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Agile Experiments “Bloom Anubis”

Dave De Rose and his co-conspirators have out-done themselves on this, their 8th album. A perfect meeting of jazz, improvisation, groove and electronics, with decidedly punk and psychedelic twists and turns Agile Experiments are essentially a different group on every record, and in the beginning every track could have a …

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SOLIDARITY with UNIST’OT’EN

As musicians living in Montreal who recognize that this territory, historically known as Tiohtià:ke, was colonized and occupied, we felt the need to demonstrate our total solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation. Their ancestral territory, located in northwest British Columbia, has suffered for several years from the invasion of various oil …

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Future Classic: Sarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective ‘Night Dreamer Direct​-​to​-​Disc Sessions’

The prolific drummer, percussionist and musical artist Sarathy Korwar, alongside his allstar “UPAJ Collective”, has already broken considerable ground, rebalancing spiritual jazz with authentic Indian classical music. However, “UPAJ” means “to improvise” in Hindi, and here, whilst making a formidable debut contribution to Night Dreamer’s direct-to-disc series, recording at Artone …

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Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes “Heritage of the Invisible II”

Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes of Irreversible Entanglements, disentangle themselves long enough to record for their second duo album, and first for International Anthem. Just as sharp and revolutionary in spirit as the larger group’s recordings. Having been friends & collaborators for far longer than the larger group, “Heritage of …

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Nikitch & Kuna Maze “The Leak / Domu & Sonar’s Ghost Remix”

It’s a very rare day when any record label manages to lure the legendary broken beat pioneer and veteran of Reinforced’s “2nd Wave”, Dominic Stanton, most commonly known as Domu, to come out of retirement to share one remix, let alone three, yet Tru Thoughts have managed just that.  French …

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Siti Muharam “Siti of Unguja”

The weight of history permeates this sumptuous album of modern taarab from Siti Muharam, the great-granddaughter of “mother of taarab” Siti binti Saad. Taarab originated in late 19th century Zanzibar when Arabic music introduced by the ruling sultans combined with influences from east Africa and the Indian sub-continent. Born in …

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Greg Foat “Symphonie Pacifique”

London-based pianist Greg Foat has dived into a wide range of sounds over the last few years on some incredible releases for both Jazzman and Athens of The North, experimenting with soul-jazz, cinematic library music, techno, pastoral acid folk, and ambient electronic tones. For his debut release on Strut Records, …

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The Koreatown Oddity “Little Dominiques Nosebleed”

via Stones Throw: “The Koreatown Oddity is Dominique Purdy. This album tells the origin story of his “supernatural powers and spiritual awakening,” the results of two car accidents that occurred in his childhood while growing up in Los Angeles’ Koreatown district.” Little Dominiques Nosebleed by The Koreatown Oddity for more …

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Byron the Aquarius “Invitation to Openness”

Holy fuck this is good! Byron the Aquarius low key just dropped this 7-track masterpiece on his artist bandcamp. Over the years the man has been refining his own blend of late 70’s/early 80’s inspired jazz-funk meets raw electronic music with releases on sure shot labels like Apron, Wild Oats, …

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