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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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YEMEN BLUES: GOOD NEWS OUT OF ISRAEL

Ravid Kahalani, founder of the new Israeli band Yemen Blues, takes a moment out of an exhilarating year to discuss his life and music. Bombs. Gunfire. Armed checkpoints. Mainstream news headlines portray Israel as one of the most violent places … 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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