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Reviews of releases for 2001

Magma - Theusz Hamtaahk Trilogie

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I have a pet peeve (or perhaps a blind spot depending on your perspective) about reunion bands (or tribute bands). You tell me that some great from the 70s is touring with only one or two original...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-02-15)

Herbie Hancock - Crossings

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I spent some time last year going through The Complete Columbia Albums Collection of Herbie Hancock. I bought it hoping that there would be some gems I didn't know about after...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-11-02)

The Blue Öyster Cult - Tyranny and Mutation

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There was always something a bit sinister, a bit weird, a bit occult, and a bit conspiratorial about Blue Öyster Cult and as a kid I just ate that up, in fact I'd guess BÖC probably...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-04-13)

Le Groupov - Rwanda 94

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Rwanda 94 is a limited edition release that is “an attempt at symbolic reparation to the dead, for use by the living.” It is an artistic testimony to the genocide of the Tutsi...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-10-27)

Pirly Zurstrassen & Jean-Pierre Catoul - Septimania

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Septimana is an excellent release by the jazz duo of Pirly Zurstrassen (piano) and Jean-Pierre Catoul (violin). The virtuoso interplay of violin and piano is nothing short of outstanding....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-10-13)

Grateful Dead - Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead - England '72

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Twelve years ago, while you could still easily find a lot of the Europe 72 shows in trading circles, there were only a couple commercially available and...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-09-17)

Miles Davis - Live at the Fillmore East (March 7, 1970) - It's About That Time

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McLatchey's Second Tier

This is essentially the first of four Miles albums in this tier, all of which are centered around 1970 which happens to be my perfect sweet spot with...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-09-03)

Alan Jenkins & The Thurston Lava Tube - Free Surf #1 & #2

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The idea of “experimental surf music” might seem odd, even contradictory, at first thought, but a little consideration should revise that assessment. A lot of the famous surf tunes of...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2015-06-27)

Tangerine Dream - Rubycon

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McLatchey's Top Tier #27

Top 5 probably this one, the first Tangerine Dream album I ever owned. Features the pivotal Berlin electronic school moment on "Part 2."...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-01-24)

Colour Haze - Ewige Blumenkraft

Cover art The first thing and last thing one will hear on every track here is the raw 60 cycle hum of amplifiers or crappy guitar pickups. This is a reissue of Colour Haze’s fifth album from 2001, originally...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-08-18)
 

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