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Sep
3
2017

David Rawlings album

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POOR DAVID’S ALMANACK (Acony/Thrillhill) 8/10 Albums are like novels: each speaks to you with a unique voice in a unique space. Some recorded music is reverb-laden, cavernous and remote, and at the polar-opposite end of possibilities is this new one from American singer/ songwriter/guitarist David Rawlings. Poor David’s Almanack sounds so intimate it’s as if […]

Sep
1
2017

Joseph Tawadros & James Tawadros album

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LIVE AT ABBEY ROAD (http://josephtawadros.com/) 9/10 This album contains a new peak in Joseph Tawadros’s career: a free improvisation called Father, Where Art Thou (for his late father). With each listening its effect intensifies, as if it has depths too emotionally profound to absorb on just one hearing. Exquisitely recorded in London’s fabled Abbey Road […]

Aug
24
2017

Ephemera album

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ORBITS AND RIFFS (http://www.ephemeraensemble.com/) 8/10 In an age when so much art is introspective Keyna Wilkins dares to look outwards, and not just to other people or Mother Nature, but to the wider cosmos. There’s nothing like doing that to put our squabbles and Trumpian absurdities into perspective. I presume a personal interest in astronomy […]

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