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Reviews of releases for 1999

Lilys - A Brief History of Amazing Letdowns & The 3 Way

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A Brief History of Amazing Letdowns was the second album by Lilys, released in 1993, though it didn’t show up in my awareness until much later, after I’d already heard some of...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-10-17)

Tom Dyer - Beautimus and Other Sounds of the Nineties

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I’ve covered previous reissues of Tom Dyer’s work of the 80s with The Colorplates and...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-07-14)

Michel Banabila - VoizNoiz - Urban Soundscapes

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In 1999 Dutch avant garde / experimental composer Michel Banabila released VoizNoiz, a collection of short experiments with looped samples and electronics. Now Steamin’ Soundworks...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-03-07)

Kong Klang - Kong Klang

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A melodic rock song featuring both slide guitar and harpsichord… Who would do such a thing? Norwegian songwriter Lasse Myrvold and his cohorts in Kong Klang would. And it works. This kind of...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-09-25)

John McLaughlin / Shakti - John McLaughlin Montreux Concerts

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[This review covers the Shakti concerts on discs 3-4 — July 6, 1976.]

For my tastes, most of the McLaughlin Montreux box tends to range outside of my interest area, mostly...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-03-01)

Siren Circus - Solid Poems on a Ghost of a Subject

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Somewhere between Nina Hagen, Laurie Anderson, and Philip Glass lies the musical territory of Siren Circus. Gothic images of twisted and sick relationships abound in this collection of 15 quirky...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-11-16)

Cheer-Accident - Salad Days & Trading Balloons

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When I first encountered this band, they were already well into their career — I think Fear Draws Misfortune (2009) was the first album of theirs that I heard — and I quickly...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-04)

Savoy - Mountains of Time

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Here I find myself doing something I never thought I’d do — reference a-ha in an Exposé review. Savoy is a band well-known in certain circles, namely those centered...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-13)

Dieter Moebius - Blotch

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After Moebius’ passing in 2015, Bureau B started reissuing his final four solo albums. The first in this series is Blotch, curiously named after a dab of paint. Moebius had a long...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-06-12)

Kristoff K.Roll - Corazón Road

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Corazón Road is the musical diary of a trip to the Yucatán peninsula and Central America. Using tapes he made during this trip, Kristoff K.Roll processes them and combines...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-11-17)
 

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