Music | posted 22.03.2012
Julia Holter
Ekstasis
An album full of virtuosity: classical instruments, old drum-machines, warbling à la Fiona Apple – wrapped up in a coating light as a feather.
Music | posted 21.03.2012
Quakers
Quakers
There are 35 people involved in this project around Geoff Barrow and 7STU7 from the environment of Portishead and producer Katalyst.
Music | posted 20.03.2012
Robert Turman
Flux
The exciting debut of the American composer Robert Turman can be revisited now.
Music | posted 16.03.2012
Grimes
Visions
There’s an absentminded, aimless naivety entrenched in the current record by the Canadian elve-singer Grimes.
Music | posted 16.03.2012
Krazy Baldhead
The Noise In the Sky
He is and will remain the outcast within the Ed Banger-universe, even though his new record stands less in the tradition of the conservatory’s classical sound.
Music | posted 15.03.2012
Shearwater
Animal Joy
This record could be the breakthrough for Jonathan Meiburg and his band Shearwater.
Music | posted 14.03.2012
Common
The Dreamer, The Believer
Together with producer No I.D. Common gets back on track with his ninth album.
Music | posted 14.03.2012
Prinzhorn Dance School
Clay Class
Once again, Prinzhorn Dance School from Britain prove their keen sense of good timing and tread an artistic, abstruse and gloomy path with their second album.
Music | posted 13.03.2012
Gensu Dean
Lo-Fi Fingahz
Gensu Dean brings together rap heroes of the nineties for his classic boom bap sound. The potential of this get-together hasn’t been used though.
Music | posted 12.03.2012
Copywrite
God Save The King
Ohio-based MC Copywrite delivers sharp and smart rhymes over beats from RJD2, Bronze Nazareth or Marco Polo on his fourth official album God Save The King
Music | posted 09.03.2012
Lee Fields
Faithful Man
Lee Fields is the most famous non-famous in soul and funk. His new album will – once more – not bring him the attention he’d deserve though.
Music | posted 09.03.2012
Sean Born
Behind The Scale
Together with a big part of the Mello Music Group’s artist-repertoire, Sean Born has created an album that’s yearning for the spring.
Music | posted 05.03.2012
Dirty Three
Toward The Low Sun
The dirty three Jim White, Mick Turner and Warren Ellis are back – although they have never really been gone.
Music | posted 05.03.2012
The Maccabees
Given To The Wild
The Maccabees from Britain have a surprise in store: from the perspective of their musical development, the new album is the band’s very own »Sergeant Pepper«.
Music | posted 02.03.2012
Busdriver
Beaus $ Eros
Californian rapper and producer Busdriver keeps evolving into a singer and presents a sound that doesn’t have much to do with what you would call Hip Hop.
Music | posted 02.03.2012
Memoryhouse
The Slideshow Effect
One piece leads to the other, one track glides over to the next; everything is floating on the debut of Memoryhouse from Canada.
Music | posted 01.03.2012
Planet Asia
Black Belt Theatre
Planet Asia has released an album without highlights. Even features by the likes of Talib Kweli, Raekwon or Camp Lo hardly improve the overall feeling.
Music | posted 01.03.2012
Xiu Xiu
Always
Xiu Xiu continue to work on their discourse-pop, situated somewhere between celebrating their own marginalization and political incorrectness.
Music | posted 29.02.2012
Young Magic
Melt
»Melt« is diverse, elaborate and really not a bad record, at all. Only the details could have done with a bit more thoughtfulness.
Music | posted 27.02.2012
Lee Bannon
Fantastic Plastic
On Fantastic Plastic, Lee Bannon skilfully combines unconventional sound-snippets and creates an experimental, coherent piece of art.
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