Category Archives: Review

REMEMBER: A CREATIVE NEW TAKE ON FINGERSTYLE GUITAR (FROM ISRAEL?)

Given that many of the seeds of American folk music traveled across the Atlantic Ocean with the country’s early European immigrants, it is not entirely out of the question then that some of the techniques and sounds that evolved over … Continue reading

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ARMISTICE: NOSTALGIC, WESTERN-SOUNDING LO-FI POP

Canadian musicians Béatrice Martin and Jay Malinowski offer up five tracks of vintage-sounding pop evocative of 1950s and 60s western music on their February 2011 release Armistice. Through their instrumentization and lyrics, the songs on this album are filled with … Continue reading

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LISTENING TO WHAT? RED HOT + RIO 2

After listening in early June to the “From Brazil with Love” episode of the excellent new NPR show Alt.Latino, I became hooked on the album Red Hot + Rio 2. The three weeks’ wait for its June 28 release was … Continue reading

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BEATS ANTIQUE: BLIND THRESHOLD

Beats Antique album review I bought Blind Threshold (2010), the third and most recent album by the Oakland, CA-based roots-electronica group Beats Antique, well over a month ago and still listen to it almost every single day. If I had this … Continue reading

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