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Feb
4
2018

Dusty Ravens album

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LOW DOWN JIMMY (http://www.dustyravens.com/) 8.5/10 Listening to this I could taste the dust caking in my mouth and feel my tongue swelling. I squinted at the merciless sun, reached for my water. Empty. My horse was on its last legs – the front ones had given out miles back. I plucked a prickle from my […]

Jan
18
2018

Plait Ensemble album

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CHICKEN CHILI BASIL (elsenprice.bandcamp.com) 7/10 Energy and excitement can be paradoxical elements in music, in that musicians who play with too much vigour can stop their instruments vibrating and sounding to their full capacity, and excitable performances can result is music that is merely overwrought. Elsen Price understands this, and is able to generate fizzing […]

Jan
17
2018

Polymorphic Orkestra album

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CONFLUENCE (Bamboozle Music) 8/10 The first vibraphone notes tinkle like wind chimes in the lightest summer breeze, while a shaker mimics an insect. Soon enough other sounds – breath through a trumpet, swelling cymbals, electronics, a chattering snare – darken the mood. A groove emerges that only amplifies the sense of portentousness, because with the […]

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