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Katie Burden: Strange Moon

Katie Burden: Strange Moon

Katie Burden’s Strange Moon is full of atmosphere and drive. At times she mines a Kate Bush (actually lots of times) others she gets intense torch song chanteuse-like.

Corinne Bailey Rae: The Heart Speaks in Whispers

Corinne Bailey Rae: The Heart Speaks in Whispers

Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks in Whispers (Virgin) Corinne Bailey Rae has been a poetically wistful and enchanting singer/songwriter and guitarist […]

Tilted Axes: Music For Mobile Guitars

Tilted Axes: Music For Mobile Guitars

Mainly a solo Patrick Grant project, he did enlist a bunch of players here to help out: electric guitarists, Matt Grossman, Daniel Reyes Llinas, John Halo, Randolph Hudson III, Reinaldo Perez, Nick Didkovsky, Gene Pritsker, Howard Glazer, Anthony Mullin, Larry Simon. Chapman Stick player: Jeremy Nesse, electric bassists Dan Cooper and John Ferrari, Cesare Papetti playing drums & percussion.

Lisa Hannigan: At Swim

Lisa Hannigan: At Swim

Lisa Hannigan At Swim (ATO Records) After a period of time off and writer’s block, Irish singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan has returned with […]

Jess Wayne: Ride the River

Jess Wayne: Ride the River

“Taken You Home Last Night” with its tinkly piano, tentative acoustic, crying simple single note electric, slips under Jess Wayne’s talking vocal to open his new, CD Ride The River

Angel Olsen: My Woman

Angel Olsen: My Woman

Angel Olsen My Woman (Jagjaguwar) Angel Olsen’s latest album is one of the most buzzed-about records of the year, and with good […]

Neil Young and Promise of the Real: Earth

Neil Young and Promise of the Real: Earth

these two CD’s.

Young is not playing coy with Earth. He and Promise of the Real are smacking the listener upside the head with the point of these two CD’s, and if you are of a mind, you might just like being preached to.

Pony Pony Run Run: Voyage Voyage

Pony Pony Run Run: Voyage Voyage

Pony Pony Run Run  Voyage ([PIAS] Le Label) Pony Pony Run Run is a synth indie pop band from Angers, France. The […]

Turning Virtue: A Temporary Human Experience

Turning Virtue: A Temporary Human Experience

“What’s True” is another heavy guitar and snapping tom tune but it’s got a cool teasing staccato quality that pushes it along nicely, while “Salty Tears” which ends A Temporary Human Experience opens with some expressive Cino noodling into picking under what might be Karczewski’s best vocal here. In real prog rock mode, we are in for a few twists and turns here as Cino and Zonde jam with the first real time we hear bassist DPA play.

PJ Harvey: The Hope Six Demolition Project

PJ Harvey: The Hope Six Demolition Project

PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project (Vagrant Records) UK rocker Polly Jean Harvey has always had the veracity to create wonderfully […]

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