Music | posted 13.04.2011
Charles-Eric Charrier
Silver
Charles-Eric Charrier’s »doomed jazz-noire« is of cinematic dimensions. Hence, the Morricone-comparison is an easy one to draw.
Music | posted 28.03.2011
Colin Stetson
New History Warfare Vol.2: Judges
Saxophone player Colin Stetson plays his instrument like others play the Didgeridoo and creates impossible music.
Music | posted 27.03.2011
Emanuele Errante
Time Elapsing Handheld
Emanuele Errante presents an attempt on time, in which sounds learn to float.
Music | posted 25.03.2011
Apollo Brown
Clouds
Apollo Browns most recent oeuvre holds the tradition of old Hip-Hop beat tapes.
Music | posted 20.03.2011
James Blake
James Blake
It is his courage that turns James Blake’s debut into an exceptional masterpiece.
Music | posted 19.03.2011
Rick Wilhite
Analog Aquarium
House-music is not programmed, it is played here, it is jammed, lived and preached with sacral dedication.
Music | posted 18.03.2011
Nicolas Jaar
Space Is Only Noise
The fascinating world of a laptop-songwriter with an enormous potential: Nicolas Jaar’s debut album.
Music | posted 16.03.2011
Toro y Moi
Underneath The Pine
Toro y Moi’s Underneath The Pine is even better than his last year’s debut.
Music | posted 14.03.2011
Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band
No Time For Dreaming
Charles Bradley is releasing his debut album at the age of 60.
Music | posted 14.02.2011
Long Arm
The Branches
Beat-maker Long Arm from Russia has created an album almost impossible to beat in its homogeneity.
Music | posted 05.02.2011
Esben And The Witch
Violet Cries
An incredible cinematic bombast, hiding behind a misty curtain of sound.
Music | posted 20.01.2011
Pan American
For Waiting, For Chasing
Only very few can tare the balance between acoustic and electronic sounds this close to perfection.
Music | posted 30.11.2010
Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West returns to his root-skills, places his bets on big Pop-moments and thereby takes one or two steps forward again.
Music | posted 08.11.2010
John Roberts
Glass Eights
Percussion elements, arranged with an obsession for details, can be heard on different levels just as other bits and pieces.
Music | posted 01.11.2010
Maxmillion Dunbar
Cool Water
Slow Motion House? Cosmic Boogie? All is possible, nothing is carved in stone. But we are astonished by one of this year´s best albums.
Music | posted 18.09.2010
Flying Lotus
Pattern + Grid World EP
Somehow, Stephen Ellison can do whatever he likes and still has the world lying to his feet. This hasn’t changed with the EP Pattern+Grid World, either.
Music | posted 18.08.2010
Sylvia Striplin
Give Me Your Love
A promising naked shoulder shows under the opulent white fur on the cover of »Give Me Your Love«.
Music | posted 12.02.2010
Whitefield Brothers
Earthology
»Earthology« has everything that’s needed in order to reach a similar status within in the next ten years as the Poets of Rhythm’s debut.
Music | posted 18.04.2009
MF Doom
Operation: Doomsday
The super-villain enters the stage, equipped with a silver mask and a craving for revenge against the industry.
Music | posted 06.05.2008
Atmosphere
When Life Gives You Lemons You Paint That Shit Gold
Stagnancy is the devil, but isn’t it allowed to get a bit irritated when Atmosphere out of a sudden declares minimalism?
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Natten
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