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Month: April 2012

Samsara

To my incredible delight, the trailer for Samsara was made available last week. In the days since, seeing the moving images as opposed to the still frames, has done exactly what I knew it’d do…given me goose bumps…over and over and over. Completely mesmerized! The anticipation for the full length to reach my eyes is…

When Rhythm Was King

When Rhythm Was King is a compilation of crucial riddims, deep bass lines and the silky smooth sounds of Jamaica’s premier Reggae vocalists. The tracks on this compilation feature songs that are the rhythmic foundation for countless versions of classic Reggae and Dancehall hits. It’s loaded with alternate and extended mixes and serves up a…

Spiritual Jazz Vol. 2: Esoteric, Modal and Deep Jazz from the European Underground 1960-78

As the ‘60s progressed, cultural and political revolutions occurred both in the U.S. and in Europe. Jazz was both a victim and a savior, with radical developments in the music occurring in both continents. In the U.S., artists took control of their own musical destiny as small labels broke away from the mainstream, expressing new…

Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold is a Los Angeles collective that weaves together Western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and melodies. Guitar, drums, piano, saxophones, flute, ewe, gungon, djembe, bells, claves, kashishi, rattles, chekere, gourds and an oversized tambourine combine to create a distinct sound complemented by stellar vocals and harmonies sung in Hebrew. A thoroughly delightful blend…

Evil Stig

I picked up this now out-of-print album in the Fall of 1995 and the emotion that pours out of this live set has been sending chills down my spine ever since. Evil Stig (which is Gits Live, as in “give”, backwards) was a group formed following the tragic death of Mia Zapata, lead singer of…

Movin’ Forward

Thanks to the help of my bro’, the Goldbrick is up and running again! Yeah yeah! Everything except for the Gallery that is, but it’s comin’ along soon. If you care to do so, drop a comment to offer your appreciation. That’s him on his hog with me and my son in tow during our…