Category Archives: Review

We’ve Returned

After a three-year hiatus, including a move across the ocean, Apsara Music is back. Formerly based in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’ve been settling into London over the past year and a half. Please consider this our “soft opening” … Continue reading

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WE CAN WIN: NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM BY BADU BOYE

Some albums take a while to warm up to, but every so often I come across one I know is going to be a fixture in my music collection for a long time. The first few bars of harmonica on … Continue reading

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SIMPLY GOOD REGGAE: GONDWANA AND BOB MARLEY’S WAILERS PERFORM TOGETHER IN SAN FRANCISCO

Fifteen minutes after San Francisco’s Mezzanine opened its doors for the evening last Thursday, I could already tell it was well worth staying out late on a weeknight to hear Chilean reggae stars Gondwana and the legendary Wailers perform. Reggae … Continue reading

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POWER AND PEACE: JEF STOTT ACHIEVES PERFECT BALANCE WITH ARCANA

Jef Stott’s new album Arcana invites listeners to follow a strong, snaking bass line to a place of skillfully balanced power and peace. A female voice mingles with a buzzing bass line for a few moments and then crescendos through … Continue reading

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MARAQOPA: DAMIEN JURADO RELEASES LATEST ALBUM

When Beethoven wrote his Ninth Symphony, he saved his show-stopping piece, the “Choral,”  until the very end. Seattle indie rocker Damien Jurado and musician/producer Richard Swift have inverted this idea. They’ve created a grand entrance for Jurado’s latest album Maraqopa … Continue reading

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