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Clash review
29.05.15

Intense experimentation from Norwegian nontet...

TapeFear recommendation
15.05.15

An incredible collaboration from Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld. Easily my favourite album so far this year!

Clash review
14.04.15

A regeneration, an accessible triumph...

Punk News review
27.03.15

Zu is an Italian extreme instrumental act that has cultivated a cult following over the past 15 years and it’s not without reason. It’s not without reason that they’ve gained a...

The Quietus review
19.02.15

With the release of The Brothel in 2010, Susanne Sundfør enacted a revolution on herself. She started working with Jaga Jazzist's Lars Horntveth and shifted from an existence as a...

The Quietus review
19.12.14

On their debut Belly, Snack Family announced themselves with four excellent tracks of squawking saxophones and rumbling, hellish rock. Their second EP, Pokie Eye sees them...

Pitchfork review
03.12.14

It's almost 20 years since Rick Rubin successfully repositioned Johnny Cash from a fading star in a terminally uncool genre into the walking embodiment of cool with American...

The Quietus review
24.11.14

There's a long tradition of twangy guitar-slingers mixing blues, jazz and early rock & roll to create a gothic stew of brooding melodies and voodoo rhythms – but Dans Dans, an...

The Pier review
03.11.14

Groundation is hard to nail down. So many influences can be heard in this album and although this is as Roots as it gets, Groundation brings a strong Jazz backbone to their music...

Spotinews recomendation
25.10.14

Evening. The cool new album by Tony Allen was added to Spotify a few days ago. Genre: funk/jazz. Read this review and enjoy! Tony Allen – Film of LifeFiled under: 2014, Jazz, Rock

The Quietus review
02.12.14

Tony Allen is older than Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney or Paul Simon, and while the old Anglo-American greats (Simon excluded) seem to share a tendency to look back or dig...

Under The Radar review
31.10.14

For a man in his mid-'70s, Tony Allen still has a hell of a lot of reach. In recent years, the legendary Nigerian sticksman-once hailed as the best drummer in the world by Brian...

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Evening. The cool new album by Tony Allen was added to Spotify a few days ago. Genre: funk/jazz. Read this review and enjoy! Tony Allen – Film of LifeFiled under: 2014, Jazz, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
24.10.14

Howdy folks. The sparkling new album by The Budos Band is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: instrumental soul/rock. Enjoy! (Version for most users here.) < The...

The Quietus review
28.11.14

You know when you come across one of those albums that just sounds brilliant; a thrilling, visceral, jump-up-and-down slab of heavy dynamics and gut-punching grooves? It's like it...

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Howdy folks. The sparkling new album by The Budos Band is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: instrumental soul/rock. Enjoy! (Version for most users here.) < The...

Spotinews recomendation
02.10.14

Hi again. This new album by Elizabeth Shepherd was a positive surprise for me. Genre: jazz. Enjoy! (Note: I’ll be on the road tomorrow. My next update will be on Saturday. See you...

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