Nilüfer Yanya’s PAINLESS is a beautiful infectious romp, dancing from pain to healing like a butterfly in a blast zone.
“What kind of music do you like?” Dangerous.
King Hannah is Liverpool-based duo Craig Whittle and Hannah Merrick and I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me is their debut LP, released in February of this year on Berlin-based City Slang, and it is chock full of badass fun.
I can still remember the first time I heard Flirtin’ with Disaster as we cruised down the interstate back in ’79.
Its Pan Daijing. Its opera.
If you don’t know the music of US-born, Norwegian-Mexican artist and producer Carmen Villain, then Only Love From Now On won’t sound like the radical departure it is.
Black Country, New Road made two great records — Ants From Up There is their second.
Singular voices, singular visions.
Originally released in 1984 in an edition limited to 25 cassettes, the Universal Liberation Orchestra’s Communion offers a heady brew of styles blended into an intoxicating mix.
It’s not every day I hear a record that sounds truly ground-breaking. If I did, the ground would be so broken making it damn near impossible to spot a new disruption.
Some music sounds like it was always there, like it wasn’t made, like it just is.
“I have a Pinegrove tattoo” Kristen Stewart remarked. “I love those guys, that’s my favorite band.”
This is not a Tricky album. Per se. But it has the British trip hop pioneer’s hands all over it along with a wonderfully varied group of collaborators.
I grew up listening to my father’s music. Mixed in among Sinatra, Getz, and Holiday were a number of guitar players.
How did I miss this?