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Nov
5
2018

The Necks

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BODY (Fish of Milk) 8/10 This is like opening the door on a gig already underway: an instant groove of sparse bass (Lloyd Swanton), cymbal-bell and an intermittent backbeat (Tony Buck). Over this snake unpredictable rivulets of piano (Chris Abrahams) that sink into the groove like water into sand, occasionally thickened by half-heard Hammond organ. […]

Nov
2
2018

Kira Kira

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BRIGHT FORCE (Libra) 8/10 You know that wild, spiralling look in the eyes when a border collie suffering cabin fever is suddenly released into park or paddock? This music is the sonic equivalent, played with such ferocious intensity you’d think that Natsuki Tamura (trumpet), Alister Spence (keyboard, electronics), Satoko Fujii (piano) and Ittetsu Takemura (drums) […]

Nov
1
2018

Ceramic Dog

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YRU STILL HERE? (Northern Spy) 7.5/10 Is this the year’s angriest record? Marc Ribot is sick of seeing his Brooklyn friends and neighbours randomly arrested by the US Immigration and Customs Agency (contemptuously known as “La Migra”). When he’s not baring his punk roots in tsunamis of fury like Personal Nancy, Muslim Jewish Resistance and […]

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