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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 […]

Oct
22
2018

Sam Anning

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ACROSS A FIELD AS VAST AS ONE (Earshift) 8/10 In a cover note bassist/composer Sam Anning acknowledges the late drummer Allan Browne “for illuminating everything”. It’s heart-warming to hear Browne’s legacy live on, however indirectly, in Anning’s work. Primarily you hear it in the lack of pretence with which the music is presented, and in […]

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