Content tagged with 'album reviews'

Album review: Marvin Pontiac – Greatest Hits (Northern Spy)

A sonic gem now available on vinyl The story goes that ‘The legendary Marvin Pontiac’ was born in 1932 to a Malian father and a white Jewish mother and moved… Read more

Album review: Milk Carton Kids – All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do (Anti-)

Beautiful harmonies and subversive lyrics In America they put pictures of missing children on milk cartons but Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale are anything but lost, they have been blazing… Read more

Leon Vynehall – Nothing Is Still

Album review: Leon Vynehall – Nothing Is Still (Ninja Tune)

Sonic storyteller Behind every notable work of art there is a story to tell and in Leon Vynehall’s case it’s the story of his grandparents emigrating to New York in… Read more

Album review: R+R=NOW - Collagically Speaking

Album review: R+R=NOW – Collagically Speaking (Blue Note)

The shape of music to come? There was a time when supergroups had a bad name, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker’s Blind Faith being one reason, but in… Read more

Album review: Modern Studies – Welcome Strangers (Fire Records)

Pastoral tunes You have to look away from the big cities to find new music in Britain today, it’s the only way for artists to escape from the pressure to… Read more

Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids

Album review: Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids – An Angel Fell (Strut)

A large scale recording with lots of rich tone and atmosphere Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids are something of a new old stock band, originally formed in 1972 they released… Read more

e.s.t. Live in London (ACT)

Album review: e.s.t. Live in London (ACT)

Inspirational jazz Esbjörn Svensson died in a scuba diving accident on June 14th, 2008, ten years on the ACT label that released all but the earliest of the e.s.t. (Esbjörn… Read more

Nordub

Sly & Robbie Meet Nils Petter Molvaer – Nordub (Okeh)

Scandinavia is not the first place that comes to mind when looking for the power of dub so when Norwegian trumpet player Nils Petter Molvaer wanted to make a dub… Read more

Cosmo Sheldrake

Album review: Cosmo Sheldrake – The Much Much How How and I (Transgressive Records)

Weird and wonderful You don’t often come across original artists in contemporary music, in most cases it’s possible to trace the ideas heard in ‘new’ music back to an earlier… Read more