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Available online from Issue 23

December 2001

88 Pages

Estradasphere, Dennis Rea, Prog Day 2001, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, New Sun, Ozrics, Neil Sadler, Robert Carty + Dweller at the Threshold, Indonesian Prog Festival, Rob Ayling (of Voiceprint), King Crimson w/Tool

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Rains - Apokalyptische Stadt

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This quartet from Verona, Italy plays a freewheeling experimental grunge-jazz infected rock, driven by dual guitars, tenor sax and drums. Half the time they are out on the edge, the other half...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2001-12-01)

Rasha - Let Me Be

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Go to your favorite record store, to the world music (or international as some of them call it) section and look for Africa. Most of them will have a fair number of CDs, usually separated by...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Remotion - Between Fiction and Reality

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Remotion is musician Richard Stuij assisted by engineer Arjan Steenbergen. Like contemporary Ron Boots, Stuij is profoundly influenced by Berlin school electronic music in addition to the more...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2001-12-01)

Ruby - Short-Staffed at the Gene Pool + Altered & Proud

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A whole new genre has developed since about 1995, one that consists basically of a soft-voiced female singer and a programmer / keyboardist / arranger. It probably started with Portishead, then...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Sheila Chandra with the Ganges Orchestra - "This Sentence Is True" (The Previous Sentence Is False)

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Throughout the 90s, Sheila Chandra recorded albums of solo voice, basically drones with refined, studied melodies and tones above them. That was interesting enough (since I love her voice), but...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Grand Opening and Closing

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After two years of playing astounding shows in the Bay Area and with a national tour under their belt, this band finally has an album out! Sleepytime Gorilla Museum is a Bay Area supergroup of...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2001-12-01)

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Grand Opening and Closing

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The grand opening and closing of the Sleepytime Gorilla Museum is an event one would hope they would repeat ad infinitum. First there was Idiot Flesh and, somewhere in between, Charming Hostess,...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2001-12-01)

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Grand Opening and Closing

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It sounds cheesy to admit but the cover art for this CD is what I thought most impressive about it. Independent releases are usually fraught with problems in presentation. But SGM come at you with...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 2001-12-01)

Spring Heel Jack / The Blue Series Continuum - Masses

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John Coxon and Ashley Wales take advantage of their Thirsty Ear jazzy label mates by diving head first into a maze of grooves, pulse and mood. But don’t expect a clever ambient dub from these...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-12-01)

Tea for Two - 101

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Neo-progressive act Tea for Two’s first album is appropriately titled 101 since this work is very much a freshman endeavor. The core of the group stems from vocalist Stephan Weber...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-12-01)

The Fucking Champs - IV

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The Champs are an unusual trio of twin lead guitars plus drums that cranks out a heavy uptempo rock sound with plenty of meaty riffs. On many tunes they sound like an instrumental version of Thin...

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(Posted by David Ashcraft 2001-12-01)

The Red Masque - Death of the Red Masque

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The Red Masque is a five-piece of guitars, bass, drums/percussion, keyboard+harp, and lead voice. Their promo package proclaims “...An intense and angular blend of avant rock...” and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2001-12-01)

The Residents - Icky Flix DVD & Soundtrack

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Since the mid 70s, the Residents have put out a succession of bizarre albums featuring their own take on popular culture and music. In addition to those musical releases, the band has from the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

The Underground Railroad - Through and Through

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The Underground Railroad was formed with the express intent of playing music in the style of Genesis, but they have luckily strayed from the strict observance of that intention. There is a remnant...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Triakel - Vintorvisor (Wintersongs)

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Triakel is a three-piece consisting of Garmarna’s Emma Härdelin singing with Hoven Droven’s fiddler Kjell-Erik Eriksson, along with Janne Strömstedt on harmonium. They stick...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Tyrannosaurus Rex - Early reissues

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Here we have the long-awaited reissue of Marc Bolan’s earliest recordings, back when Tyrannosaurus was spelled out in full and electric guitars were unusual coloring rather than the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Various Artists - Music for Films III

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The All Saints label began as a veritable home for the electronic, ambient inclined artist who needed a new vehicle to deliver a powerful message. Music for Films III is a sampler of these...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-12-01)

Various Artists - Soupsongs Live: The Music of Robert Wyatt

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The label has chosen to list this disc under “Various Artists” but that’s an inaccuracy. All the tracks are in fact by the same band: a rhythm section of Liam Genocky and Steve...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

White Noise - White Noise V - Sound Mind

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David Vorhaus truly counts as one of the pioneers of electronic music. His first White Noise album came out in 1969, and while he has not been prolific, his infrequent releases have all pushed the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Worldbeat - Worldbeat & Worldbeat Brazil

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I first started listening to world music back in the early 80s, when there wasn’t a whole lot of it released in the US. You could find a few African artists if you looked around, and there...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)
 

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