.14

Hello. The new album by White Hinterland (soul singer-songwriter Casey Dienel) is a good one. Enjoy! White Hinterland – BabyFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter, Soul

Under The Radar review
09.04.14

Pop and indie rock continue to consume each other as the millennium progresses, and Casey Dienel has positioned White Hinterland uniquely between the two, slowly migrating away...

NME review
07.04.14

Casey Dienel's mix of '90s pop R&B with contemporary US indie makes for a thumping party

Insound review
01.04.14

On numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD. Aretha Franklin made her Hall of Fame reputation at Atlantic Records between 1967-1968. This astonishing two-year period witnessed the...

Insound review
25.03.14

Locus , the seventh album by the Chicago Underground Duo (Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor), follows on the heels of their acclaimed 2012 Northern Spy release Age of Energy . Bits of...

NME review
24.03.14

Even ten years on the modern jazz experimenters are still spanning genres

Spotinews recomendation
03.04.14

Morning. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by Polar Bear. Genre: experimental electronic/jazz. Enjoy! Polar Bear – In Each and Every OneFiled under: 2014...

Clash review
02.04.14

There are some masterful pieces on this fifth album…

The Quietus review
25.03.14

Polar Bear's fifth full studio album comes after what seems like quite a gap – it's been four years since Peepers – but it's not as if the individuals who make up London's most...

Insound review
11.03.14

On March 11, trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire will return with the release of The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier to Paint , an impressive and expansive new album that...

The Quietus review
10.03.14

When attempting his first ever solo climb of El Capitan - a 3,000ft tall sheer rock face in the Yosemite Valley, California - the British winter Alpinist, Andy Kirkpatrick had...

Spotinews recomendation
08.03.14

Hi. The new album by jazz violinist Regina Carter was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! Regina Carter – Southern ComfortFiled under: 2014, Jazz

The Quietus review
24.02.14

There's something terrifyingly beautiful about Bohren & Der Club Of Gore's music, most obviously the sheer unhurried lethargy of it. Each piece moves slower than hell, meditating...

The Quietus review
20.02.14

Lope And Antilope is the fourth album by Bristol-based jazz-rock quartet Get The Blessing. Formed 14 years ago, when Portishead's rhythm section Jim Barr (bass) and Clive Deamer...

The Quietus review
19.02.14

Let's get this out of the way. Moondog Mask is a completely delightful album, born of a neat conceptual conceit that is equal parts homage and collision, taking tribute as a...

Insound review
11.02.14

UK R&B and pop wonder Daley!

Insound review
04.02.14

The Queen Of Soul creates a rich musical portrait of Franklin's incomparable run at Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1976. Packed with 87 songs arranged chronologically, the set...

Insound review
28.01.14

LA songstress Eleni Mandell is gearing up for the release of her ninth full-length album, Let’s Fly a Kite . Featuring 12 new songs, the album was recorded at Goldtop Studios in...